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Duane Morris has a broad and diverse state and local tax practice covering essentially every type of state and local tax issue or dispute, including gross receipt, sales, use, excise, income, franchise and transaction tax.

State and Local Tax Planning

Duane Morris' experienced tax attorneys provide a wide variety of services involving multistate and local tax issues, as well as unclaimed property matters, including guidance and planning advice on tax savings opportunities, alternate business structures, mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, recordkeeping requirements, audit reviews and tax exemptions.

State and Local Tax Controversy Representation

Duane Morris tax attorneys are experienced in all forms of state and local tax controversy work, including negotiations with auditors, participating in administrative hearings, representing taxpayers before tax tribunals or commissions and representing taxpayers in both the trial and appellate courts. Our attorneys have also been involved in numerous unclaimed property controversies.

Duane Morris' highly experienced state tax attorneys have represented corporations and individuals in controversies in many states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin, and have assisted taxpayers in issues involving virtually every state.

Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Severance Payments Are Taxable Wages Under FICA
, April 01, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on March 25, 2014, that severance payments made to employees terminated against their will are taxable wages under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA).

UK Budget Speech - Key Points
, March 26, 2014
The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered his annual Budget Speech on 19 March 2014. More details of measures announced will be known when a new draft of the Finance Bill 2014 is published on 27 March. A full analysis of each and every measure announced in the Budget Speech is...

House Ways and Means Committee Releases Proposal on Tax Reform
, March 07, 2014
On February 26, 2014, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp (R-Mich.) released his plan for U.S. federal tax reform by introducing draft legislation called the "Tax Reform Act of 2014." The proposal is intended to simplify the Internal Revenue Code and strengthen the economy...

What's New for Tax Year 2013 (When Filing in 2014)
, February 25, 2014
The following are select tax topics affecting individuals and businesses for tax year 2013.

Consider These Tips in Maximizing Your Charitable Tax Deduction
, February 06, 2014
As you gather your tax materials and prepare to file your 2013 tax returns, you may wish to consider whether you have incurred out-of-pocket expenses while serving as a volunteer on behalf of a charitable organization. If so, your expenses may be tax deductible provided they are properly...

New Temporary Regulations Expand Reach of U.S. Anti-Inversion Rules and Permit De Minimis Continuing Ownership in Foreign Acquirer
, February 06, 2014
On January 16, 2014, temporary regulations were issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with respect to corporate inversions under Section 7874 (the "New Regulations"), which implement and expand rules first announced by the IRS in 2009 (See...