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US Indirect Tax Services

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Deloitte Tax’s Multistate group has a team of indirect tax professionals across its network of member firms specializing in indirect tax services. Drawing upon our in-depth knowledge of each jurisdiction’s tax laws, coupled with data analytics and other technology-based services, we offer distinct insights regarding how these laws apply to companies in various industries. Our professionals represent a mix of accounting, legal, industry and state government backgrounds.

In a rapidly evolving business environment, taxing jurisdictions struggle to apply antiquated tax laws to today’s emerging technologies and evolving services. Deloitte’s indirect tax practice delivers high-value consulting, controversy, compliance and recovery services involving a wide array of indirect taxes including sales and use taxes, federal and state excise taxes (e.g., fuel tax, medical device tax, airline ticket tax), business & occupation taxes, gross receipts and privilege taxes, telecom and utility taxes, severance taxes, value added taxes.

Refund audit/refund reviews

Our national indirect specialists help companies identify, analyze and quantify potential tax refunds. The scope of indirect taxes include sales/use, telecommunications, excise and other transaction-based taxes. We assist companies with preparing and filing refund claims. Upon request, we provide process improvement recommendations and training to help reduce overpayment errors in the future.

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Indirect tax audit controversy

Many of our Deloitte Tax indirect tax specialists have past experiences as former employees of state departments of revenue. Our professionals have insight into tax law and administrative audit policies, as well as industry knowledge. We also assist companies with indirect tax managed audits. Managed audits allow the taxpayer to perform the tax audit in conjunction with the state within guidelines laid out by the state’s tax auditors. Many states abate or reduce interest and/or penalties associated with a managed audit assessment.

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Compliance & consulting

Deloitte assistance in the realm of indirect tax extends to both compliance and consulting services. This includes compliance assistance and training, voluntary disclosure agreement (VDA)/amnesty negotiations, due diligence associated with merger and acquisition activity and exemption certificate management (ECM).

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Indirect tax process review

Our experienced indirect tax specialists can perform an in-depth review of your overall sales and use tax function to provide observations regarding the effectiveness of sales and use tax processes, identify potential exposure areas, share our knowledge regarding leading practices, and provide recommendations for improvement.

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Excise tax

Deloitte assistance in the area of excise tax extends to both compliance and consulting services. Our excise tax professionals help companies identify, analyze, and quantify potential tax refunds. Through our ongoing professional relationships with the IRS,TTB and the taxation authorities in most states, Deloitte Tax can get to the root of complex issues quickly and often resolve issues more efficiently than if a company sought to address the audit or controversy solely on its own.

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