Kristen Cove

Partner – Multistate Tax Leader | Deloitte Tax LLP

Kristen Cove

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Kristen is Deloitte’s national service line leader for our Multistate Tax Services practice, which has 1,700 professionals focused on all areas of multistate income, franchise, and indirect taxes for our clients. She has 25 years of public accounting experience. For the past 24 years, she has specialized in multistate income and franchise tax consulting. She focuses on high-value nonstructural and structural state tax opportunities for companies via the identification and implementation of state tax refund and filing opportunities, as well as restructuring and operational alignment opportunities.

Throughout her career with Deloitte, Kristen has led our State Strategic Tax Review (SSTR) group. She has also led the practice’s efforts around technical innovation, having been responsible for the development of the latest opportunities for technical multistate positions, monitoring legislation and litigation developments, and creating new opportunities for clients with respect to their multistate tax posture.

She has significant experience in other areas, including state and local tax planning for corporate mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, and developing tax planning strategies for complex corporate transactions. Kristen focuses on bringing the value of SSTR projects to clients in numerous industries with a focus on the Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry.

Kristen Cove