Managing Complex Audits and Negotiating State and Local Tax Settlements
State Tax Compliance Traps, State Enforcement Actions, Audit and Settlement Procedures, Documentation
Note: CLE credit is not offered on this program
Recording of a 110-minute CPE webinar with Q&A
This webinar will provide tax professionals and corporate finance executives with useful strategies and best practices for managing audits and negotiating state and local tax settlements. The panel will guide advisers on critical sales tax and other state tax compliance issues and current methodologies for conducting internal audits, handling state audits, settlement procedures, and required documentation. Tips and tricks on how to respond to notices and nexus questionnaires, reframe the audit, and pre-audit strategies for an audit-ready business will be covered. The panel will also provide an in-depth analysis of essential areas of concern in an audit and offer tactics for taxpayers to obtain the best tax settlements.
- Latest state tax enforcement actions and key issues
- Key state tax compliance issues
- Managing audits
- Negotiating settlements and key items of concern
- Tax controversy abatement
The panel will discuss these and other key issues:
- What are standards of review and ways states find noncompliant businesses?
- How can you manage risk from sales tax registrations and failures to file?
- What should be on your nexus checklist to avoid tax audits?
- What are effective tactics for negotiating state and local tax settlements?
- What are the critical state tax controversy abatement issues and methods to overcome them?
- When to settle or appeal state audit findings?
SALT Senior Tax Manager
Mr. Korzhen joined TaxOps with over 15 years of state and local tax (SALT) specialization, driving positive tax... | Read More
Mr. Korzhen joined TaxOps with over 15 years of state and local tax (SALT) specialization, driving positive tax outcomes for clients of all sizes across industries. He has extensive experience in all aspects of SALT consulting, planning and compliance.Close
Stacey L. Roberts, CPA
State and Local Tax Director
Ms. Roberts finds the singular state and local tax (SALT) area fascinating and is energized by the daily challenges to... | Read More
Ms. Roberts finds the singular state and local tax (SALT) area fascinating and is energized by the daily challenges to design solutions that improve business tax outcomes. With 20+ years of public and private sector accounting experience, both practical and in management, she’s gained the essential business acumen necessary to be a key advisor to clients. Ms. Roberts works closely with business clients managing all compliance issues related to state income/franchise, state and local sales and use, real and personal property and unclaimed property taxes for flow through entities and C corporations; identifying planning opportunities and state and local credits and incentives; and, mitigating state and local tax controversy issues with auditors and taxing jurisdictions.
Stacey began her career with Andersen Worldwide/Andersen LLP, where she began to hone her state and local tax experience. She added stints at KPMG and Deloitte before moving in-house with Ball Corporation as their manager of State and Local Tax Administration. An interlude with a regional tax firm followed before Stacey joined TaxOps. Ms. Roberts is a frequent speaker and author on SALT issues for industry and professional organizations including the Denver Tax Institute, Product PowerUp, NowCFO and more.
Connie Zoerink, CPA
State and Local Tax Director
Ms. Zoerink has years of public and private accounting experience specializing in state and local tax (SALT) research,... | Read More
Ms. Zoerink has years of public and private accounting experience specializing in state and local tax (SALT) research, compliance, automation and state tax business consulting. Through her prior roles with large multinational companies, the Big Four, and regional accounting firm experience, she has seen and tackled the gamut of state and local tax issues.Close