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State Taxation, Franchise, Sales & Ad Valorem

State and local tax laws and regulations are complex and voluminous, as the tax laws of each of the 50 states are unique and independent of one another. At Blazier, Christensen, Browder & Virr, P.C., we advise businesses on state and local tax planning to reduce tax costs, improve tax compliance, and mitigate the risk of future tax liabilities.

Texas Tax Law

We help businesses and attorneys throughout Texas and the United States plan transactions and business structures to minimize Texas tax, including:

  • Choice of business entity and ownership structure under the Texas margin tax
  • Texas sales tax responsibilities of buyers and sellers in buying, selling or merging a business
  • Sales tax and franchise tax compliance responsibilities of internet sellers

We represent taxpayers under audit by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, helping them understand their options and protect their rights through the audit process. We assist taxpayers in obtaining written tax guidance and successfully obtaining voluntary disclosure agreements from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

The attorneys of Blazier, Christensen, Browder & Virr, P.C., have depth and breadth of experience in all major taxes imposed at the state and local level in Texas:

  • Franchise tax
  • Sales and use tax
  • Property tax
  • Motor Fuel tax
  • Severance tax
  • Alcoholic beverage tax

We are frequently called upon by attorneys, accountants and tax professionals in Texas and throughout the United States for advice under Texas law on significant tax events, including mergers and acquisitions, aircraft purchases and sales, construction projects, and bankruptcy.

Multistate Taxation

Businesses operating outside Texas and on the internet must comply with the tax law of each state in which they do business. We help our business clients determine when they have a tax compliance obligation in another state, and we assess the tax implications of a transaction or business model under the laws of those states. When local know-how is needed, we assist our clients in locating and retaining experienced tax attorneys licensed in other states.

Contact Our Tax Attorneys

Based in Austin, Texas, we represent clients throughout the United States on Texas and multistate tax matters. Call us at 512-361-2268 or contact us by email to arrange an initial consultation with one of our tax attorneys.

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