Sales and Use Tax


Sales and use tax rules are more complex than ever, presenting known and unknown risks to businesses of all sizes.

The complexity is compounded by states becoming more aggressive and strategic in auditing taxpayers to recover tax dollars and fill budget gaps. As a result, businesses must understand their sales tax exposure, mitigate risk and past exposure, and establish processes and systems to ensure ongoing compliance.

We provide our clients with proactive, practical advice on sales and use tax filings and processes, taxability of products and services, and other related issues.  In addition to providing sound tax technical advice, our state and local tax (SALT) team can add value to your tax function through the following sales & use tax consulting services:

  • Audit Defense and Controversy
  • Compliance Process Reviews
  • Data Automation Support
  • Direct Pay Agreements
  • Due Diligence
  • Exposure Reviews
  • Participatory/Managed Audits
  • Refund Reviews/Reverse Audits
  • Research and Matrices
  • Transactional Planning
  • Voluntary Disclosures and Amnesty Programs

Additionally, our SALT team is well-positioned to alleviate the strain on your resources and unnecessary stress associated with the sales & use tax compliance function through the following services:

  • Correspondence and Notice Management
  • Exemption Certificate Management
  • Jurisdictional Rate Change Updates
  • Multistate Registrations
  • Multistate Return Filing

About Schneider Downs Tax Advisors 

With one of the largest regional tax practices in the country, Schneider Downs Tax Advisors’ personal focus on clients and in-depth understanding of current issues ensures that clients are complying with tax filing requirements and maximizing tax benefits. Our industry knowledge and focus ensures delivery of technical tax strategies which can be implemented as practical business initiatives. Learn more at

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