A HIDDEN COST OF DOING BUSINESS

Sales and use taxes have become a significant cost of doing business as states scramble for additional revenues. Compliance is cumbersome and costly. Each state, and even multiple jurisdictions in some states, has diverse, complex rules regarding the taxation of goods and services. Companies need customized solutions tailored to their individual business needs, whether they are a Fortune 50 company or in the initial stages of start-up.

Mildrid Esua, CPA, PLLC has a dedicated group of highly trained professionals who spend all of their time in the Sales and Use tax arena. They can assist with Sales and Use tax issues including electronic compliance, consulting, process design and audit defense. Regardless of the size or scope of your company—large or small, public or private—our knowledge and experience can help you navigate the complex and potentially costly Sales and Use environment.

At Mildrid Esua, CPA, PLLC, our professionals focus on providing customized solutions by working with your company and understanding the nuances of your business. We blend your unique situation with our tax and systems knowledge to address your company’s specific sales and use tax issues.

By remaining focused solely on the complexities of the sales and use tax laws throughout the nation, our Sales and Use Tax Group stays on top of current trends and emerging issue`

Audit Defense

The best defense is a good offense. In the Sales and Use tax world that means knowing the issues before you are audited. We can perform a risk overview of your Sales and Use tax function by doing a ‘reverse’ Sales and Use tax audit – one focused on identifying weaknesses in your system AND in identifying potential refund opportunities.

When that audit does come, we can act as your representative before state sales and use tax authorities. Our professionals are available to make formal replies to correspondence regarding sales and use tax liability and to provide explanations, schedules and other pertinent documents for tax examinations. 

Nexus Issues and Voluntary Disclosures

If your company operates in multiple states, whether by sales people, mail order or e-commerce, you may have unknowingly created nexus in states where you are not registered. Our team of professionals can negotiate with state officials to limit your exposure through voluntary compliance, helping you avoid forced compliance costs such as interest and penalties that may reach as high as 50 percent.

Sales Tax Recovery

We can conduct a review of your day-to-day compliance activities as part of a ‘reverse’ audit. We prepare and assist with filing refund claims with supporting documentation in order to procure your refund expeditiously. Our fees are generally based on our findings and a preliminary review can be done at no cost to you.

Sales Tax Returns Processing

Sales and use tax compliance can be a real headache for small companies. The constant worry is that you might miss something that is costly to correct, if the error is even found in the first place. For larger companies, filing hundreds of returns on a monthly basis can drain resources, and leave a company vulnerable from unexpected staff turnover. Our experienced professionals are dedicated to Sales and Use tax and can help in any circumstance.

Sales and Use Tax Advisory Services

Our Sales and Use Tax Advisory Services streamline your procedures for properly reporting your tax liability and provide the training to the appropriate personnel. We also advise you on the effects of new Sales and Use tax laws as they relate to your industry and assist in determining the potential Sales and Use tax consequences before you submit that important bid.

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Contact Mildrid Esua, CPA, PLLC for a confidential appointment and learn how to reduce what you pay in taxes each year.