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State and local tax (SALT)

Discover strategies to tackle state and local tax burdens and realize opportunities

Helping you navigate in uncertain times

More agile tax models are needed in the face of an evolving landscape including global uncertainties, impacts of the US election, Tax Reform and Wayfair  to allow the tax function to effectively provide critical inputs in business decisions. Companies should consider:

  • Effective cash tax management through minimizing taxable income, obtaining available refunds, and reducing required tax payments 
  • Actions to stabilize supply chains while bracing for an unpredictable revenue and profitability mix in key markets
  • Resources needed to meet your ongoing indirect and direct tax compliance requirements, imposed by the various taxing authorities
  • Opportunities focused on becoming more flexible in responding to arising uncertainties

Whether state corporate, partnership, sales tax or unclaimed property, navigating the evolving compliance process has always been challenging. Now, businesses must take what was put into place post-federal Tax Reform and post-Wayfair and adapt it to a rapidly changing situation. Meeting this challenge will require a new vision of how we work and what we are trying to accomplish.

Equally important, companies will need to uncover cash and increase liquidity to meet demand and stay afloat.

Please visit us often for updates and resources as we navigate these uncertain times together.

2021 Tax Policy Outlook: The Changing Horizon

The course of the pandemic and the possibility of future federal aid to states and localities will be key factors in the state tax policy decision-making process. What else will play a role in state tax policy? Dive into our 2021 Tax Policy Outlook to learn more.

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Strategies and solutions for your business objectives

State and local tax professionals need a strategy to stay ahead of and manage state and local tax burdens and to identify opportunities that result from evolving changes in legislation and administrative policy changes.

PwC’s State and Local Tax (SALT) practice can help you with strategies to manage your state and local tax issues by recommending solutions that are consistent with your company’s overall business objectives. We can also identify appropriate tax treatment that is consistent with good business practices and states’ applicable tax laws and rules.

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Peter Michalowski

Peter Michalowski

State and Local Tax Leader, PwC US

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