State and local governments are increasingly aggressive in finding additional revenue through expansive and novel interpretations of their tax laws. This growth in enforcement activity can be a significant distraction – and source of liability – for multistate and global companies operating across the 10,000 overlapping taxing jurisdictions in the United States. Akerman’s State & Local Tax Practice works with clients to design and implement compliance programs, defend litigation, and utilize technology tools that address needs across all 50 states.  Our team represents companies operating in the financial institution, automotive, telecommunication, technology, retail, and hospitality sectors. As developments such as VOIP, digital products, and ridesharing challenge the traditional applications of tax codes, we work with cutting edge companies to protect their innovative products and services.

Our work is nationally recognized by organizations such as Chambers USA, U.S. News-Best Lawyers, and Law360.

What We Do

  • Litigation in All State Courts
    • Trial courts, appellate courts, and supreme courts
    • Leasing, finance, digital goods, and retail
    • Telecommunications, software, and internet sales
    • Defense of class action tax litigation
    • Bad Debt Refund Claims
  • State and Local Tax Audit Defense and Administrative Appeals
  • State and Local Tax Consulting
    • Corporate income tax
    • Franchise tax
    • Sales & use tax
    • Insurance premium tax
    • E-Business tax
    • Franchise Tax
    • Property tax
    • Sales and income tax nexus
    • Apportionment and unitary business grouping
    • Documentary Stamp Tax
    • Unclaimed Property Tax
    • State Tax Voluntary Disclosures and Compliance