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Sales Tax Consulting Services

Convenient and Affordable Solutions

Our transparent, fixed-fee business model is created around our belief that you don’t need a $400+ an hour sales tax lawyer on retainer to successfully deal with most sales tax problems.

Many states do not require a sales tax attorney to handle your case with the state agency, and you deserve to know up-front what your cost will be for the services needed.

Sales Tax Audits

Most cases begin when a taxpayer receives a notice of audit from the state revenue agency. Sales Tax Auditors can generally go back 3-4 years, and finding a small error can result in a large sales tax liability. Sales Tax Helper can handle the audit on your behalf, keep the auditor out of your hair, and allow you to focus on making money in your business.

Appeal an Assessment

At the end of the sales tax audit, the auditor will issue their findings. Your business only has a limited time to protest the auditor’s findings. Our team can fight the assessment on the law or the facts and make sure your business's rights are protected.

Administrative Court

Following the appeal or the protest period, your business still can fight the assessment by filing in administrative or tax court within a specific time frame. Our team has extensive experience and success in fighting tax assessment and refunds in administrative or tax court.

Fixed Fee

While most tax professionals charge by the hour, we have flexible fixed fee pricing available. Consult with our firm for the knowledgeable legal representation that can make all the difference in the resolution of your case.

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Sales Tax Consultants Are an Efficient Tax Attorney Alternative

Oftentimes, having an attorney or a tax law firm may be more expensive than necessary. Instead of spending tens of thousands on sales tax representation, we have former auditors to handle sales tax audits, and our seasoned sales tax consultants can handle your company’s sales tax appeals or protests. And, if need be, we have attorneys at our disposal that are qualified to handle your sales tax case in administrative court. In the end, you get decades of sales tax know-how at a fraction of the price. Instead of standard hourly rates charged by traditional tax lawyers, we offer fixed-fee pricing and you only pay for what you need. Unlike run-of-the-mill tax lawyers, who often only have experience with federal tax issues, our team’s expertise is with sales tax issues and state sales tax laws.

At Sales Tax Helper we help those in need of representation during sales tax audits, protests, and administrative litigation. More importantly, we provide services equivalent to tax attorneys at the price of a sales tax consultant. Simply put, this is what we do and we will work hard to reach a reasonable resolution for your business’s sales tax liabilities. We welcome the opportunity to handle your sales tax issues and be part of your team!

Sales Tax Audit FAQ

  • Q:What triggers a sales tax audit?

    A:You inadvertently waived a red flag or your company landed in the small percentage selected for a random sales tax audit. These red flags include: Cash-based businesses, prior audits that resulted in owed sales tax, your sales reported to the state didn’t match what you reported to the IRS, a high volume of exempt sales, filing a refund claim, or a high number of credits. There’s also a possibility that your business happens to be in an industry that your state suspects rampant under-reporting. Often times, they will target industries effected by complex sales tax laws.

  • Q:How do I prepare for a sales tax audit?

    A:1. RESPOND to the notice; 2. Get organized; 3. Identify/hire your audit manager; 4. Notify your auditor of who they will be corresponding with; 5. Compare your sales tax returns against the federal tax return; 6. Test at least 1 month of exempt sales; 7. Reconcile your sales tax payable account versus your sales tax payments; 8. Review your fixed assets purchased — did you pay sales tax on them?; 9. Review your purchases on your key expense accounts to ensure tax was paid on your purchases.

  • Q:How long do sales tax audits last?

    A:Audit duration can vary dramatically from state to state and from business to business. Waiver issues aside, an audit generally takes 3-7 months to complete. Surprisingly, some audits can drag on for a few years. Time factors usually swing on the size of the company, the ability to produce reliable and organized documentation, and the level of sophistication of the business.

  • Q:Can I do this myself or should I hire a sales tax lawyer or a sales tax consultant?

    A:We all enjoy the occasional DIY project, especially when it saves us money. Before opting to go that route, consider the risk vs. rewards involved. Avalara recently conducted a study and found that the average sales tax audit costs around $115,000. When facing a sales tax audit, it is beneficial to have someone with knowledge of the financial implications on your side. That is where sales tax professionals, such as those at Sales Tax Helper LLC, can save you a lot of heartache and money by avoiding a few missteps. 

  • Q:What accounting software and services do you work with?

    A:TaxJar, Vertex O Series, Avalara, Vertex Cloud, Quickbooks, Proconnect Tax Online, Canopy, ONESOURCE, Sovo Intelligent Compliance Cloud, Intuit Lacerte, CCH SureTax, SS&C Advent Axys, Vertex Payroll Tax Q Series, Bloomberg Tax Advantage, VATBox, CSC Corptax Compliant, Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud, TaxCloud, Fast Enterprises, GenTax, Fast Enterprises FastUI, SAP Tax Compliance, Taxify, and ESKORT Compliance Solution.

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