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About Us

Our Team and Services

Sales Tax Helper LLC is team of sales tax professionals, including CPA’s and lawyers, with a dedicated focus on defending taxpayers against state revenue agencies. Sales Tax is simply what we do! Our team handles anything sales tax from the receipt of the initial sales tax audit notice, through the appeal, protest and even administrative court. Because all we do is sales tax, we have the know-how to resolve any tax issue, of any size and scope.

Our team has successfully handled sales tax issues for decades ranging from small, mom-and-pop businesses to global, publicly traded companies, and every size in between. As such, by choosing Sales Tax Helper to represent your company (or your client’s company) with any of its sales tax problems, you can rest assured that you have made the right choice.

Resolving Tax Issues

Sales Tax Helper LLC is your partner for everything sales tax! We assist businesses with sales tax issues throughout the U.S. With clients in every type of industry, we have helped thousands with sales tax audits, protests, and administrative disputes. Because all we do is sales tax, we are not the typical tax firm that just uses a one-size-fits all approach. Our team really knows the intricacies of sales tax and can help you with your sales tax problem.

Alabama

445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 4050
Montgomery, AL 36104

Nevada

500 North Rainbow Boulevard,
Suite 300
Las Vegas, NV 89107

New York

477 Madison Avenue,
6th Floor
New York, NY 10022

North Carolina

10130 Perimeter Parkway,
Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28216

Pennsylvania

1500 Market Street,
12th Floor, East Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Texas

2021 Guadalupe Street,
Suite 260
Austin, TX 78705

Washington

1455 NW Leary Way,
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98107

Ohio

100 E. Campus View,
Suite 250
Columbus, OH 43235

California

3415 South Sepulveda Blvd.,
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Georgia

3348 Peachtree Road NE,
Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30326

Indiana

9465 Counselors Row,
Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Louisiana

1615 Poydras Street,
Suite 900
New Orleans, LA 70112

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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