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Alabama Sales Tax Helper LLC

Sales Tax Consulting Services in Alabama

At Alabama Sales Tax Helper LLC, we provide effective and experienced sales tax representation for business owners who have received a notice of audit from the state revenue agency. Whether you are interested in taking legal action on any tax law issue or appealing an assessment, our Alabama sales tax consultants are available alternative to hiring a sales tax attorney.

About Us

Our team is comprised of former auditors and veteran tax consultants to handle your company’s sales tax appeals and protests, as well as lawyers who can protect your rights and best interests in the courtroom. Let us help you obtain a reasonable resolution for your company’s tax liabilities.

How We Can Help

Alabama Sales Tax Helper LLC offers the following tax services:

  • Sales Tax Audits – We can guide business owners through the complexities of a sales tax audit to obtain the most favorable outcome.
  • Appeal an Assessment – If you are not satisfied with the results from the audit, our sales tax firm can appeal an assessment.
  • Sales Tax Litigation – If you are interested in filing a lawsuit against the state tax agency, our sales tax litigation consultants may settle your case without going to court.
  • Sales Tax Consultant – We can help business owners ensure they follow state and local tax laws, as well as help them pay as little sales tax as possible.

If you are dealing with a sales tax issue in Alabama, contact us today at . We have helped thousands of clients resolve their tax burdens in nearly every industry.

Alabama Audit Process

Most cases start when a taxpayer is notified of an audit by the state revenue agency. Auditors will investigate three to four years' worth of your taxes and identify any minor and significant errors that impact your sales tax liability.

The audit process generally takes three to seven months to complete – or maybe even a few years, depending on the size of the company and sophistication of the business operations. Once the auditors finish their investigation, a finding will be issued, and your business has a limited amount of time to protest the findings.

Not only can Alabama Sales Tax Helper LLC can represent you during the audit, but we can also help you appeal or protest the assessment.

Facing a Sales Tax Audit in Alabama? Let Us Help You Resolve Your Case!

You do not need to pay a tax attorney hundreds of dollars per hour to handle your case. Additionally, the average sales tax audit costs approximately $115,000 (according to Avalara).

Alabama Sales Tax Helper LLC has a flexible fixed fee pricing option, so you understand all the costs of our services upfront. Do not hesitate to get decades of sales tax experience and knowledge at a fraction of the price.

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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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