Reed Smith's State Tax Group has extensive experience handling state tax matters in our nation’s capital region, comprising the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
District of Columbia
Our team's experience in District of Columbia tax matters runs deep. We have assisted in drafting tax legislation in D.C., handled high profile audits, and litigated major cases.
Given our inside view into District of Columbia taxes, we have insights on issues as they happen and before the information hits the trade press.
Reed Smith's State Tax Group is a leader in Maryland state taxes. Our team advises clients on all areas of Maryland taxes, most often on sales and use tax, and income taxes. We have handled multimillion-dollar tax disputes for clients and obtained client-favorable results through litigation, negotiations, and private letter rulings. Even with the comptroller's recent successes in the courts, our experience has been that negotiated settlements are possible.
Maryland State Tax Intelligence
Given our inside view into Maryland taxes, we have insights on issues as they happen and before the information hits the trade press. For example, when clients are audited we advise them based, in part, on the comptroller's unpublished audit manual, and we make sure our clients are aware of the litigation pending in the Tax Court before they decide on strategy for their matter. Our team regularly obtains this kind of unpublished and otherwise unavailable information, including through Maryland Freedom of Information Act requests, so that we can deliver accurate and timely information to clients. Consequently, we are able to anticipate the effects of certain legislative changes and legal opinions, which helps us to advise our clients.
Our team advises clients on all areas of Virginia taxes, including sales and use, income, bank franchise, and BPOL taxes.
Our lawyers have handled multimillion-dollar tax disputes in Virginia and obtained numerous client-favorable results through negotiations and private letter rulings. Our broad experience allows us to craft the right solution for our clients, whether through legislative, regulatory, or other administrative representation; or, as a last resort, in litigation. Our lawyers comment on proposed regulations and know the right person to contact to address client concerns. Our primary goal is to achieve successful, efficient, and low-profile results for clients.
Our team regularly obtains unpublished and otherwise unavailable information on Virginia tax law and policy, particularly through Virginia Freedom of Information Act requests, so that we can deliver accurate and timely information to clients. We monitor ongoing litigation, proposed legislation, and other regulatory or legislative developments that may impact the Virginia tax landscape. Consequently, we are able to anticipate the effects of certain legislative changes and legal opinions, which helps us to advise clients.
In addition, we host an invitation-only Tax Executives luncheon for our Virginia clients. Past guests have included the Virginia Commissioner of Revenue and senior staff of the Department of Taxation.