State & Local Tax

Business Licenses & Gross Receipts Tax Services

Many local jurisdictions require companies that conduct business within their boundaries to register for a business license, which is often renewed annually. While most companies are generally aware of their state income and their sales and use tax filing requirements, these local business license requirements are often overlooked.

The fees associated with the local business license registrations and renewals range from a nominal fee to a fee that is based on gross receipts. We’ve found that the registrations and renewals that are based on gross receipts such as the Virginia Business, Professional & Occupational License Tax (BPOL), are deceptively simple and are often overpaid by many companies. We provide a variety of comprehensive business license and gross receipts tax services for our clients and will adapt each project to fit the needs of your company.

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Refund Analysis

Review Filing Methodologies
Find Opportunities to Recover Overpaid Taxes
Prevent Future Overpayments

Audit Defense

Challenge Misapplied Laws
Manage Audit Process
Reduce/Eliminate Assessment

Voluntary Disclosures

Determine Business License Registration Requirements
Resolve Past Due Liabilities

Meet Your Business Licenses & Gross Receipts Tax Advisor

Chris Tracy

Chris is a Director in the State and Local Tax (SALT) Practice at Clearview Group. He is an experienced multistate transaction tax consultant specializing in sales and use, Virginia Business Professional Occupational License (BPOL), business license, gross receipts, personal property, and federal excise. He represents clients ranging from small, privately held companies to Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries including, but not limited to, manufacturing, government contracting, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, high technology, telecommunications, finance, service, retail, and non-profit. Chris is well versed in using valid statistical sampling techniques in the context of sales and use tax audits. He is also a lecturer for Lorman Education Services and has served as an expert witness in the Maryland Tax Court. Before joining Clearview, Chris served as Director of Altus Group US, Inc.’s Transaction Tax practice.

Chris is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and serves on the State Tax Committee. He is also a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) and is an active volunteer with the Maryland Food Bank.

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