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navigating state & local tax

Our State and Local Tax practice takes pride in its over 40 years of experience with Washington State Business and Occupation Taxes and Sales and Use. 


Bill Brady leads our State and Local Tax Practice joining us from KPMG LLP where he was the National Life Science and Healthcare Leader for State and Local Taxes as well as the West Area leader for Indirect Taxes in the Americas and a Managing Director for KPMG’s Seattle State and Local Tax practice. Prior to joining KPMG, Bill spent 5 years with Ernst & Young LLP and 5 years with the Washington State Department of Revenue.

Shelly Robinson also joined us from KPMG LLP where she spent 13 years with the audit and State and Local Tax practices.  Together, they have tackled some of the most complex issues for anyone from sole proprietors to Fortune 50 companies.


Our team works with a host of other State and Local Tax issues such as the Real Estate Excise Tax, Insurance Premiums Tax, Incentives and Credits, Annual Surveys, Medical Device Excise Tax, Transaction Tax Compliance, Taxability Determinations, Captive Purchase Company, Business Registration, Sales and Use Tax Compliance,  and other State Tax issues.  If you do not see what you are looking for, please give us a call.  If we do not know the answer, our national network of contacts can assist.


State & Local Tax Consulting - With over 7,500 different taxing jurisdictions each with their own unique set of rules, Brady & Company can help navigate the compliance burden many of our clients face. We consult on various issues including multi-state income franchise issues, multi state sales and use tax issues, Washington State Business and Occupation Taxes, City of Seattle Business and Occupation Tax, City of Seattle Income Tax, City of San Francisco Business & Occupation Tax. If we do not have the local expertise, our network of affiliate advisors can assist in working locally to help our clients.

Sales and Use Tax Consulting - Do you know if your sales and use tax systems are in compliance?  Are you collecting enough tax from your customers?  Do you have enough proper documentation to support your deductions?  Have you taken all of the exemptions you are entitled to?  Brady & Company advises companies from start-up to International Companies with billions in sales on multi-state Sales and Use tax issues that affect them. We navigate the Sales and Use Tax rules and laws in the various State & Local jurisdictions that our clients operate in. We have experience working with tax jurisdictions and defending our clients under audit and identifying exemptions that companies may not be aware. Our efforts have resulted in millions of dollars saved by our clients. Let one of our professionals discuss with you the opportunities that may be available.

Washington Business and Occupation Tax and Multi-State Sales and Use Tax Refunds- Brady & Company has a team dedicated to working on Washington State Business and Occupation Tax and Multi-State Sales and Use Tax Refunds. Our experience is that a majority of companies tend to overpay rather than underpay their Washington State Business and Occupation taxes as well as multi-state Sales & Use taxes. Have a business in Manufacturing, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Municipal Fire Departments? We have the expertise to review your transactions and secure a refund from the various State and Local Taxing Authorities from beginning to end. Concerned about the risk? Our team is willing to work on a contingent basis for this type of work.

Washington State Business and Occupation Tax (B&O) Consulting - Do you have a question about Washington State’s Tax structure?  Are you sure you are in full compliance with all of the State and local Tax laws. Brady & Company has been advising companies regarding the Washington State B&O tax for many years. Our team has previous experience as a Revenue Auditor with the State of Washington as well as being the subject matter specialist with two of the “Big 4” firms. We have the Washington State B&O tax experience and depth to help find the answers you need.

Washington State Excise Tax Audit Have you been contacted by the Washington State Department of Revenue or notified about a Washington State Business and Occupation tax audit?  Do not go on your own.  Our assistance has reduced the time it takes to complete most DOR audits as well as reduce the amount assessed.  Is your audit coming back with little to no change?  Often this means you are entitled to refunds that an auditor has no incentive to give you.  Give us a call and discuss your situation with one of our specialists.

Income Tax and Sales and Use Tax Nexus - Do you have a reporting responsibility to other States or Local taxing jurisdictions?  Bill spent two years working with the Multi-State Tax Commission’s Nexus task force exploring the constitutional limits that are imposed on State and Local taxing jurisdictions before they can force you to collect or pay a tax.

State and Local Tax Reverse Audit - Are you overpaying your taxes?  Our experience says you are.  With all of the exemptions, deductions and various laws out there, it is our experience that most companies do not have the resources or time available to be in 100% compliance.  If your turn-over in your A/P group is high, your overpayments tend to be high as well.  Let us take a look at your purchases and Business and Occupation tax reporting and see if we can get you a refund.  Often we can perform this service on a contingent basis.  If we identify exposure, we will advise you not to file a refund claim and our fee is nothing.

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