Sales tax audit defense is a specialty that necessitates engaging the right firm. For taxpayers needing help with their own sales tax audits, a call to Clarus Partners could result in a success story that saves a business thousands of dollars.
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Sales Tax Audit Defense
Firm Clarus Partners
Saves Clients More Than
Sales tax audit defense expertise is a specialty that can
save a business hundreds of thousands - and even millions
- of dollars.
"We have perfected the art of sales tax
audit defense," says Jeff Stonerock,
CPA, Partner at Clarus Partners
Advisors LLC. "We have successfully
saved our clients over $1 billion
CASE STUDY 1: Clarus Partners reduced a manufacturing
company's initial sales tax liability of more than $2 million down to
Clarus Partners applied specific
manufacturing exemptions allowed
by the State of Texas, saving the
taxpayer more than $1.9 million.
CASE STUDY 2: Legend Networking and Telecom, which
provides IT services in many states, was being audited for
sales and use tax purposes.
“We had hired another sales tax consultant who
‘specialized’ in sales tax," said Camille Monk, Chief
Financial Officer at Legend Networking and
Telecom. "Clarus Partners was able to decrease our
audit by two-thirds!” The final savings for Clarus
Partners' client was more than $200,000.
CASE STUDY 3: A client in the retail sector was initially assessed
$700,000 of sales and use tax, largely due to a lack of complete and
valid exemption certificates.
Clarus Partners, engaged by the retailer, was able to
implement SmartCert, its leading-edge Exemption
Certificate Management Solution (ECMS), reducing
the assessment by more than 80 percent. With
continued use of SmartCert, the client's assessment
was reduced to $3,000 in three years.
CASE STUDY 4: Clarus Partners successfully defended
a contracting client in a Kansas sales and use tax audit.
Sales and use tax laws in Kansas related to
contractors and real property improvements provide
an exception that favors taxpayers in one of their tax
imposition statutes. The client's ties to the vendor
were and are a long-term relationship, so the savings
will provide benefits for years to come.
For taxpayers needing help with their own sales tax audits, a call to
Clarus Partners coul