Tax Consulting Contact

Tom Hellen, Director
thellen@gagnontax.com
617.451.0303 x118
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Sales and Use Tax Contact

Paul Naehle, Partner
pnaehle@gagnontax.com
617.451.0303 x103
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Success Stories

Tax Consulting

GAGNON provides a full range of tax consulting services.

Technical consulting

Our career tax professionals possess a depth and breadth of experience that is unsurpassed among professional service providers.  We analyze and advise on the full range of federal and multistate tax issues.  Clients come to us for guidance on the tax effects of corporate transactions, unusual operational situations and for risk analysis and quantification during and in anticipation of audits.

The hallmark of the advice we provide to clients is the practical application of our comprehensive technical analysis.  Experience across industries and through corporate groups of all sizes enables us to quickly assess how a specific situation is most likely to actually impact our specific client.

Audit defense and litigation support

Our extensive experience is available in support of all state and federal tax disputes. We provide advocacy and representation, expert third-party analysis, advice or testimony to help our clients resolve controversies quickly and favorably.

Sales and use tax services

We provide a full range of sales and use tax consulting services, from high value tax recovery to traditional controversy and compliance services, including audit defense and technical issue analysis.

Sales and use tax recovery services include a review of client purchases made and sales and use tax returns filed, and then the performance of sophisticated accounts payable and purchasing system data analysis in each jurisdiction where significant sales and use taxes have been paid. We manage the recovery process from start to finish, working directly with vendors, taxing authorities or both to minimize our clients' resource commitments throughout the engagement. Our career tax professionals possess deep technical and advocacy experience to identify substantial recoverable overpayments.

Property tax services

A review of a company's property tax burden frequently reveals that the company is paying significantly more than its fair share of both real and personal property taxes. Property assessments are based on subjective estimates of value by the taxing jurisdiction, and it is important to verify the appropriateness of the methodologies being utilized in that estimate. Through our Alliance Partner, Draper Tax Consulting, our property tax services are designed to reduce client real and personal property taxes, leading to improved cash flow and greater profits.

Tax Recovery

We have recovered millions of dollars in overpayments of income, sales and use and other taxes for our clients. Our experienced professionals perform a comprehensive review of your previously paid taxes to identify potential recoveries. We then work through the abatement process on your behalf to recover these overpayments.

Many of the overpayments we have identified and recovered were discovered after other firms were reported to have performed this service. Our deep technical knowledge allows us to find the opportunities that lie beyond the obvious.

Credits, incentives and grants

We review historical state and federal tax credit utilization and identify recovery opportunities, perform the intensive calculations necessary to obtain prospective tax credits, and we identify and negotiate incentives and grants on behalf of clients expanding their business or geographical footprint. We also administer grants and other incentive awards to ensure compliance requirements are met.