At Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, we have one of the most respected and experienced state and local tax practices in Louisiana. We represent a broad range of clients from individuals to public and private multinational corporations in all facets of Louisiana state and local tax (SALT) controversies and litigation.
Our attorneys skillfully represent clients in SALT matters involving Louisiana individual income tax, corporation income and franchise tax, severance tax, withholding tax, occupational license tax, ad valorem property tax and sales and use tax at the audit, administrative and appeal levels. As a result of their many years of practice in this field, our SALT attorneys are deeply familiar with Louisiana revenue agencies’ practices and personnel.
We have a comprehensive understanding of the tax procedures and tax controversy process in Louisiana and when SALT controversies cannot be resolved through administrative appeal or negotiated settlement, we represent clients in Louisiana state courts and in the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals.
In addition, our lawyers routinely negotiate installment agreements with the Louisiana Department of Revenue and the local tax collectors in Louisiana’s 64 parishes, assist taxpayers in making voluntary disclosures to state and local taxing authorities and advise businesses with respect to apportionment and allocation of income among the states in which they operate.
Our SALT lawyers are available to help digital service providers, e-commerce sellers, consumers and buyers and sellers of businesses assess their compliance with Louisiana’s economic nexus laws.
Property tax assessments around the nation have risen dramatically in recent years, creating a greater burden for businesses, developers, agencies and financial institutions. The firm’s SALT attorneys counsel clients with respect to property assessments and exemptions for qualified taxpayers.
Should an appeal become necessary, our attorneys are responsive and efficient in filing claims, dealing with assessors and appearing before tax boards and courts.