Manufacturing is an important segment of the economy. Its importance is particularly evident in sales tax laws, specifically in the exemptions provided for manufacturers. Manufacturer sales tax exemptions help avoid tax pyramiding, a form of multiple taxation. CPAs must be able to assist their companies and their clients with securing available sales tax exemptions.
Determining the scope of manufacturing exemptions
Exemptions for manufacturing materials and supplies
Manufacturing machinery exemptions
Exemptions for energy used in manufacturing
Mark's areas of practice concentration are state, local and federal tax controversy resolution, litigation and planning. Mark’s practice includes acting as an advocate for clients in resolving disputes with state and local tax authorities (e.g., Kentucky Department of Revenue, Louisville Metro Revenue Commission, etc.) as well as federal administrative agencies including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation. He has counseled and advocated for clients with issues involving state and local income, gross receipts, sales and use, property, franchise/license and various excise taxes (e.g., cigarette, other tobacco products, motor fuel, motor vehicle, U-Drive-It, etc.) as well as federal income and excise taxes. Mark also has experience working in industry where he managed the state and local tax and federal excise tax planning and audit defense functions of a multi-billion dollar manufacturing concern.