We handle all types of state and local transactional taxes, including sales and use, gross receipts, lodging, telecommunications, insurance, alcohol, fuel, and tobacco taxes.
Our home states, Colorado and California, are two of the most complex taxing jurisdictions in the country with respect to transaction taxes. In addition to its state-level taxes, Colorado includes dozens of home rule taxing jurisdictions, each with its own tax base and tax rate. We are experienced in navigating the substantive differences across these jurisdictions, as well as Colorado’s unique dispute resolution procedures. We have successfully litigated cases involving the reach of imposition provisions, the scope of varied exemptions, and TABOR violations (new taxes enacted without voter approval). Similarly, in California, we bring substantial experience to challenging state-level transaction taxes, as well as local taxes such as utility user taxes, transient occupancy taxes, and parking taxes.
Beyond our controversy work, we regularly assist clients in transaction tax planning, including evaluating tax responsibilities arising from business transactions.