Nonlitigated Resolutions of Multistate Tax Disputes: Three Case Studies Show How Taxpayers, States Can Find Common Ground

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Litigating tax disputes can be expensive, and the costs are not always measured in amounts paid to outside counsel. A tax case can consume valuable internal resources as a company works with counsel to answer discovery, prepare for depositions, hearings, or trial, and, quite often, prepare or respond to an appeal. Many disputes, however, can be resolved without resorting to a lawsuit or filing an administrative protest. In this article, author David A. Fruchtman, of Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered, uses three case studies to explain how taxpayers can effectively apply alternative approaches to resolving disputes.

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