The attorneys at Coyne & Coyne, P.C., have over 60 years of experience advising clients with their Pennsylvania Tax issues. They assist their clients with audit defense representation, administrative or court appeals, obtaining favorable letter rulings, sales and use tax spend reviews, overpayment & tax credit analysis, and compliance issues. They have handled issues for clients involving various Pennsylvania taxes, including corporate income & franchise tax, sales & use tax, gross receipts taxes and tax credits & incentives.

Solving State & Local Tax Problems

State and local taxes represent a substantial expense even when things are going smoothly. When a state or local tax auditor shows up at the door, matters may go downhill in a hurry. An employee may encounter personal problems and overlook an important exemption, causing a significant tax overpayment. The Department of Revenue may, out of the blue, adopt an interpretation of the tax law that impacts your company in a way never expected. The members of the State and Local Tax (“SALT”) Group of Coyne & Coyne, P.C. are dedicated to helping you solve your state and local tax problems, whether through audit defense representation, an administrative or court appeal, obtaining a favorable letter ruling, or another approach designed to address your specific problem.

Pennsylvania State Tax Audit Defense and Appeals

We handle appeals involving Pennsylvania sales and use taxes, corporate net income taxes, capital stock and franchise taxes, gross receipts taxes, fuels taxes, and other state taxes. We have argued cases before the Department of Revenue’s Board of Appeals, the Board of Finance and Revenue, the Commonwealth Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The attorneys at Coyne & Coyne, P.C., have over 60 years of experience advising clients with their Pennsylvania Tax issues.

The Coyne SALT Group also works with companies in dealing with auditors before an assessment is issued – at times successfully heading off issues before they result in assessments and lead to appeals. In addition, we work with companies to improve their tax compliance processes and to identify and pursue refund opportunities – either in concert with assessment appeals or separately. The Group has been instrumental in obtaining substantial tax refunds for many clients.

Real Estate & Other Local Pennsylvania Taxes

Members of the Coyne SALT Group have represented clients throughout Pennsylvania’s 67 counties – before county boards of assessment appeals, county courts and the state appellate courts. We also have represented businesses in contesting local mercantile, business privilege (gross receipts), and other local Pennsylvania taxes across the state.

Abandoned & Unclaimed Property (Escheat)

We have advised many companies on abandoned and unclaimed property (escheat) issues and have represented companies in Treasury Department appeals and in Pennsylvania’s appellate courts.

Charitable Organizations

The Coyne SALT Group is ready to assist hospitals, YMCAs, economic development organizations and other nonprofits to obtain exempt status for local real estate tax, local gross receipts tax and state sales and use tax purposes.


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