Nyemaster Goode’s attorneys regularly advise and represent multi-state businesses on a wide variety of state and local tax matters, including structural and transactional planning and tax controversies. As appropriate, we work with Nyemaster Goode’s Governmental Affairs Department to propose or initiate legislative solutions for tax-related problems.
We regularly assist multi-state clients with structural planning to minimize state and local tax liabilities, including analysis of entity structure and business operations. We also review proposed business acquisitions and dispositions to identify and minimize state and local tax consequences. We also represent companies that are acquiring or expanding operations in Iowa to negotiate credits and incentives agreements with the Iowa Economic Development Authority or city and county economic development agencies. These agreements may include state tax credits and refunds, tax increment financing, property tax exemptions or abatements, forgivable or no-interest loans, or other incentives for increased employment or investment within the State of Iowa.
Our work covers all types of state and local taxes, and includes appeals through the Iowa Department of Revenue and other administrative agencies, boards of review, and judicial proceedings. We have successfully litigated constitutional issues involving state and local tax authorities and frequently represent out-of-state taxpayers in income, sales and use, and property tax disputes in Iowa.