Sales Tax Recovery

What is a Reverse Sales Tax Audit?

A reverse sales and use tax audit is the process of reviewing previous years of purchase data to find erroneous sales or use tax charges or accruals. Generally, these errors are due to a misapplication of tax laws by the seller or oversight of an exemption provided by the state.

How Far Back Does a Reverse Sales Tax Audit Go?

The statute of limitations varies from state to state.  Some states, like NY, carry a three-year look back, while others, like NJ, have a four year-year lookback period. Additionally, clients going through a sales tax audit can have an extended lookback period to offset the current audit period.

How Often Should We Complete a Reverse Sales Tax Audit?

A typical reverse sales and use tax audit should be completed every 2-3 years.

Canadian Sales Tax Recovery

Canadian Sales Tax Recovery is a 3-part service that PM Business Advisors has created. It includes Reverse Sales and Use Tax Audits, Accounts Payable Recovery Audits, and Special Canadian Sales Tax Issues. For more information on Canadian Sales Tax Recovery, click here!

How PMBA Can Help

PM Business Advisors can provide you with a team of Recovery Engineers to close this gap. Recovery Engineers assist companies with locating and recovering overpayments and assist in process improvements to ensure it does not happen again. Our team has over 15 years of experience and has helped companies identify and recover over $200M in sales tax.

When it comes to sales and use tax, size doesn’t matter. Our team has had success in finding $250K in overpayments for companies with as little as $25M in revenue.

Company Recovery
$10B Financial Services Company $10M
$1B Consumer Products Company $1.5M
$1B Food Products Company $750K
$1B National Retailer $675K
National Real Estate Owner Operator $1M
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