Most often, state and local tax litigation follows the escalation of an administrative controversy — resulting from the denial of a protest or refund claim, or other tax agency determination. While there are times when litigation is the only remaining option, the decision whether or not to proceed with litigating a tax case is often a strategic one. Of course, prevailing in a dispute following a trial is an obvious potential benefit of litigation, but it is far from the only one.

In this installment of A Pinch of SALT in Tax Notes State, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Ted Friedman and Alla Raykin describe some of the advantages of litigating state and local tax matters, discuss opportunities and remedies available only through litigation, and highlight items to keep top of mind when pursuing litigation.

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