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Sharon A. Ackerman

CPA
Tax Director

Sharon Ackerman, CPA, is a tax director in the Tax Controversy Services Group at Anchin. Sharon has more than 20 years of experience representing both corporate and individual clients before the IRS, state and local taxing authorities. She resolves issues in a wide range of industries, including real estate, construction, professional services, manufacturing, wholesale, and retail.

Sharon specializes in residency exams and issues as well as income tax exams on the Federal, state and city level. Her expertise extends to sales tax issues, corporate nexus issues, IRS and state tax examinations. She has successfully defended many clients before the IRS in various audit stages, and has advised clients on voluntary disclosure for various state tax agencies. Sharon’s efforts have resulted in the saving of millions of dollars for her clients.

Sharon presents a variety of educational seminars for construction and real estate industry organizations. She has conducted numerous New York State Residency presentations for high net worth individuals and hedge fund managers. In addition, she has presented at Anchin’s CPE for CFOs, and often presents to real estate brokerage firms. Sharon has also been a featured speaker in webinars focusing on sales tax and tax controversy issues, and often authors industry-related news blasts.

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News

  • Congress Introduces New Sales Tax LegislationSeptember 21, 2018

    Congressmen on both sides of the aisle recently introduced legislation to address the Supreme Court’s decision regarding sales tax and physical presence nexus in South Dakota versus Wayfair. The Wayfair decision allows states to require businesses to register and collect sales tax even though no physical presence in the state.

  • Effective 10/1/18: Sales and Use Tax Collection Changes for Additional StatesSeptember 13, 2018

    Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in South Dakota v Wayfair Inc., additional states have released guidance on the treatment of sales and use tax, effective 10/1/18.

  • Effective 7/1/18: Sales and Use Tax Collection Changes for Vermont and KentuckyJuly 2, 2018

    Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent overturning of Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, Vermont and Kentucky have released guidance on the treatment of sales and use tax, both of which went into effect on July 1, 2018.

  • Supreme Court Opens Door to Taxation of Online SalesJune 26, 2018

    In a much-anticipated ruling that confounded the expectations of many court watchers, the U.S. Supreme Court has given state and local governments the green light to impose sales taxes on out-of-state online sales. The 5-4 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. was met by cheers from brick-and-mortar retailers, who have long believed that the high court’s previous rulings on the issue disadvantaged them, as well as state governments that are eager to replenish their coffers. 

  • Supreme Court Overturns Significant Wide Reaching Tax RulingJune 21, 2018

    In one of the most groundbreaking tax events in decades, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, a 1992 decision pertaining to the collection of use tax. Now, retailers can be required to collect sales and use tax, even in states in which they lack a physical presence. 

  • Attention Amazon Vendors – Changes to Sales Tax Collection Policy in WA, MA and NYJune 19, 2018

    Online retail giant Amazon reached an agreement this year with the states of New York, Washington and Massachusetts that may affect many of the site’s sellers and vendors from a sales tax perspective.

  • South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. May Significantly Change How Retailers Collect Sales TaxJanuary 17, 2018

    It is no secret that there has been a dramatic change in the system of collection of sales tax in the United States in recent years, partially due to trends such as online shopping. A recent court case that could dramatically change the laws on sales tax and have a potentially significant impact on businesses and consumers is progressing through the judicial system.

  • Sales Tax on Foreign Purchases for New YorkersDecember 6, 2017

    Understanding the full extent of tax obligations, especially given the complex and ever-changing rules governing New York, can be complicated. To ensure that all tax…

  • Sales and Use Tax Exemptions Extended for Certain Property and Service Purchases for Leased Commercial Office Space in Lower ManhattanSeptember 19, 2017

    Amendments have been made to the Tax Law that will extend tax incentive opportunities for businesses that locate or relocate offices in lower Manhattan.

  • What You Need to Know About Sales and Use TaxDecember 13, 2016

    An increasing amount of building owners and management companies are being audited by states for Sales and Use tax compliance. These audits are resulting in firms being assessed for thousands of dollars in taxes, interest, and, in some instances, penalties.

  • NYS Art Collectors Under Scrutiny for Taxes on Shipped ArtMarch 2, 2016

    Law enforcement and tax authorities have been closely investigating electronic records and tax returns for the buying and selling of art in New York State. Art collectors and intermediaries have come under close scrutiny as to whether they have been paying taxes, maintaining shipping records and providing invoices during the sales process.

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