State and Local Tax (SALT) Services in Chicago, IL

Get tailored solutions for State and Local Tax (SALT) challenges in Chicago, Illinois. Our seasoned experts at are your trusted advisors, ensuring compliance, optimizing deductions, and minimizing liabilities. Explore the power of precision in SALT with us.

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Trusted Chicago SALT Accountants

Our team of Trusted Chicago SALT Accountants specializes in guiding clients through the intricate web of state and local taxes. With the recent changes in tax policy, such as the SALT deduction cap, understanding the implications for federal income tax returns is essential. We work closely with both individuals and businesses to help them navigate the complexities of state and local tax services.

Our expertise covers income taxes, local taxes, property taxes, and sales taxes to ensure you receive the maximum benefit while staying in compliance with the tax code. We’re dedicated to providing tailored solutions that address your specific needs, whether you're in a high-tax state or have complex tax situations.

Trust our experienced team to handle the details of SALT deductions, federal income tax, and potential conflicts related to taxes paid in different jurisdictions. We’re committed to optimizing your financial position and ensuring your peace of mind when it comes to state and local taxes.

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Local Tax Salt Deduction: Minimize Your State and Local Business Taxes

Local Tax Salt Deduction: Minimize Your State and Local Business Taxes

Unlock significant savings with our services, designed to help businesses in Illinois minimize their state and local taxes. With the Illinois SALT Cap Workaround, we can help you navigate the $10,000 deduction limit imposed on state and local taxes to ensure you maximize your tax benefits.

Our expert team is well-versed in the intricacies of local tax deductions, offering tailored solutions that align with your business's specific needs. We'll explore every avenue to legally optimize your deductions while ensuring compliance with tax regulations.

Unlock Tax Opportunities with Our SALT Services

Navigating the complex landscape of State and Local Taxes (SALT) in Illinois requires a specialized understanding of the state's unique tax laws and regulations. At Lewis.CPA, we have a team of dedicated professionals with extensive experience in Illinois SALT matters.

State and Local Tax Planning

We offer proactive tax planning services tailored to your specific needs, helping you identify opportunities to reduce tax liabilities, manage cash flow, and make informed financial decisions.

Illinois Sales and Use Tax

Being compliant with sales and tax laws is essential to keep your business up and running. At, we’ve invested in software that can painlessly help you calculate your sales tax nexus in every state where your business has a presence.

Tax Nexus Evaluation

Nexus refers to the level of connection between a taxing jurisdiction like a state and an entity like your business. Performing these evaluations is easy for our clients because of our ability to ask the right questions.

Income, Franchise, and Gross Receipts Tax

Our team has the unique ability to not only calculate your state and federal income tax liabilities but also identify ways for you to minimize those liabilities.

Illinois Tax Credits and Incentives

States offer different tax credits and incentives, and minimizing state and local tax liabilities is an important factor when selecting locations for production, distribution, sales, back-office functions, customer service, and more.

Property Tax Consulting

Property tax assessments can significantly impact both individuals and businesses. Our property tax consultants are well-versed in Illinois property tax laws and will work diligently to help you minimize property tax burdens through assessments, appeals, and strategic planning.

Apportionment in State and Local Tax (SALT)

Apportionment is the process by which states allocate a portion of a business's income to determine the taxable amount within their jurisdiction. It ensures that businesses pay their fair share of state and local taxes based on their level of activity within each jurisdiction. Our experts analyze your income sources, assets, and payroll to determine the optimal apportionment method, ensuring compliance and minimizing your overall state and local tax liability.

State and Local Tax Deduction

Maximizing your State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction is key to reducing your federal tax liability. We help individuals and businesses navigate the complexities of SALT deductions, ensuring you claim all eligible deductions and credits to lower your federal tax burden legally and efficiently.

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Whether your business is small or large, hanging on to your profits is everything. Let your business focus on its growth by reaching out today.

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State and Local Tax Planning Services for Your Business

Analyzing and understanding your tax nexus in each state is something that needs to be done. And dealing with other things on top of that like multiple state tax filing, understanding the salt tax deduction, etc., is challenging. The industries we've seen benefit from our services the most include:

Retailers benefit from state and local tax planning services tremendously. Due to how complicated taxes can be for retail companies, it is very risky to not work with tax professionals.

Law firms know more than anybody that rules and regulations are constantly changing at the local, state, and federal levels. They come to for help because of how much they trust us to be up to date with our information.

Managing major construction projects is an expensive endeavor. Thankfully, there are ways to offset some of the costs and make deductions that you didn’t know were possible with our help.

We have a special place in our hearts for businesses that are out there to do good for the world and have less of a priority on making a buck.

Our SALT Process

The way that we provide our state and local tax services is incredibly simple for our clients to understand. Here are the steps:

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  • Schedule an Appointment

    Making an appointment is very easy. You can call us, email us, or simply fill out our contact form. The form can be filled out by anyone from any device in America.

  • Gather Your Documents

    If you aren’t sure what documents you need, that’s totally normal. Before we get to this part, we will already have talked with you about the information we’ll need in order to help. You’ll know what to do.

  • Let Our Tax Professionals File Your State and Local Taxes

    Some business owners are still filing their taxes because they aren’t aware of all the benefits that come from working with tax professionals. Thankfully, this won’t be you anymore.

  • Get Your State and Local Returns Maximized

    With the right strategy implemented by our team of tax professionals, you can not only pay the least amount of money, but you can also receive the maximum amount of returns possible.

Why Choose Our SALT Services?

If you aren't already rushing to get in contact with our firm, you might be convinced after hearing about the additional benefits that come from starting the relationship.

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Remote Services

The majority of individuals are used to having to meet in person when working with a professional on their taxes. However, we are proud to offer remote services for those who can’t attend face-to-face meetings.
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Local Expertise

We understand the intricacies of Illinois tax laws and regulations, offering you peace of mind in navigating the state's tax environment.
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Proven Success

Our track record of successful outcomes for our clients speaks to our commitment to delivering tangible results.
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Compliance Assurance

Trust us to keep you compliant with the latest tax regulations, minimizing the risk of penalties and fines.

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We ran into some sales tax audit issues which Sue and staff handled very professionally for us.  We continued to use Susan Lewis after selling the business and moving out of state.
Jenny Bennish
I have been using Sue Lewis for my business and personal taxes for years and have had a great experience. Sue and everyone at her office are great. They are all very knowledgeable and ready to help. From handling payroll to yearly tax reporting they handle everything without much needed from me. They make my life easy!
Mike Avallone
I have had a fantastic experience with Sue Lewis as well as the other wonderful women in the office. They have helped guide me through my personal and business taxes in addition to corporate debacles that I faced before finding Sue. My friend recommended me to Susan Lewis and I have recommended her to others. Between communication, follow-up, persistence with tax issues and professionalism, you really can't do better.
Alli Doubek
Many thanks as always. Truly unbelievable how fast you respond. 5 star service.
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State and Local Taxes FAQs

  • What are SALT taxes?

    SALT or State and Local Taxes encompass various taxes imposed by state and local governments, such as income taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, and other levies. These taxes are separate from federal taxes and are used to fund state and local government services and infrastructure projects. The specific types and rates of SALT taxes can vary significantly from one location to another, and taxpayers are typically required to pay these taxes based on their income, purchases, or property ownership within the jurisdiction.

  • How are local sales tax rates determined in Illinois?

    Local sales tax rates in Illinois are determined by individual municipalities and counties. The combined state and local sales tax rates can vary depending on your location within the state.

  • What is the Economic Nexus threshold for sales tax in Illinois?

    Economic Nexus rules in Illinois may require businesses with a certain level of sales or transactions in the state, even without a physical presence, to collect and remit sales tax. The threshold can change, so it's essential to stay updated.