State & Local Tax

State and Local Tax Controversies

Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy offers state and local tax litigation services. The firm has worked with clients, their accountants and attorneys to resolve tax controversies in various administrative and judicial forums, such as the Department of Revenue’s Audit Division and the Office of Appeals and Abatement Bureau. We have litigated tax matters before local Boards of Assessors and the State Appellate Tax Board as well as before the trial and appellate courts of Massachusetts. The firm’s attorneys offer experience in the full range of property tax issues including real and personal property valuation; agricultural, forest and recreational land classification; land use; exemption issues such as manufacturing, religious, educational, scientific and charitable status; Payment in Lieu of Taxes (“PILOT”) agreements; and other issues that arise from local taxation. Our attorneys are also experienced in effectively resolving state tax disputes such as domicile and residency issues, estate, personal income, corporate excise, motor vehicle excise, meals, sales and use taxes.