Chris Tracy

Principal, State & Local Tax

Chris Tracy

Principal, State & Local Tax

Overview

Chris is a Principal within the State & Local Tax (SALT) practice at Clearview Group. He is an experienced multistate transaction tax consultant specializing in Sales and Use, Virginia Business Professional Occupational License (BPOL), Business License, Gross Receipts, Personal Property, and Federal Excise. He represents clients ranging from small, privately held companies to Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries including, but not limited to, manufacturing, government contracting, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, high technology, telecommunications, finance, service, retail and non-profit. Chris is well versed in the use of valid statistical sampling techniques in the context of sales & use tax audits. He is also a lecturer for Lorman Education Services and has served as an expert witness in Maryland Tax Court. Prior to joining Clearview, Chris served as Director of Altus Group US, Inc.’s Transaction Tax practice.

Chris is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), where he also serves on the State Tax Committee; he is also a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), and is an active volunteer with the Maryland Food Bank.

Education

Chris attended Towson University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Chris's Latest Insights

June 22nd 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Quill, Rules States Can Impose Sales Tax Collection Responsibilities on Remote Sellers

State & Local Tax Services

In a decision that will drastically change the sales tax compliance landscape for remote sellers, the U.S. Supreme Court (the “Court”) overturned its 1992 decision and ruled states can impose sales tax collection responsibilities on remote sellers. Here’s what to expect.

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Chris Tracy, Principal, State & Local Tax
June 21st 2018

States Offer Tax Amnesty as a Fresh Start for Delinquent Taxpayers

State & Local Tax Services

From time-to-time, certain states will offer delinquent taxpayers the opportunity to settle past due liabilities through formal Amnesty Programs. So what exactly are Tax Amnesty Programs and who can participate? Why should you care about them?

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Chris Tracy, Principal, State & Local Tax
January 16th 2018

The Sales Tax Landscape Could Forever Change – Supreme Court Agrees to Revisit the Quill Decision

State & Local Tax Services

In a move that could have significant implications on the way businesses collect and consumers pay sales tax, the US Supreme Court agreed on January 12, 2018 to hear the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc.

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Chris Tracy, Principal, State & Local Tax