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    Pay what you owe, not a penny more.
    Our business is all about helping taxpayers save money
    by complying with state tax rules.

    Most businesses fail to comply with state sales and use tax rules because staff does not understand
    the taxability of services bought or provided and do not secure or retain the right documentation.
    Avoid paying penalty and interest because a state taxing authority found errors during an audit.

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    Prevent unexpected tax expenses.
    Avoid falling profit margins, angry customers, and
    expensive audits and litigation through a thorough
    understanding of state sales/use tax.

    Sales and use tax rules for construction professionals are multi-faceted and can be confusing.
    Each state has their own set of rules regarding the taxation of construction services. Make sure you understand
    your tax responsibilities when drafting contracts with general contractors and subcontractors. How the
    transaction is documented can directly affect how much the project costs.

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    Identify potentially material sales and use tax
    Increase client retention by becoming a professional
    who can identify issues that are important to your clients
    and refer them to people who can help them.

    Maximize your career by being a valuable resource to your clients. It is not necessary that you
    be an expert in state and local taxation (SALT). Save clients money and improve your client retention
    by helping identify potentially material issues.

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    Help clients save money and enhance your
    relationship during significant business events.
    Clients look to attorneys to manage risk and ultimately help
    them save money by addressing legal issues.

    Enhance your role as a trusted advisor by asking key questions in the beginning stages of material
    transactions. Make sure your client doesn’t ever ask, “Why didn’t you tell me that?”

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We save clients money by providing the following services. Each service is very distinct.

Audit Representation

Auditors have broad authority to review documents. It takes time to address their questions, supply required documents, and ensure the auditor appropriately applies tax rules and employs correct audit methodology. It is a collaborative process between the taxpayer and consultant to accurately convey business practices and make sure audit results correctly reflect company compliance.

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Tax Credit Retrieval

Some taxpayers pay too much tax on some transactions. When overpayments occur, it is imperative that taxpayers apply for refunds before the claim is barred. Refund claims must be formatted correctly, be accompanied by the proof required, and filed timely. In Texas, all refund claims submitted to the Comptroller of Public Accounts are audited before the issuance of credit. Taxpayers should be prepared for the generation of an audit of all operations.

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Sales & Use Tax Compliance

Taxpayers have questions about whether they should collect or pay sales or use tax on services they sell or purchase. Taxpayers who have changed their business structure or location, are participating in material sales or purchases, are part of an industry for which tax rules have changed, or have not undergone a review for sales and use tax compliance for a number of years benefit from engaging in a review.

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Unclaimed Property Review

Unclaimed property is property owed a third party with whom contact has not occurred for a specified time. It is very important to look at this area when considering the purchase of a business. Unclaimed property is a potential liability that is not always addressed by businesses. The statute of limitations can exceed 10 years. Amounts due can be material. Liabilities in this area are directly proportional to the level at which business partners fail to claim payment for goods and services.

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We offer classes to train staff on current state tax responsibilities.

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Thomas, Thomas & Thomas, P.C. is a CPA firm that works exclusively in the state tax arena.

Mary Thomas, Attorney-CPA

Mary Thomas, Attorney-CPA

Vice President of Business Development

Mary Thomas is a certified public accountant and attorney whose experiences in both the accounting and legal fields bring added value to clients.

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Stephanie Thomas, CPA

Stephanie Thomas, CPA

Vice President

Stephanie Thomas is a certified public accountant whose career focus has been exclusively on state and local tax issues.

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Barbara Thomas, CPA

Barbara Thomas, CPA

President and Founder

Thomas, Thomas & Thomas, P.C.’s founder, Barbara J. Thomas, passed away November 23, 2014. The firm wishes to thank all of its clients and friends for their best wishes and condolences.

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Advocating for and educating our clients. We learn our client’s unique business practices and teach them how to comply with applicable state tax rules.

Sales & Use Tax

Every transaction has sales or use tax ramifications. We help determine if transactions are taxable and ensure clients properly document why tax is not paid or remit any tax due to the state taxing authority in a timely fashion.

Gross Receipts Tax

Some states tax the gross revenue of the seller. We help clients determine if they are operating in a state that levies a gross receipts tax, determine if registration is required, understand how to calculate amounts due, and comply with applicable deadlines.

Unclaimed Property Laws

Many states have laws that dictate if a company owes a third party money or property and contact with the person or entity ceases for a defined period of time the items must be reported and given to the state. Some companies incorrectly take these liabilities into income. We help companies come into compliance with applicable law and maintain compliance.

Interface with State Tax Authorities

It is common for companies to outsource the handling of a state tax audit to minimize disruption to staff and have the auditor deal with one person who knows what is required to conduct the audit. We communicate with auditors to ensure they fully understand our client's business and correctly apply state sales and use tax rules and policies when conducting the state audit.

Minimize State Tax Expense

We work with clients to ensure they know when they are not required to pay sales or use tax. The keys are fully understanding when tax is not due, maintaining documentation to support the tax treatment, and being careful not to be overly aggressive when not paying tax.

Train Client Personnel

It is imperative that staff know state tax rules to avoid the levy of a material state tax deficiency (with penalty and interest) if there is a state tax audit. We work with staff to make sure transactions are taxed in compliance with state tax rules and proof of compliance is readily available.


We work to make our clients comfortable when addressing state tax issues.

“If you want personal service from experts that are going to get your work done quickly, efficiently, and accurately, don’t even talk to anybody else. Just go to Thomas, Thomas & Thomas."

Rick Van Pelt

"There are many firms out there that charge a lot of money and the bottom line is you want to make sure you get the service that you paid for. I would basically state that you get more than what you pay for with them."

Mike Benson

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