Andrew W. WrightAndrew focuses his practice on state and local tax matters. In particular, Andrew manages many different types of tax matters before the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and New York City Department of Finance from audit through appeal, with a particular focus on New York residency audits. Andrew handles personal income tax, sales tax, and corporate franchise tax matters, including successful appeals regarding qualification for Empire Zone tax credits. Andrew also handles multistate tax matters for New York businesses, including state-level voluntary disclosure projects and audits of New York businesses doing business in other states.
Andrew has significant experience in 548-day rule audits and tax planning. He has successfully helped many clients plan for, execute, and defend on audit, 548-day rule strategies which resulted in nonresident status in New York. Clients he assists include: US expatriates living abroad for employment, those wishing to change their residency to a foreign country, and New Yorkers wishing to minimize State and/or City tax on discrete liquidity events.
Finally, Andrew is heavily involved in the area of multistate tax compliance for cross-border businesses. In conjunction with appropriate federal and international tax planning, Andrew advises on U.S. state and local tax compliance issues to identify tax liability and risk concerns for cross-border businesses. Once the compliance issues are identified, Andrew works with these businesses to resolve past compliance issues and ensure compliance on a go-forward basis.