Joseph N. EndresJoe counsels clients on a wide range of state and local taxation issues and represents taxpayers in disputes with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance as well as the New York City Department of Finance. As the Sales & Use Tax Practice Leader, Joe’s practice focuses sales and use tax issues, especially in the technology (software as a service, cloud computing, digital products, etc.) and construction industries. Joe is the primary author of our firm’s sales tax blog, All About Sales Tax. Together with other attorneys in the State and Local Tax (SALT) Practice, Joe is a contributing author to our firm's handbook, What To Expect In a New York Sales and Use Tax Audit. Written in a question and answer format, this handbook discusses the issues that arise in these types of audits. Joe also counsels clients regarding personal income tax planning and residency issues. He co-authored, with Mark S. Klein, the 2019 Guidebook to New York Taxes, a reference source of information on this topic.
He also advises clients with respect to various federal and state tax incentive-based programs such as the federal renewable energy investment and production tax credits, New York State's Start-Up NY Program, the Excelsior Program, the former Empire Zone Program, the Brownfield Tax Credit Program and the Historical Building Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program.
As the Abandoned Property Audits Practice Leader, Joe counsels clients in this area of law and has represented large corporations in complex compliance matters such as multistate abandoned property audits and voluntary disclosures.