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State and Local Tax (SALT) Associate - Silicon Valley, CA (Fall 2020)

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State and Local Tax (SALT) Associate - Silicon Valley, CA (Fall 2020)

Santa Clara, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    KPMG is currently seeking an Associate for our SALT practice.


    • Assist clients in tax planning for businesses, including identifying and developing tax savings opportunities (income/franchise, sales/use) that arise from legal entity changes and in designing specific plans to help a business address its state and local tax matters
    • Analyze the state and local tax ramifications of various transactions, including mergers and acquisitions; or assisting clients with identifying and negotiating business incentives and credits available to an organization
    • Assist multi-state companies with state and local tax issues including compliance, advising, planning, and controversies
    • Help clients with tax issues related to income and franchise taxes, as well as sale, use and property taxes
    • Prepare and/or review state income tax estimated payments, extensions and tax returns and assist in handling notices received from state tax authorities
    • Research and draft technical memoranda related to compliance issues
  • Qualifications


    • Bachelor of Accountancy, Master of Accountancy, Master of Taxation, JD degree with a Bachelor of Accountancy, and/or LLM degree with a concentration in tax from an accredited college/university
    • Demonstrated quality service mindset, and strong tax research skills
    • Strong technical aptitude, critical thinking skills, and ability to navigate MS Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
    • Excellent communication, time management, and leadership skills; flexible and adaptable team player; and resourceful in delivering high quality work
    • Ability to travel and/or work on-site at client premises as needed, at times with relatively short notice.
    • Target graduation dates from December 2019 through August 2020.
  • Industry
    Professional Services
  • About Us
    KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations. KPMG is widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career, and is consistently named one of the nation’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” by Fortune magazine. Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, diversity and inclusion, and eradicating childhood illiteracy.