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Indirect Tax

Helping you keep up with legislation and trends in indirect tax

Indirect Tax

Indirect tax is a moving target

The KPMG Indirect Tax practice helps organizations monitor, manage, and meet state and local indirect tax requirements. With many businesses operating in multiple states and potentially hundreds of municipalities, and with new taxes and regulatory changes constantly appearing, addressing indirect tax compliance demands continuous attention and expertise.

KPMG can help make managing indirect tax easier, faster, and more accurate, freeing up businesses to focus on more strategic issues and goals. We work closely with each client to learn their business and understand the specific challenges they face in complying with complex regulations. Our combination of extensive tax and compliance experience and familiarity with the latest technology tools makes KPMG highly qualified to help companies transform their indirect tax function. Services include:

  • Consulting, research, and planning on issues including reverse audits, nexus regulation, taxability reviews, M&A transactions, and restructuring
  • Compliance support for sales/use, telecom, property tax, unclaimed property, business licenses, and motor fuels/excise tax
  • Value-added tax (VAT) issues including compliance, tax engine solutions, and VAT recovery
  • Tax controversy and dispute resolution, including audits and appeals and managed audits
  • KPMG Indirect Tax Technology, including tax engine implementation and software vendor selection
  • Digital transformation planning and implementation through automation and data analytics
  • Tax recovery options including reverse audits and cost optimization
  • Voluntary disclosure agreements (VDAs)

With hundreds of specialists available and years of experience helping Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller entities, KPMG is one of the largest providers of indirect tax services in the world.  Let us help you better manage your indirect tax burden.

Cut costs—and risk

KPMG helps clients cut costs by automating functions and using better regulatory monitoring to reduce liability. These improvements can also lead to lower tax risk.

Offload compliance

With KPMG handling your indirect tax compliance burden, your tax department can focus its time and resources on initiatives that drive greater value for your business.

Leverage technology

We use automated systems, shared data, and better analytics to gain insight and increase efficiency in the tax department and beyond.

Improve cash flow

By using technology more widely and efficiently, companies can optimize cash flow while reducing indirect tax operating costs.

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Business License Service
  • Business License Service
    KPMG Business License Services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client—from companies doing business in multiple states and municipalities to smaller local organizations. And while we use our knowledge and technology to meet complex localized regulations, you’re in control, with continuous access to forms and paperwork delivered by an online workflow system. 
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Indirect Tax Compliance
  • Indirect Tax Compliance
    The KPMG Indirect Tax Compliance practice can help you manage your indirect tax processes and controls more effectively. We take the time to understand the specific challenges you face, and we apply technology, data, and automation to make compliance faster, easier, and more accurate.
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KPMG Indirect Tax Technology
  • KPMG Indirect Tax Technology
    KPMG Indirect Tax Technology professionals can help transform your corporate tax organization from merely providing reactive administrative support services to delivering proactive thought leadership and bottom-line contributions. Our team has diverse backgrounds and skill sets that enable us to help build you a leading, thorough tool that will meet your indirect tax needs.
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Property Tax
  • Property Tax
    The KPMG Property Tax service helps companies keep up with local tax requirements, uncover opportunities for savings, and avoid penalties and overpayments. As businesses add locations or invest in new facilities, compliance can become more complex and cumbersome. Our property tax experience and knowledge of local regulations makes meeting this challenge simpler, faster, and more accurate.
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Reverse Audit Services
  • Reverse Audit Services
    KPMG Reverse Audit Services offer an organized and efficient review of your organization’s purchase or sales transactions to help identify any potential overpayments of sales and use tax. Our highly experienced, customized teams employ a coordinated, consistent approach and utilize our proprietary KPMG Indirect Tax Analytics Platform to help identify and recover sales and use tax overpayments
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Severance Tax and Royalty Services
  • Severance Tax and Royalty Services
    KPMG Severance Tax and Royalty Services professionals assist with maintaining compliance across multiple states and jurisdictions. We can help you understand the complexity of severance taxes and royalties in order to increase value with key incentives and deductions.
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Unclaimed Property
  • Unclaimed Property
    KPMG has dedicated unclaimed property professionals to help organizations across a broad array of industries resolve known and unknown unclaimed property risks and recover their property. Motivated by results, our teams bring leading technology, the full weight of our resources, and innovative thinking to each of your engagements, helping ensure a positive client experience. Our diverse backgrounds and extensive team collaboration bring multidimensional insights to each engagement. We work hard to be a long-term, trusted adviser on your unclaimed property issues.
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Value-Added Tax
  • Value-Added Tax
    Based in the U.S. as part of our State and Local Tax practice, the KPMG VAT team offers an international perspective delivered locally. Our professionals have hands-on experience working with VAT regimes around the world, and with companies in a wide range of industries.
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What makes KPMG different?

KPMG offers a powerful combination of financial experience, technical knowledge, and proprietary resources. And our teams work with you to become an extension of your team.




Over countless engagements, KPMG has learned how to plan and apply new processes that improve the accuracy and efficiency of indirect tax and related compliance functions.



KPMG knows how to use automation, data sharing, and analytics to help clients get more from their indirect tax resources. We also have alliances with several leading technology providers.

Washington National Tax

Washington National Tax

Composed of over 200 tax professionals, Washington National Tax is a resource for clients seeking to resolve complex tax issues across a range of topics and states.

Customized service

Customized service

KPMG doesn’t use a “one size fits all” approach. We start each engagement by listening to the client, and we adapt our services to meet their specific needs.

Indirect Tax by the numbers

KPMG is one of the largest providers of indirect tax services in the U.S. We got here by providing the experience, resources, and technical knowledge that organizations need to stay ahead of a complex and fastmoving regulatory environment.  Our local and national networks of specialists continuously monitor new laws and regulations that may impact compliance.  We have specialists in every state who are up to date on current regulations and looking ahead to future changes.

Working with KPMG gives clients reliable, ongoing service from a committed team of indirect tax professionals. Other key potential benefits include:

  • A full portfolio of indirect tax services as well as related tax and compliance services
  • Local and national support from the KPMG State Tax Resource Network and Washington National Tax
  • Long-standing relationships with local tax authorities
  • Integrated compliance and consulting service teams
  • Dedicated teams focused on specific industries
  • Strategic Alliances with leading technology providers
  • Global scale combined with local presence—we work with companies of every size
  • Dedicated onshore compliance centers of excellence



fully dedicated compliance professionals


billion in indirect tax reported annually


million+ state tax returns filed annually


million+ invested in innovation and technology for indirect tax since 2017


Two dedicated onshore compliance centers

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