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Lance S. Jacobs

Lance S. Jacobs is of counsel with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Washington office. Mr. Jacobs focuses his practice on state and local tax matters, with an emphasis on state and local tax planning, controversies and audit defense.

Mr. Jacobs has advised a variety of clients in addressing their income taxation. He has extensive experience working with financial institutions, including matters involving state and local income tax planning and credits and incentives. He has represented clients in sales and use, income, franchise and property tax controversies in multiple jurisdictions. Mr. Jacobs has worked with several banking clients who have applied for a federal new markets tax credit allocation. In addition, he has advised numerous telecommunications, manufacturing, retail and pharmaceutical companies on issues involving state and local income and franchise taxes, sales tax and property tax. Mr. Jacobs has advised clients in a number of industries about sales and use taxes, employment taxes and gross receipts taxes. He has recently advised several companies on state and local sales tax credits available for major capital expenditures.

Mr. Jacobs is a former chair of the State and Local Tax Committee of the Tax Section of the D.C. Bar Association.

Before joining Pepper, Mr. Jacobs worked for eight years as a senior tax manager at two “Big 4” accounting firms. He also practiced law as an associate with Weinberg and Jacobs LLP in Rockville, MD, where he focused on federal, state and local tax issues, with an emphasis on taxation issues facing nonprofit corporations.



Education
B.A. 1991, University of Pennsylvania
J.D. 1994, George Washington University Law School; member, The George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics


Bar Admissions
Admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia

Lance S. Jacobs
Of Counsel
Phone: 202.220.1202
Fax: 202.220.1204
jacobsls@pepperlaw.com
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Office(s)
Washington, D.C.

Practice Area(s)
Independent Contractor Compliance Practice
Tax


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North Carolina Court of Appeals Latest to Offer Taxpayer Setback for Intercompany Transactions


Informal New York City Department of Finance Advice Presents Expense Disallowance Risks for Investment Management Partnerships

New Jersey’s Ability to Impose Corporate Income Tax Is Limited, Partner: Appellate Court Renders Decision Exempting Certain Limited Partners from the Corporation Business Tax


Maryland Comptroller Gets a Black Eye, Susan

Congress Seeks to Simplify Multistate Income Tax Withholding Requirements for Employees


Florida Amends Regulation Requiring Adjustments in Calculating Federal Taxable Income

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reaffirms Taxability of Canned Software


It’s Not Easy Being Green: A Survey of Green Incentives and Credits in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Florida Announces Three-Month Amnesty Period


Massachusetts Taxes Interest Income of Non-Resident from Installment Sale

Virginia Lowers Threshold for Eligibility for Major Business Facility Jobs Tax Credit


Virginia’s Sales Tax Exemption for Investing in Data Centers to Go Live on July 1

D.C. Plans to Raise Revenue Still Include Combined Reporting – This Time with Taxpayer Guidance


D.C. Enacts Combined Reporting, Sort Of: Other Provisions Included as Attempts to Raise Revenue

‘Whose Property is it Anyway?’ — California’s Strict Constructionist Escheat Statute


New York Making a Play to Tax Carried Interests

New York Eases Burden on Taxpayers Looking to Correct Overdue Tax Liabilities


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Maryland Changes Net Operating Loss Rules

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MTC's Voluntary Compliance Program Available Until October 1, 2007

Nexus Gumbo: U.S. District Court Fails to Find Affiliate Nexus in Louisiana Sales Tax Case


Take It to the Bank - West Virginia Supreme Court Repudiates Physical Presence Requirement for Nexus in MBNA

Lanco Very Much -- New Jersey Supreme Court Affirms Appellate Court Decision – Physical Presence Not Required to Be Subject to Corporation Business Tax


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New Authorities Issued Addressing Ability to Utilize Net Operating Losses


The Eyes of Texas: Texas Replaces Franchise Tax System

On a Bender? Superior Court of the District of Columbia Rules on Imposition of Unincorporated Business Tax


Attention Kmart Shoppers: Split Decision for Kmart in New Mexico

CAT in the Cradle: Ohio Phasing Out Corporation Finance Tax in Favor of Gross Receipts Tax on Commercial Activities


State and Local Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Katrina

More on the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement


Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement to Become Effective October 1

'Gimme Shelter' - New York Joins California and Illinois in Enacting Tax Shelter Legislation


Watch Your Addback: Georgia Joins List of States Targeting Related Party Expenses


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Tax Diligence, Representations, Covenants and Indemnifications in Business Acquisitions


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