James Tauber has more than 30 years of experience providing accounting, tax, technology and consulting services in various areas of state and local indirect tax. Specifically, Jim assists companies with most aspects of indirect/transaction tax compliance and planning including: tax controversies (audit defense, appeals, settlement negotiations), outsourcing, exemption certificate management, M&A (sell-side, buy-side, due diligence and post-transaction integration), nexus reviews, procedure/policy manuals, process review/automation, refund analysis, Sarbanes-Oxley consulting (process documentation, testing & remediation), tax determination tools, tax software implementation, training, transactional analysis, and voluntary disclosure/amnesty participation. Jim has also assisted clients with unclaimed property compliance including process review/improvement, liability remediation, and participation in voluntary disclosure/amnesty programs.
Prior to joining Andersen Tax, Jim worked in the state and local tax practices at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte where he served as regional service-line leader of the sales/use tax automation practices, focusing on transaction tax process improvement and technology implementation. Prior to his tenure in public accounting, Jim worked for 15 years at American Stores Company (approx. 700 stores in 40 states), holding management positions in internal audit, financial accounting and tax/license administration.
Jim is a Certified Member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (CMI) and has appeared as a guest speaker at the Chicago Tax Club (CTC), the Counsel on State Taxation (COST), the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), Tax Executives institute (TEI) and the Taxpayers Federation of Illinois (TFI).