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Samantha K. Breslow Associate
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Samantha K. Breslow

Sam is a member of HMB’s State and Local Tax (SALT) Group. Her practice spans SALT litigation and planning on issues involving income tax, sales and use tax, franchise tax and local taxes.

Sam works with publicly-traded and privately-held multinational corporations, multistate middle market businesses and high-net-worth individuals. Her background as a multistate tax consultant at Deloitte Tax LLP gives her a unique perspective and practical understanding of state tax compliance that she applies when working with clients.

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Multi-State Perspective, Strong Accounting Background

Clients rely on Sam’s understanding of all sides of tax compliance issues and experience in public accounting to mitigate and resolve SALT planning and litigation issues.

Education

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

The University of Texas, B.A. in English and Spanish, University Honors

Admissions

Illinois

Professional Memberships

Chicago Bar Association, Vice Chair of State and Local Tax Committee

Illinois State Bar Association, Member

Chicago Tax Club, Chair of Administration Committee

Events

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  • Chicago and Cook County Amusement TaxJanuary 8, 2019

    Although the Chicago and Cook County amusement tax are imposed similarly on taxpayers, they are independently administered taxes that feature key differences. Both the Chicago Amusement Tax Ordinance and Cook County Amusement Tax Ordinance impose the tax "upon the patrons of every amusement" within the city or county, but require the owner, manager, or operator of the amusement to collect the tax from each patron and remit the tax to the Chicago Department of Finance or the Cook County Department of Revenue.

  • Application and Abatement of Penalties in Chicago and Cook CountySeptember 11, 2018

    For taxpayers surprised to find their business caught in the crosshairs of a Chicago or Cook County audit, substantial penalties can also be an alarming challenge. In a prior post, I outlined penalties assessed by the Illinois Department of Revenue ("Department"), the basis for relief, and the process for seeking penalty abatement. Although the basis for relief is similar for Chicago and Cook County penalties, there are key differences in the procedure and requirements for seeking penalty abatement.

  • Application and Abatement of Penalties in IllinoisAugust 14, 2018

    At the close of an audit, in addition to tax and interest, a taxpayer may also be assessed various types of penalties that can be substantial and even surpass the underlying tax liability. However, there are several courses of action for seeking penalty abatement, which can often prove to be a worthy exercise for taxpayers.

  • Clarifying the Cloud: Taxation of Software in IllinoisMay 15, 2018

    Determining whether computer software is taxable is no easy task, especially in light of the changing technological landscape. The Illinois Department of Revenue ("Department") has been asked by taxpayers for a number of years to provide clarification, but until recently has been largely silent on the treatment of sales of computer software. The Department has now recently provided clarification on several key issues, including the taxability of cloud computing.

  • Chicago Personal Property Lease Transaction TaxMay 1, 2018

    Although businesses entering a new jurisdiction are often primed to handle local sales and use taxes, even sophisticated taxpayers can be unprepared for the myriad of unfamiliar local taxes waiting to greet them when beginning to transact business in Chicago.

Education
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • The University of Texas, B.A. in English and Spanish, University Honors
Admissions
  • Illinois
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Chicago IL 60661

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