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Service Experience
  • Tax
  • State & Local Tax

Brian Murphy




Executive summary

Brian Murphy is national managing partner of State and Local Tax (SALT) services. He evaluates business operations and helps clients implement sustainable corporate tax structures that minimize state income and franchise tax liabilities. He also manages voluntary disclosure projects and SSTPA (Streamlined) registrations resulting in the elimination of potential FAS 5 contingent sales and use tax liabilities and potential uncertain tax positions under FIN 48. Murphy has also led multistate tax reviews that have yielded millions of dollars in sales, income and franchise tax refunds for clients.

In addition, he has served as an instructor on state taxation issues for Grant Thornton, the Illinois CPA Society, the Committee on State Taxation and the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association.




Professional qualifications and memberships

  • CPA — Illinois
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Illinois Taxpayers Federation, Board Member




  • BS, Governors State University

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