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We have invaluable experience in consulting to obtain sales tax refunds.


Stephen Hanebutt’s consulting is client focused to best serve the taxpayer.Stephen Hanebutt, CPA, is the founder and Managing Principal of Sales Tax Specialists of Texas. Prior to launching the firm, Stephen worked in public accounting for both Big Five and large local CPA firms for 10 years. During this time, he honed his skills and gained invaluable experience in sales tax, working on projects for Fortune 500 companies as well as many locally based businesses.

He has worked on 50-state research projects, nexus studies and sales tax appeals. Taxability determinations are one of Stephen’s main areas of concentration. He has been successful at the Administrative Law Judge hearing process at reversing initial state auditor findings that resulted in favorable tax treatments for the taxpayer.

Stephen uses a client-focused approach in order to best serve a taxpayer’s operations. His process knowledge oftentimes not only succeeds in obtaining refunds for his clients today. But the strategies he employs also help to minimize tax expenditures in the future. His goal is to bring about successful and effective solutions to his client’s businesses.

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