Maria Keating

CPA, MST | Principal

About

When not hard at work, Maria can be found zipping down the slopes on her skis. Rumor has it Maria learned to ski just as she was learning to walk. As a tenacious toddler, she envied her sisters’ talents on the mountains and determinedly learned both skills simultaneously. But what came first… walking or skiing? To this day, her family still debates that question.

Maria also loves exploring the hiking trails of the Pacific Northwest and spending time outside in her garden. When indoors, you can catch Maria watching a Netflix documentary or reading a James Clavell series.

As a member of the state and local tax group, Maria brings many years of tax experience on multistate income franchise and sales tax. Her expertise spreads over a multitude of entity types and industries, making her a fountain of knowledge for her clients.

Practice Emphasis

  • Multistate income/franchise tax compliance and consulting
  • Nexus analysis and sourcing determinations
  • Voluntary Disclosure Agreement
  • Multistate tax risk mitigation
  • State sales and use tax taxability and nexus consulting

Proven Results

  • Manages large state and local tax return preparation engagements for various industries.
  • Assists in overall tax reviews for clients to reduce multistate income and franchise taxes.
  • Advises companies on issues related to nexus, structuring, and tax reporting obligations.
  • Reviews apportionment and allocation methods for clients in service industries and advises on appropriate methods.
  • Provides audit defense and tax controversy services related to state tax audits, including assisting clients in resolving issues arising from state tax assessments and related appeals proceedings.
  • Supports taxpayers in managing risk profile related to multistate sales tax and income taxes.
  • Manages multistate voluntary disclosure agreements for sales and income taxes.

Education

  • Florida Atlantic University, Masters in Taxation
  • Florida Atlantic University, BS in Accounting

Activities

  • Washington State Society of CPAs, Member
  • AICPA, Member

My Life by the Numbers

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Pairs of skis

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Sisters

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Nephews and nieces

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