Manufacturer Receives More Than $750,000 in Tax Savings (case study)

Client Profile

Annual Revenue: $1 billion
Industry: Manufacturing
Geographic Footprint: California, Georgia, Kansas & Pennsylvania

CBIZ provides sales and use tax refund services that can result in savings for manufacturers.Issue

A manufacturer of agricultural products with physical locations in California, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri and Pennsylvania had sales and use tax exemptions available for a variety of transactions, differing by jurisdiction. Each plant attempted to determine the applicability of exemptions with minimal oversight conducted at the corporate level.


CBIZ reviewed tax filings with various state and local jurisdictions and payments to thousands of vendors over the previous three years, identifying refunds based on applicable tax law. We also provided the manufacturer future savings through prospectively implementing exemptions with specific vendors and through internal accrual procedures.


The refund study returned the manufacturer more than $700,000 in previously paid taxes and more than $150,000 in annual savings on a go-forward basis from 11 vendors in three states of operation.

In addition to the cash savings, the support provided to the manufacturer’s personnel as part of this process enhanced their understanding of the available exemptions in each state, as well as the exemptions’ applicability to specific transactions.

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Manufacturer Receives More Than $750,000 in Tax Savings (case study)A manufacturer received significant benefits from a sales and use tax refund study....2016-02-11T20:18:00-05:00

A manufacturer received significant benefits from a sales and use tax refund study.