Steven D. Moore
BiographySteven D. Moore is a state tax lawyer whose practice includes planning and controversy work emphasizing sales tax, Texas franchise (aka "margin") tax, and insurance premium tax. Mr. Moore is dedicated, from a value-driven perspective, to helping his clients fully comply with and control their tax exposure.
Mr. Moore has extensive experience in state tax planning for multi-state business models, and regularly provides tax strategy advice relating to business acquisitions and divestitures.
An effective negotiator, Mr. Moore works to reach successful and economically viable resolutions to Texas sales, franchise, and insurance premium tax audits. To this end, Mr. Moore handles administrative hearings before the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and works with the firm's litigation group to prosecute judicial resolution of Texas tax cases.
Recognized for his depth of expertise in state tax matters, Mr. Moore is one of the state's leading attorneys for guidance on the new Texas margin tax and he frequently speaks on this topic, with ongoing commitments for presentations to Texas State Bar and University of Texas CLE programs.
Mr. Moore is a past Chair of the State Bar of Texas State and Local Tax Committee. Mr. Moore serves on the board of directors for the Austin Technology Council Community Foundation.
Mr. Moore has a passion for classical music and dedicates a large part of his time to the arts in Austin. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of KMFA Radio and is actively involved in fundraisers and other community events to help sustain this non-profit service. Mr. Moore is also a past President and Board member of Austin Community Nursery Schools and has served as an Elder and a Finance Chair with the Central Presbyterian Church.
Speeches / Publications
Mr. Moore's article "Nexus and State Tax Due Diligence" was published in the Summer 2012 edition of Texas Journal of Business Law. He has made numerous speaking presentations to major CLE programs across Texas dealing with various state tax and corporate topics, including "The New Texas Margin Tax."
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