Daniel Dixon focuses his practice on providing the highest quality State and Local Tax (SALT) counsel and advocacy to Fortune 500 companies and beyond. Often this counsel and advocacy results in saving corporations significant state taxes. He has resolved both through litigation and settlement, difficult state tax matters before administrative appeal boards, tax tribunals, and courts in more than 25 states.
Dan has argued and won several high-profile cases before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, including Mission Funding Alpha v. Commonwealth, en banc (extending the statute of limitation for filing tax refund claims and reversing a longstanding position held by revenue) and Level 3 Communications LLC v. Commonwealth (defeating revenue’s contention that charges for Internet access were taxable telecommunications services). However, the scope of Dan's state tax practice is national, with experience in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Texas, and California. He has also developed particular experience in state taxation of emerging technologies, including cloud computing, software, SaaS, PaaS, and many other cutting edge products. With the emergence of the Marcellus Shale boom in Pennsylvania, Dan began to focus a portion of his practice on the energy/oil and gas industry, advising clients on fuels taxes, severance taxes, and credits and incentives in the solar and wind industry.
Dan works closely with clients to help them choose the best course of action in each particular situation. Whether the client needs complex multistate litigation help, creative solutions for difficult problems, an aggressive advocate in a particular jurisdiction, or simple advice, Dan always provides the highest quality service to clients.