Partner – Sales Tax Advisory Services
Sohail manages the firm’s State and Local Taxes Group. He has been associated with HRSS for over 12 years with focus on Sales Tax audit representation. During this time, he honed his skills and gained invaluable experience in sales and other state tax rules, working on projects for many locally based businesses. He has worked extensively on the state tax appeals process where taxability determinations have been one of the main areas of concentration. He has been successful with the administrative law judge hearing process at reversing initial state auditor findings that resulted in favorable tax treatments for the taxpayer. He is also extensively involved in obtaining settlements of tax assessments with the state.
Sohail also supervised the firm’s participation in the Contract Audit program run by the State of Texas to conduct Sales Tax audits of various businesses for three years and was primarily responsible for reviewing Audits for quality control prior to final submission and liaising with Contract Supervisor at the State Comptrollers` Office for all audits contracted to the firm to ensure successful completion.
Prior to joining HRSS in 1999, Sohail was involved in the financial services sector in Pakistan for over 15 years. He was member Board of Directors of three public institutions in Pakistan, that operated as approved non-bank financial institutions with the Central Bank of Pakistan and engaged in offering financial services to industrial/commercial sectors.
Chartered Accountants Intermediate Examination from the Interstate of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, Karachi
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Karachi, Karachi