Taxation

The firm has a nationally recognized expertise in federal, state and local taxation including, but not limited to, business taxes, personal income taxes, sales and use taxes, estate taxes and local property taxes.

Mr. Politi is former Chief Counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and former Counsel to the Massachusetts Joint Legislative Committee on Taxation.  Since 1977, he has been an Adjunct Professor of State and Local Taxation at the Bentley University Graduate School of Taxation.  He is Editor of the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board Reporter.  He is Counsel to the Massachusetts Association of Accountants and he has spoken nationally and in Canada on State Taxation.

State Taxation

Mr. Politi has represented hundreds of businesses and individuals, including multi-state and multi-national corporations, with respect to all aspects of state taxation: planning (including change of domicile planning); compliance; tax audits; dispute resolution; settlements; and state tax litigation at the Appellate Tax Board; Appeals Court; Supreme Judicial Court and United States Tax Court.

Federal Taxation

The firm has considerable federal tax experience.  Mr. Politi holds the Master of Law in Taxation degree from Boston University Graduate School of Law and he is former Chief Counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

Mr. Politi has represented hundreds of businesses and individuals with respect to all aspects of federal taxation: planning, compliance, tax audits, appeals, settlements, and Tax Court Litigation.

Tax Crimes

The firm has successfully represented many businesses and individuals who were the subject of criminal tax investigations by the Internal Revenue Service or by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

Mr. Politi is former Chief Counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and he holds the Master of Law in Taxation degree from Boston University Graduate School of Law.

If you or your business have been charged with a tax crime, or are the subject of a criminal tax investigation or are contemplating making a voluntary disclosure of prior wrong-doing, please contact Mr. Politi directly by phone or by e-mail at spoliti@engelschultz.com.

Property Tax

The firm has significant experience representing business taxpayers in challenging assessments of overvalued real and personal property.

Mr. Politi is former Chief Counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue; he is the Editor of the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board Reporter; and, as an Adjunct Professor, he has taught Property Taxation at the Bentley University Graduate School of Taxation since 1977.

Mr. Politi has successfully negotiated and litigated property tax disputes for a broad spectrum of business taxpayers.  Representative Property Tax Clients have included:

  • AT&T
  • Textron Defense
  • Thermo Electron
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries
  • Alpha Industries
  • Avco
  • The Boston Globe
  • Gencorp
  • Commonwealth Electric
  • Commonwealth Gas
  • Cumberland Farms
  • Data General
  • Dow Jones
  • Dresser Industries
  • EMC Corporation
  • Friendly’s Ice Cream
  • General Electric
  • Hamden Papers
  • Hammerhill Paper
  • Honeywell
  • HP Hood
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Lowell Gas
  • Strathmore Paper
  • Sheraton Hotels

If you wish to challenge an assessment of overvalued real or personal property, please contact Mr. Politi directly by phone or by e-mail at spoliti@engelschultz.com.