State Tax Audit Risk Diagnostic Tool (STARDT)

State Tax Audit Risk Diagnostic Tool



Since 1992, PJCo has worked with thousands of businesses and their advisers to solve their state tax problems. We have helped companies of all sizes, in all types of industries on state and local tax matters. In reviewing the work we have performed we have determined that the vast majority this work resulted from five major areas. We call these areas Hotspots.

Hotspots or problem areas are the ones that create the biggest issues in audits. These hotspots are found in the following areas: nexus, taxability, rates, exemption/resale certificates, and use tax. The returns filing process encompasses all of these topics, but can also be viewed as a sixth hotspot.

We’ve distilled our experiences and knowledge gained over the years into developing a quick, unintrusive, high level, complementary diagnostic tool that can uncover areas of vulnerability. This tool is called the STARDT (Sales Tax Audit Risk Diagnostic Tool) and it can help give an idea if you might have tax liability in the states where you do business. Whether you are in one state or all fifty this tool can help you decide what your next step should be!

What to expect after using this tool:

  • Have a good idea whether you have nexus in a state
  • The different activities that can cause you to have nexus
  • Why these activities are nexus creating activities
  • An email containing our evaluation based on the survey answers you provided for us