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Matt Laney


Senior Manager

Professional Overview

Matt has more than nine years of experience in public accounting, focusing on state and local income and franchise taxes, and has served clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing and distribution, retail, telecommunication, and real estate. He has extensive experience with strategic tax planning, tax controversy, nexus studies, apportionment studies, elective combined and consolidated return filing analysis, unitary business group analysis, restructuring implementation and documentation, refund reviews, due diligence, ASC 740 documentation, and sales and use tax services. Matt has also assisted clients with applying for voluntary disclosure agreements and mitigating real property transfer tax liabilities arising from corporate restructurings.

Prior to joining Elliott Davis, Matt was a manager in the state and local tax practice at a Big Four firm and was selected to participate in a two-year rotation program with a national tax specialty services group that focused exclusively on restructuring and refund review projects. He also supported the firm’s Washington National Tax practice group by reviewing and revising technical tax updates and alerts.

Education, Credentials and Special Training

  • Alabama Bar, Member April 2012
  • Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Georgia and North Carolina
  • JD, The Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law at University of Alabama
  • MS, Tax Accounting, University of Alabama
  • BS, Commerce and Business Administration, The University of Alabama

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


State & Local Tax

Tax Preparation and Consultant Services

Authored by Matt Laney


SALT Alert: Pass through entity elections

Aug 17th, 2021

Various states have continued the trend of implementing elective pass-through entity taxes that allow individuals some relief from the federal $10,000 limitation on deducting state…
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