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Will Clarke

JD, EA

Senior Manager

Professional Overview

Will is a state and local tax professional with over eight years of public accounting experience. Specializing in sales and use taxes, income taxes, and state credits and incentives, he assists customers with all of their complex state and local tax needs. Will’s experience includes sophisticated state nexus reviews, managing state voluntary disclosure projects, assisting customers with state tax audits, providing state tax planning guidance, and helping customers capture valuable state tax credits and incentives

He has also assisted customers in becoming compliant with state regulations related to sales and use taxes resulting from the Wayfair v. South Dakota Supreme Court decision of 2018; this assistance generally involves educating customers on their responsibilities regarding registration and reporting requirements.

Prior to joining Elliott Davis, Will was a senior associate in the Federal Tax practice at an international accounting firm. He also spent two years as an accounting intern with a national construction engineering firm at a large nuclear development project in South Carolina. 

Education, Credentials and Special Training

  • Enrolled Agent
  • Attorney, South Carolina (inactive)
  • Juris Doctor, Charleston School of Law
  • B.S., Accounting, University of South Carolina

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar Admissions (South Carolina)
  • South Carolina Society of Enrolled Agents
  • Columbia Estate Planning Council
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers Division

Civic and Community Activities

  • Board Member, Moore School of Business, Accounting Department Advisory Board
  • Volunteer, SOAR Leagues
  • Legislative Committee Member, South Carolina Economic Developers' Association
  • Member, Central SC Committee of 100

Services

State & Local Tax

Authored by Will Clarke

Article

Reckless Sales Tax Registrations, the…

Oct 27th, 2022

by Will Clarke and Gunner Huggins The effects of South Dakota v. Wayfair[1] continue to be felt years after the landmark decision. Companies large and…
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South Carolina Passes Substantial Tax Updates

Jul 28th, 2022

South Carolina’s General Assembly passed substantial tax reforms in the month of June, paving the way for reduced income tax rates, lower manufacturing property taxes,…
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Article

Utilizing State Credits and Incentives: …

Mar 03rd, 2020

Companies establishing a new facility or expanding an existing facility can take advantage of the many tax credits states offer as incentives to increase investment…
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Article

A Look at South Carolina Job Tax Credits - A…

Nov 15th, 2019

The South Carolina New Jobs Credit is a valuable incentive that rewards businesses for the creation and maintenance of jobs in South Carolina. Credits are…
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How does the Wayfair decision impact the…

May 01st, 2019

The June 21, 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair drastically changed the sales and use tax nexus landscape for all businesses.…
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Sales Tax Implications of Wayfair Decision -…

Mar 15th, 2019

The June 21, 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair drastically changed the sales and use tax nexus landscape for all businesses.…
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Financial Reporting Considerations in Wayfair…

Oct 29th, 2018

A 2018 Supreme Court decision may have major implications for companies that sell goods and services to customers in states where they have no physical…
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South Dakota v. Wayfair - Economic Nexus…

Oct 04th, 2018

The June 21, 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair established that a state can require an out-of-state seller to collect sales or use…
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South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Decision

Jun 26th, 2018

Groundbreaking decision finds “unsound and incorrect” requirement of physical presence for sales tax nexus no longer required. On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court…
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