Mark D. Loftis

Director of State and Local Tax
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Bachelor’s Degree, Lipscomb University

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Member, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
Member, Institute of Professionals in Taxation (IPT)
Member, Leading Edge Alliance - State and Local Tax SIG Chair
Former Member, Council os State and Local Taxation

CPA, Tennessee

Mark serves at the Director of State and Local Tax with Crosslin, bringing nearly 35 years of state and local tax experience to the firm. Prior to joining Crosslin, he most recently served as senior manager of state and local tax for a regional accounting firm where he assisted clients from a variety of industries in meeting their sate and local tax obligations and minimizing their tax burden. In that role, Mark was responsible for managing all aspects of the State and Local Tax Practice including department management, project management, and business development, which included projects involving all state and local tax areas, sales/use tax, insurance premiums tax, property tax, business tax, payroll tax, and unclaimed property. He also worked with state income/franchise projects and issues. Project types included compliance management and outsourcing, nexus studies, voluntary disclosure agreements, reverse audits, appeals, process audits, planning, and defending clients undergoing examination by taxing jurisdictions. Additionally, Mark served as a senior state and local tax manager for Nortel Networks and, in that role, received numerous awards for his achievements including the Nortel Finance Award of Excellence. Mark is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), the Institute of Professionals in Taxation (IPT), and is a former member of the Council on State and Local Taxation (COST). With his deep level of expertise, Mark also is a frequent blogger on state and local tax subjects for several media outlets.