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Paul J. Graney

Paul J. Graney, State & Local Tax Leader, Tax & Business
State & Local Tax Leader
Tax & Business

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Paul Graney is the Firm's State & Local Tax leader and a partner in Marcum's Boston office, and is a member of the national Construction Industry group. Mr. Graney has more than 30 years of multistate tax experience with the government and delivering state local tax services to corporate enterprises.

Mr. Graney specializes in multistate corporate income, sales/use, meals tax, and personal income tax examinations and appeals. He has a strong focus on handling state tax controversy and developments throughout the New England area.

Mr. Graney joined the Firm in 2006. As the former tax director at a large, local multifaceted construction company, he was responsible for all facets of the company's taxes. He also was the State and Local Tax practice leader at a large international firm. Earlier in his career, he was the chief of audit at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. He was responsible for the field audit activities of over 650 auditors and administrative personnel.

Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • University of New Haven, Adjunct Professor
Subject Matter Expertise

Multistate Taxation
Meals Tax
Personal Income Tax
Audit Representation
Corporate Income Tax

Practice Focus

High Tech


Bachelor of Science, Finance
Babson College

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Long Island Business News quoted State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney in an article about options New York State is considering to counter the regional tax impact of the federal Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.


Facing new federal rules that limit state and local tax deductions, New York and California are considering options to give their residents a big federal ....

U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear South Dakota's Sales Tax Case


On January 12, 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided that it will hear a South Dakota case (State of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., ....

Bloomberg Radio’s Coast-to-Coast with Carol and Cory interviewed State and Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about the new federal ceiling on property tax deductions and how states are trying to protect their residents from the additional tax burden.


Paul discussed two possibilities that have been raised by the states: converting from an income tax system to a payroll-based tax system, and tax-deductible contributions ....

Radio America's "Made in America" spoke with State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about whether taxpayers in high rate jurisdictions will flee to low- or no-tax states.


Radio America's Made in America spoke with State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about whether taxpayers in high rate jurisdictions will flee to low- ....

The Hartford Business Journal published an article by State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney, on the tax changes contained in the bipartisan budget agreement enacted in Connecticut.


On Oct. 31, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a trick-or-treat bipartisan budget agreement that provided for a number of new tax changes. He also vetoed ....

Connecticut Governor Malloy Signs Bipartisan Tax Budget Bill


On October 31, 2017, Governor Malloy signed a bipartisan budget agreement highlighting important reforms and other key initiatives.

The Boston Business Journal quoted Partner Paul Graney, partner-in-charge of Marcum's State & Local Tax Practice, in an article about state taxation of online sales.


Last week, the Baker administration hauled Amazon.com Inc. to court over its refusal to share tax records, spurring debate about whether the move would hurt ....

Bloomberg BNA interviewed State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney for an article about new user fees being imposed on car-sharing services in Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvanians who hop in a ZipCar or Enterprise CarShare to get around town will soon find errands a bit more expensive if a proposed measure ....

Tax Partner Paul Graney discussed a revision of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue ruling on software support tax with Bloomberg BNA.


The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has revised a controversial letter ruling on computer software support, dialing back guidance in an earlier version that implied training ....

Bloomberg BNA quoted Tax Partner Paul Graney in an article about new regulations for the taxation of software support.


The department seems to be taking standard language from software industry maintenance contracts "and stretching that out to items that were clearly not taxable in ....

Boston Business Journal interviewed Tax Partner Paul Graney about the taxation of corporate trustees in the state of Massachusetts.


Massachusetts can tax Bank of America as an inhabitant of the Bay State even though it is based in North Carolina, the Supreme Judicial Court ....

The Los Angeles Times quoted Tax & Business Services Partner Paul Graney in a story about the use of limited liability corporations to obscure ownership identity.


Delaware and Nevada aren't the only states where it's possible to set up a company without saying who owns it. In California, too, owners can ....

Massachusetts Announces Plans for Voluntary Disclosure Program for Settlement of Uncertain Tax Positions


Massachusetts is in the planning phase of creating a plan to allow taxpayers to disclose uncertain tax positons to the state and obtain waiver of ....

Partner Paul Graney is quoted in a Boston Business Journal story about the tax incentive behind GE's relocation to Massachusetts.


General Electric, a conglomerate on a scale rarely seen in American business, is many things. It's an energy company. It's a life sciences company. It's ....

Marcum LLP Names New Partners


Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory services firm, has named five new partners: Paul J. Graney, Tax & Business Services (Needham, MA); ....

Connecticut Legislature Modifies Previous Tax Changes


On June 30, 2015, final budget Bill S1502 was enacted by special session of the Connecticut General Assembly and signed by Governor Dannel Malloy.

Massachusetts Enacts Limited Tax Amnesty Program

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has granted a limited amnesty program for taxpayers with existing personal and/or business liabilities. Participation in this program for eligible ....

Reminder: Annual Requirement for Maintaining Massachusetts Manufacturing Classification by April 1, 2014

In 2013, Massachusetts implemented a new procedure requiring annual certification by any entity that seeks to be included in the "Annual List of Corporations Subject ....

Paul Graney, Tax & Business Services Director, Featured in Boston Business Journal Article "Study: Tax Havens, Loopholes Cost Mass. Taxpayers Thousands"


The amount of money corporations and rich folks send offshore to avoid paying taxes could save the MBTA and put thousands of dollars in the ....




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