Sharon R. Paxton

Of Counsel
Harrisburg, PA
100 Pine Street | Harrisburg, PA 17101
T 717.237.5393
F 717.260.1735

Sharon is Vice-Chair of the State and Local Tax Group.

She has more than 20 years of experience representing companies of all sizes in a broad range of state and local tax matters. Sharon assists clients in resolving disputes concerning sales and use tax, corporate net income tax, capital stock and franchise tax, insurance company retaliatory charges, fuel tax (IFTA), and business privilege tax liabilities. She also deals with some personal income tax matters for individuals. Sharon represents taxpayers in proceedings before the Board of Appeals, the Board of Finance and Revenue, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Additionally, she handles unclaimed property audit appeals and advises businesses concerning unclaimed property reporting obligations.

Sharon has extensive experience dealing with Sales and Use Tax audit appeals and refund claims. She has obtained substantial relief for clients in cases involving diverse issues, ranging from audit procedures and documentation for nontaxable sales to the applicability of the manufacturing and public utility exclusions, the taxation of various types of services, and the taxation of items such as computer software, financial institution security equipment, and property transferred pursuant to construction contracts. Sharon also has considerable experience handling IFTA audit assessment appeals. 

Sharon lectures on Pennsylvania tax topics for various organizations. She has written numerous articles on Pennsylvania tax topics and regularly publishes articles in The Pennsylvania Accountant.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Tax Law Section, Chair 
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce Tax Committee, Vice-Chair
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  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1985
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1990, with honorsNorth Carolina Law Review 1989-90

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1990