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California Taxation

California Taxation Authorities

California taxation authorities are becoming increasingly aggressive in their collection tactics. To avoid consequences such as tax liens, levies and garnishments, it’s important to contact an experienced tax attorney as soon as you learn you have a problem.

The good news is we can handle all of the communications with the FTB, EDD, BOE, CDTFA or other California tax agency to protect your interests and ensure the auditor or agent doesn’t seek to expand the scope and financial exposure associated with the inquiry

Allen Barron, Inc. and Janathan L. Allen, APC provide integrated tax, legal, accounting and financial advisory services for individuals and businesses. With offices in San Diego and throughout the Southwest we represent clients here in California, throughout the United States and around the world.

More Aggressive Than The IRS?

The state of California is known to collect on notices dating back 20 years, while the IRS acts on only the past seven years of debt. If you are a taxpayer experiencing difficulties, this creates the need for a strong advocate representing your position.

A Proven Tax Attorney to Stand Up to California Tax Agencies

California's Unitary Method of TaxationIn California, state taxes take several forms. The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) is responsible for
collecting state income taxes. The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) handles sales and use tax, fuel tax and other excise tax programs. The Employment Development Department (EDD) collects payroll taxes.  

The sooner you contact us concerning a California taxation dispute, the more options you will have in resolving it. Our lawyers can:

  • Analyze the tax claim and help you understand your options for responding to it
  • Help you take action to stop liens and levies on your property and accounts
  • Solve IRS and California tax controversies when they take precedence over state matters
  • Prepare and file missing tax returns

There are many businesses that promise tax help with California and IRS tax debts. Learn why you should hire Janathan L. Allen, an experienced, proven California tax lawyer.

Income Tax Audits and the FTB

California Taxation and Audit AttorneyHere in California, income tax audits are conducted by the Franchise Tax Board or FTB.  Did you know you don’t have to even speak to the FTB during a California tax audit?  In fact, it is almost never in the legal or financial interests of a taxpayer to speak directly with any tax agency.

We handle all communications with the FTB on behalf of our clients and protect their interests while working to resolve all questions associated with their CA tax audit.

Payroll Tax Audits and Employee Misclassification and the EDD

EDD is Actively Targeting Independent Contractor Misclassification - California Taxation AttorneyThe California Employment Development Department regularly audits California employers (roughly every 3 years) for payroll taxes and other wage theft issues such as the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.

The first question the EDD is asking in a payroll audit in San Diego and across California is “How many 1099 workers do you have?”  A recent decision by the California Supreme Court has now established that all workers in California are presumed to be employees, unless the employer can justify their 1099 status using an A-B-C test established by the State of California.

You may also come to the attention of the California EDD through an employee complaint, or when a terminated independent contractor files for unemployment (which triggers an immediate EDD audit).

You Need a Proven San Diego Tax Attorney for Your California Tax Audit or Controversy

San Diego Tax Attorney Janathan L. AllenJanathan L. Allen has decades of experience representing businesses and individuals in California tax audits, payroll audits, misclassification inquiries and all business and individual California tax matters and controversies. 
Call (866) 631-3470 and schedule a substantive, free consultation with her and get answers to your questions and peace of mind regarding your California tax challenge. 
Learn more about Allen Barron’s integrated legal, tax, accounting and business advisory services and how we can help to resolve the challenges you face, protect your assets, minimize tax exposure and succeed in your business and personal financial goals.



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For more information or to discuss your tax, legal and accounting needs contact Allen Barron or call 866-631-3470 for a free and confidential initial consultation. Learn about the importance of integrated business strategy and coordination across legal, tax and accounting systems.

Offices of Allen Barron, Inc.

Main Office

16745 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 260
San Diego, CA 92127
Phone: 858-304-0947
Phone: 866-631-3470
Fax: 858-376-1410

San Diego Office

5720 Oberlin Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: 866-631-3470
Fax: 760-741-1410

Las Vegas Office

333 South Sixth Street, Suite 230
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-749-4430
Fax: 702-933-1748

San Diego Office

750 B Street, Suite 2610
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-702-8356
Fax: 619-923-8356

San Francisco Office

300 Montgomery Street, Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94101
Phone: 415-481-0475
Fax: 415-762-1539

Phoenix Office

40 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-903-7018
Fax: 602-357-1655