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
In 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
Here 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
The 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
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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.
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