Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tax Attorney for a California Business Tax Audit

Why do you need a tax attorney for a California business tax audit?  What are your genuine risk for an audit of your business or professional practice?

If you are in business in San Diego or conduct business in-state you will eventually need a proven, experienced tax attorney for a California business tax audit.  Allen Barron is uniquely positioned to represent businesses and business owners before all California tax boards including:

  • Employment Development Department or EDD
  • Franchise Tax Board or FTB
  • Board of Equalization or BOE


If you have been contacted regarding a business tax audit it is serious and you should contact Allen Barron immediately or call today for a free consultation at 866-631-3470.  The issue isn’t simply the California business tax audit(s) but the IRS audit that is soon to follow.  California tax agencies communicate directly with one another and with the IRS.  When an audit is completed with one agency, another will soon knock at your door.

Janathan Allen is the right tax attorney for a California business tax audit.  At Allen Barron, we not only consider the specific facts of the audit at hand.  We consider the inherent risks associated with the determinations of the present audit on future exposure with other California agencies and the IRS. Our work in your present audit can and will reduce your risks and financial exposure in the future audits which are sure to follow.

This is why it is so important to work with Allen Barron’s experienced tax attorneys.  We handle all communications with tax auditors and associated document requests on your behalf.  We manage all in-person meetings or zoom conferences on your behalf.  This ensures that the audit remains tightly focused, limiting your exposure.

For example, the California EDD is actively seeking California employers with 1099 employees.  This is the first question they will ask during any EDD audit: “Do you have any 1099 workers?”  If you have 1099 workers you can expect the agency to attempt to reclassify those workers as “employees.”  This has severe financial consequences for any California business.  It exposes you to substantial civil penalties up to $25,000 per incidence as well as back payroll taxes, wages and even benefits.

Allen Barron’s integrated accounting and business services support Janathan Allen as she represents you as your tax attorney in a California business tax audit.  We work to minimize the impact of the present audit and take proactive steps to prevent the impact of one audit from expanding into another.

If you have been contacted by the EDD, FTB or BOE regarding an audit we invite you to contact the experienced domestic and international tax attorneys at Allen Barron or call today for a free consultation at 866-631-3470.  Ask about the protections of the attorney-client privilege and how we can help to reduce your exposure and future tax liabilities.