California Combo Tax Attorney & CPA for Federal (IRS) and California (FTB, CDTFA, and EDD) Audits of Business Consultants
If you are a business consultant who resides in California, or if you are an out-of-state consultant to a California business, it is in your best interests to discuss your filing, disclosure, and bookkeeping responsibilities with a trusted business tax lawyer, like the award-winning attorneys at the Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing.
At the Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing, we are California tax attorneys and CPAs with more than 20 years of combined experience representing tax and business consultants in IRS tax audits, California state tax audits, IRS audit appeals, Tax Litigation and Criminal Tax Investigations arising from civil tax audits, including offshore and domestic felony tax evasion. If you are facing an IRS investigation, were selected for a tax audit of any kind, or if you have a question about personal or business tax compliance issues impacting consultants, contact our award-winning tax firm right away to discuss your concerns confidentially.
If you are behind in your tax filings, we will work closely with your LLC, partnership, corporation, or sole proprietorship, to guide you through the appropriate steps to reenter the tax system correctly, while identifying strategies to minimize your personal liability for taxes, interest, and civil and criminal tax penalties. If you have been chosen for a tax audit, or are under criminal tax investigation, we will intervene immediately to control the damage, provide legal counsel, and ensure that your rights during an audit or IRS criminal investigation are upheld.
IRS + California Tax Audit Attorneys for Business Consultants
Corporate and small business consultants are held to extremely rigorous standards around the enforcement of tax compliance. Noncompliance can trigger a federal or California tax audit, which may end with unwanted outcomes. These outcomes include civil IRS penalties, expensive interest charges, or if tax fraud is alleged, even criminal tax prosecution.
At the Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing, we represent business consultants and consulting firms in all types of tax audits, ensuring that you receive counsel tailored to the specific legal and regulatory issues impacting your case. Our office represents corporate consultants in matters involving:
Types of business consultants we represent include, but are not limited to:
- Consultants for startups
- Financial consultants
- GRC consultants (Governance, Risk, and Compliance)
- HR consultants (Human Resources)
- Investment consultants
- IT consultants (Information Technology)
- Legal consultants
- Marketing consultants
- PR consultants (Public Relations)
- Social media consultants
While we focus on limiting your criminal tax exposure and avoiding prosecution where possible, we are ready to fight tirelessly in your defense if federal or California misdemeanor or felony tax charges are filed. Federal tax crimes, such as return preparer fraud, are generally prosecuted in federal court by the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). California tax crimes are generally prosecuted by a district attorney in California Superior Court.
State + Federal Audit Appeals & Tax Litigation Representation for Business Consulting Firms
Unfortunately, audits often yield disappointing results for taxpayers – and in many cases, those results may not even be accurate as the taxing authority frequently gets either the facts or law at issue in your case wrong. If you believe that your auditor has produced flawed or improper findings at the conclusion of a tax examination, you may contest the auditor’s findings by timely filing an appeal, either with the IRS Independent Office of Appeals or the California Office of Tax Appeals (OTA) as appropriate.
To challenge an audit’s outcome successfully, you must file the appropriate forms before the date that is specified on your appeal rights notification. These forms must include your detailed, fact- or legal based argument against the auditor’s findings, supported by as much evidence as possible. This is sometimes referred to as an “opening brief” or “protest letter or tax court petition” depending upon the Federal or California taxing authority or specific tax issue to be contested.
California Tax Lawyer + Accountant for Business + Financial Consultants
You should never approach a high risk state or federal tax audit without a seasoned dually licensed tax defense Attorney & CPA to protect you. What begins as a civil tax audit can snowball into a sprawling criminal tax investigation – often, without the taxpayer’s knowledge that he or she is in imminent danger of being criminally indicted. Seemingly trivial interactions with a Federal or California tax auditor can make the difference between facing merely civil tax penalties and interest – and misdemeanor or felony criminal tax charges.
Before you contact the IRS, FTB, CDTFA or EDD to respond to an audit or attempt to dispute the results of an audit, it is crucial to discuss a plan of action with a trustworthy and experienced tax defense attorney. To arrange a reduced-rate consultation today, contact the Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing online, or call our main office in Irvine at (800) 681-1295 for assistance.
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Will it cost me more to hire the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing, who’s main office and the vast majority of the firm’s staff is located in Irvine California, but an appointment only Satellite office is close to my location, as opposed to a local company? Absolutely not! See our policies that address this issue here