California Combo Tax Attorney & CPA for IRS, FTB, EDD and CDTFA Tax Audits / Investigations of Childcare Provider Companies
At the Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing, we are Tax Attorneys and CPAs providing audit representation, audit appeals representation, criminal tax defense, tax preparation services, and business bookkeeping and accounting services to childcare providers throughout California and the U.S. We possess more than 20 years of experience working with daycare centers, preschool facilities, babysitters, nannies, and au pairs, enabling our award-winning tax lawyers to deliver effective service targeted to meet the needs of the industry. Whether you need help preparing to face a tax audit, appealing the results of a state or federal tax audit, fighting criminal tax charges resulting from an audit, or simply streamlining your corporate tax strategy, rely on the Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing to deliver dependable, comprehensive, 24-hour legal and accounting support.
Why Was My Childcare Business Chosen for a Tax Audit?
Whether you are a self-employed babysitter, the owner of a daycare center, an employee at a preschool, a live-in nanny, or you work with children in some other capacity, there are numerous factors that could cause you to be selected for a state or federal tax audit. These factors range from how much income you report earning, to how your workers (where applicable) are classified, to the types of deductions you claimed on your tax returns, to the number of returns you have timely filed.
If you have unfiled tax returns, owe unpaid tax liabilities, report high or low levels of income, classify your workers as independent contractors, claim excessive deductions or tax credits, conceal business income, or overstate your business expenses, you will have a higher likelihood of being chosen for an audit – and potentially, being criminally investigated for tax fraud. If you believe that you are likely to be targeted for an high risk audit, it is wise to be proactive and get ahead of the situation by consulting a tax audit defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Tax Audit Attorneys & CPAs for Daycares, Preschools, Nannies, and Babysitters
IRS + California Tax Audits (EDD, CDTFA, FTB)
Our office routinely represents childcare companies and individual taxpayers in all types of tax audits, including IRS tax audits, FTB tax audits (Franchise Tax Board audits), CDTFA sales tax audits (California Department of Tax and Fee Administration audits), and EDD employment tax audits (Employment Development Department audits). Types of IRS audits with which our attorneys can assist include correspondence audits, office audits, and field audits, extending to eggshell and reverse eggshell audits, audits of cash-intensive businesses (such as babysitting businesses), and worker classification audits.
Civil + Criminal Tax Audits
In any tax matter, one of our primary objectives is to limit your criminal tax exposure, mitigating or avoiding the risk of prosecution and criminal penalties such as jail time and restitution. For instance, it may be possible to prevent criminal prosecution by making a California voluntary disclosure, depending on the situation. However, we are accomplished tax defense attorneys, and know what signs to look for when a civil audit is at risk of turning criminal. Our founder and lead attorney, David W. Klasing, was a public auditor for over a decade, and has almost three decades of audit representation experience providing our legal team with inside insights into the IRS, FTB, EDD and CDTFA civil and criminal investigate process.
Taxpayers should be advised that only communications with attorneys or attorney-CPAs – not communications with accountants or tax preparers – are, with some limits, protected by the attorney-client privilege (ACP). It is in your best interests to obtain the services of a tax evasion defense lawyer if, however remote, criminal tax charges are a potential risk.
Audit Appeals Representation for San Francisco Childcare Companies
When a civil tax audit concludes, the taxpayer will receive a written notice outlining the IRS, FTB, CDTFA of EDDs determination. For example, the IRS may find that you owe additional tax, interest, and/or civil penalties. However, if you feel that the auditor’s findings are in error, you may challenge the outcome of your audit by filing an IRS appeal. This process involves preparing an opening brief or protest letter that outlines your dispute and provides the factual basis for your disagreement(s).
In some cases, IRS mediation may resolve the dispute before filing an appeal becomes necessary. Conversely, if the appeal fails, the taxpayer may need to litigate the issue. A Tax Litigation Attorney should handle this process due to the complex tax statutes, court rules, and legal deadlines that are involved and an attorneys superior training in the art of being persuasive.
California Tax Lawyer + Accountant for Childcare Providers
Whether you have questions about how to file taxes as a childcare provider, how to report a daycare to the state of California’s various tax agencies, how to prepare your business for an audit, or how to challenge an audit’s outcome, the Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing can provide clear answers while taking steps to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected. To schedule a reduced-rate consultation concerning a childcare tax audit or related tax matter, contact us online, or call the Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing.
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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