Carlsbad, CA Tax Attorney

The Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing is a full-service boutique tax law firm comprised of tax attorneys and CPAs, many of which have Master’s Degrees in Taxation or LLM’s in Tax, who combine decades of experience in all areas of tax law, ranging from international and business tax to criminal tax defense and high dollar civil and high risk egg shell audit representation. With offices conveniently located to serve residents of Carlsbad and the surrounding communities, such as Oceanside, Vista, and Encinitas, our California tax firm has established a sterling reputation for providing trustworthy, efficient, and results-oriented tax guidance for investors, business owners, S corporations, C corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), sole proprietorships, non-profit organizations, and other entities or individuals facing complex tax questions and controversies. For a reduced-rate initial consultation tax services in Carlsbad, contact our law offices online, or call the Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing at (760) 338-7035 or (800) 681-1295 to schedule an appointment.

International Tax Services in Carlsbad

If you have investments, assets, offshore business accounts, retirement accounts, checking accounts, or other financial accounts held with financial institutions overseas, you may be subject to U.S. laws requiring you to provide appropriate international information reporting and pay U.S. taxes on global income. Failure to comply with these requirements will subject you to civil and potentially criminal tax and foreign information reporting penalties, depending on whether the noncompliance is gauged to be “willful” or merely negligent, by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Even if you are already in compliance with the law, you may be sustaining needless financial losses due to double-taxation. Fortunately, this is a common tax issue which can be corrected or ameliorated through thoughtful and meticulous international tax planning.

Whether you are concerned about an unmet requirement to report foreign income, or have questions about how to minimize the impacts of double-taxation, it is in your best interests to discuss the issue with an international tax attorney as soon as possible – ideally before receiving any notices from the IRS. If you wait to act until after you have already been contacted by the IRS, you will have fewer (and less favorable) options for resolving the problem. However, no matter how complex or difficult the situation, rely on our international tax lawyers for skillful, financially sound guidance. For issue-specific assistance, you may wish to contact our:

Carlsbad Criminal Tax Defense Attorneys

The IRS routinely works with state agencies, such as the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), as well as other federal agencies, such as the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to investigate taxpayers who are suspected of misdemeanor or felony tax crimes. These investigations occasionally arise from tax audits of taxpayers, but can also be triggered for reasons ranging from failure to file to selection by fraud detection units.

Our criminal tax defense attorneys and tax evasion lawyers are qualified to handle criminal tax proceedings in state and federal court in California. In addition to cases involving willful failure to file a tax return, we also handle tax charges including but not limited to:

  • 26 U.S. Code § 7202 – Willful failure to collect or pay over tax
  • 26 U.S. Code § 7206 - Fraud and false statements
  • 26 U.S. Code § 7212 - Attempts to interfere with administration of Internal Revenue laws
  • 18 U.S. Code § 371 - Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States

We are very adept at diffusing the potential criminal tax exposure that often comes to the surface in a highly contested divorce or where a business is sold.


Carlsbad Employment, Payroll, and Business Tax Services

Employers, business owners, stakeholders, board members, and others have special tax obligations under state and federal tax laws. For example, employers in Carlsbad are generally required to withhold and remit payroll taxes, namely Social Security and Medicare taxes, or be subject to, at best, trust fund recovery penalties and potentially, at worst, criminal tax prosecution where employment taxes are found by the IRS or FTB / EDD to have been willfully evaded.

In addition to the myriad (and often confusing) tax requirements to which business owners and business entities are subject, entrepreneurs must also consider the tax ramifications of each and every business decision throughout the life of the entity, beginning with strategic entity selection before the company is even launched. At the Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing, we possess the cutting-edge, up-to-date tax knowledge you need to make the most of every opportunity, including updates to the Tax Code under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) enacted December 2017. For assistance with all your business and employment tax issues, speak with our:

Carlsbad IRS, FTB, CDTFA (BOE) and EDD Tax Audit Representation

Tax audit” may be one of the most dreaded phrases in the English language. However, with a skilled and aggressive California and IRS tax audit attorney negotiating and advocating on your behalf, there is no need to approach the process from a position of fear or anxiety. Not only have we helped thousands of taxpayers emerge from examination with considerably reduced penalties, interest, or other tax liabilities – in addition, our IRS audit and appeals lawyers have also represented countless taxpayers in all stages of the appellate or “protest” process, which is the process of challenging an audit outcome with which you disagree. We stand ready willing and able to litigate any tax issue where the law and facts are squarely on your side, but we have a track record of advantageously settling all our extensive Tax Litigation to date, prior to our clients having to incur the astronomical costs of a trial.

Our versatile IRS, CDTFA (BOE) EDD and FTB tax audit lawyers are prepared to handle a wide range of state, federal, and issue-specific tax audits, including but not limited to:

Carlsbad, CA Tax Lawyers Offering Reduced-Rate Consultations

Whether you need to defend yourself against criminal tax charges in federal court, have questions about choosing the most tax-efficient and liability shielding business structure for your new startup, are concerned about your next steps regarding an undisclosed foreign bank account, need advice on investing in a business or opportunity zone, require guidance on passing an inheritance down to your children, or need legal or financial guidance on other local, state, federal, or international tax matters, including cryptocurrency tax issues, the Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing is fully equipped to resolve the issue with courtesy, efficiency, and the careful attention to detail that your matter demands and deserves.

To discuss your tax needs confidentially in a reduced-rate initial consultation with our award-winning Carlsbad tax lawyers and CPAs, contact us online, or call (760) 338-7035 or (800) 681-1295 for prompt assistance. Our Appointment Only Carlsbad office is located at the following address:

701 Palomar Airport Road

Suite 300

Carlsbad, California, 92011

Carlsbad Tax Law Offices

For any of your tax planning compliance and controversy needs in Carlsbad, contact the Lawyers at The Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing today. Our experienced Tax Lawyers offer a reduced-rate consultation on new cases or engagements. Call (760) 338-7035 or 800-681-1295 or contact us online today to schedule a reduce rate initial consultation at our Carlsbad tax law offices, or at one of our other convenient locations across Southern California.