Los Angeles Tax Attorney + Accountant for Architects
The Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing provides the full spectrum of civil, criminal, state, federal, and international tax services for architects. Serving California, out-of-state (“foreign”), and international architecture firms, in addition to real estate developers, contractors, and subcontractors, our Los Angeles tax lawyers and CPAs offer zealous tax and accounting support founded on more than 20 years of combined experience. From tax audit and IRS appeals representation, to criminal tax defense, to business tax planning for architects, we deliver flexible, customized services that are tailored to meet your needs.
IRS, FTB, EDD, & CDTFA Tax Audit Attorneys for Architects + Architectural Firms
If you or your architectural firm has been selected for a state or federal tax audit, you should protect yourself by retaining the services of a competent audit defense attorney in Los Angeles. Even if you believe that you have not made any tax compliance errors, it is impossible to rule out the possibility that your auditor will make a mistake. An IRS audit attorney can detect and protect you from auditor errors while negotiating aggressively on your behalf, potentially lowering your tax penalties or even preventing you from being prosecuted for tax crimes.
Audit representation is a major focus area for our tax firm, ensuring that your audit is handled with a sophisticated strategy in mind. The Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing represents individuals and business entities in all types of tax audits for architects, including but not limited to the following:
- Audits of small businesses
- California state tax audits
- CDTFA tax audits (California Department of Tax and Fee Administration)
- EDD tax audits (Employment Development Department)
- FTB tax audits (Franchise Tax Board)
- Civil and criminal tax audits
- Eggshell and reverse eggshell audits
- Foreign account tax audits, such as FBAR audits
- IRS federal tax audits
- S. and California employment tax audits
- S. and California income tax audits
- Worker classification audits
Audits are frequently triggered by compliance issues, such as unreported income, concealed bank accounts, improperly claimed credits, unfiled returns, delinquent returns, unpaid tax liabilities, and, in the architectural industry, issues involving Section 199A deductions (26 U.S. Code § 199A, qualified business income). If you have been chosen for an audit by the IRS, the FTB, or other taxing authorities for any reason, it is in your best interests to contact an IRS tax attorney right away for further assistance.
State + Federal Tax Audit Appeals Lawyers for Architects in L.A.
You will be notified of the taxing authority’s decision when your audit concludes, such as a determination that you owe a tax liability to the IRS. If you disagree with the auditor’s conclusions, you may dispute the results of your audit by requesting an IRS Appeals conference (or, if you are appealing a California state tax audit, by requesting a hearing with the Office of Tax Appeals (OTA)).
This process involves preparing and submitting a written letter of protest, which should clearly and succinctly summarize your dispute and the basis on which it was formed. For example, you may support your argument with statutes from the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), IRS regulations and protocols, or other factual sources of data.
If your appeal is not successful, it may be necessary to litigate the case in Tax Court. A skilled tax litigation attorney from the Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing should assist you with this process, which is rife with obstacles and pitfalls for taxpayers, making success as a pro se (self-represented) litigant all but impossible.
Los Angeles Tax Lawyer + Accountant for California, Foreign, & International Architects
At the Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing, we understand the strategic importance of state and federal tax compliance. Avoid IRS penalties, engage in effective financial planning, and keep your business running smoothly by working with our seasoned L.A. tax lawyers. We can prepare and file your tax returns, represent you in an audit or tax dispute, evaluate your bookkeeping and accounting methods, fight serious criminal charges like tax evasion, or provide related services.
With tax offices located in Los Angeles, we are conveniently positioned to serve individuals and business entities throughout Southern California, including non-residents. Our dedicated tax attorneys and small business accountants are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help resolve your tax issue. Contact us online today to schedule a reduced rate consultation or call our Los Angeles tax office at (310) 492-5583. You can also reach our main office in Irvine by calling (800) 681-1295.
Please note meetings at our Los Angeles location are by appointment only.
Note: If you have concerns about the privacy of our initial or subsequent communication and are unable to easily travel to our Irvine / Orange County Main Office, consider scheduling a GoToMeeting to safely and securely establish an initial or maintain an existing attorney client relationship. With end-to-end encryption, strong passwords and top-rated reliability, no one is messing with your meeting. To schedule a reduced rate initial consultation via GoToMeeting follow this link. Call our office and request a GoToMeeting if you are an existing client. We are generally happy to travel to any of our appointment only satellite offices for a subsequent meeting in appropriate circumstances once a relationship is established via a signed engagement letter and the payment of an initial retainer or where enough retainer is available where a current client to cover the reasonable travel time and time required for the meeting.
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.