California Tax Research Attorneys
The U.S. Tax Code is particularly complex. This statement comes as no surprise to any layperson who has attempted to Google a particular tax provision or who may have even attempted to read the code or complete basic tax research. In fact, according to an editorial appearing in the Washington Times, the U.S. Tax Code is nearly 4 million words long making it seven times longer than the benchmark for voluminous tomes: War and Peace. For those unfamiliar with this novel, and seeking a more up-to-date frame of reference, the federal tax code is more than double the length of the five books that the Game of Thrones television series is based on. Furthermore, this is a code written by accountants and lawyers for accountants and lawyers. Thus, the code is dense, rife with jargon, and can be difficult for even professionals to understand. Furthermore, the U.S. Tax Code is far from the only source that must be consulted as case law can affect the interpretation of the language used in the code.
Unfortunately the federal tax code is merely the beginning of any tax inquiry. Depending on the obligation I question, state law may control. Each state has its own tax agencies and its own handling of certain tax obligations. Therefore, state-based research independent of the federal handling must be conducted for certain obligations. The experienced tax attorneys and CPAs of the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing are experienced in performing this type of intensive tax research for business development purposes or for an individual tax payer.
Work With a Dual-Licensed Tax Attorney & CPA for Tax Research Issues
David Klasing is a dual licensed CPA and tax attorney with more than 20 years of combined practical experience and continuing education in upper-level tax research. While both tax attorneys and accountants can address different aspects of taxes and financial planning, these professions are distinct. Furthermore, the type of training each type of profession receives is calibrated to the typical day-to-day tasks the individual is likely to face. As accountants and CPAs typically engage in tax preparation and bookkeeping services, their training is designed to emphasize accuracy in all that actions they perform. This emphasis on accuracy is further reinforced by their daily practice.
Through online tax research tools published by CCH and BNA, my firm has access to complete, up-to-date libraries of tax information to support my practices in:
- Tax preparation
- Tax planning
- Business planning
- Estate planning
- Tax litigation
- Audit representation
- IRS appeals representation
These tools give me in-depth coverage on hundreds of tax and accounting topics, insights from experts in complex tax areas, and breaking news on legal and business developments.
On the other hand, attorneys do not chiefly focus on the accuracy of a particular financial record or filing. Rather, attorneys focus on spotting issues that can create difficulties for the client and advocating on their behalf. Thus, as an attorney is focused on advocacy for clients, he or she must be able to find support for the client’s position within statutory law, case law, or through other sources of judicial authority. Thus, lawyers are trained to meticulously and thoroughly research not only the law, but also the facts and circumstances surrounding the matter. Attorneys are adept at discovering information from numerous sources of authority, synthesizing it, and applying it to the matter at hand.
At the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing, we have professionals with training and experience as both CPAs and tax attorneys. Clients can benefit from this blended approach to tax law.
Our Commitment to Making Tax Research Information Available Online
We understand that it can be difficult to find a trustworthy and reliable source of tax information online when you are just starting out researching a particular issue or concern. In light of this need, our office has engaged in building a frequently updated Tax Help law Library. The Tax Help Law Library offers quick answers to frequently asked questions regarding U.S. and international tax law, business taxes, and estate planning.
Furthermore, as an additional public service to current and potential clients, we also routinely publish a tax law blog addressing IRS and DOJ tax enforcement priorities. These postings are intended to help taxpayers better understand their tax duties and to provide context as to the severe penalties tax fraud, tax evasion, and other tax violations can result in.
Rely on Our Tax Research Experience
If you or your business is facing a novel tax issue, the experienced tax professionals of the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing can research and make cogent the law surrounding your particular concern. David Klasing has more than 20 years of combined practical experience as a dual-credentialed tax attorney and CPA and continues to update his skills through advanced upper-level training in tax research and advocacy. If you work with the experienced tax professionals of the Tax Law Offices of David W. Klasing, you can rely on our meticulous attention to detail and dedication. To schedule a reduced-rate tax consultation call our firm at 800-681-1295 or contact us online today.