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Californa Sales Tax – Board of Equalization Tax Attorney

California Board of Equalization California Sales Tax


Californa Sales Tax – Board of Equalization Tax Attorney

California Board of Equalization California Sales Tax

California Board of Equalization has focused on sales tax audit of independent mobile phone vendors. Cell phone vendors must charge for sales tax on the full sales price of a cell phone when purchased at a discounted price, even when the phone offered for free. The application of the full sales tax is the same for pagers and other wireless telecommunication devices sold through a “bundled transaction.”

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Internal Revenue Service IRS TAX has various guidelines for tax lawyers which identifies issues and common tax problems which may arise during IRS tax or payroll tax audit involving various businesses. IRS Tax Examiners often rely on these tax guides to conduct their audits. Tax attorneys may challenge their client’s tax audit results through the United States Tax Court US TAX COURT and may cite or reference any deviations from the various business audit tax guides.

The following businesses are commonly audited have industry based IRS tax audit guides which are used by the IRS auditors.

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Internal Revenue Service IRS TAX announced that California businesses and associations have until Aug. 31 to submit tax issues to the Internal Revenue Service to be included in the Fall 2008 review in the Industry Issue Resolution (IIR) Program so that these issues could be resolved outside of IRS Tax Audit or the involvment of the United States Tax Court US TAX COURT. This program really does help address many common tax issues and may help California business owners avoid a full blown IRS tax audit which can be costly and time consuming to taxpayers.

IIR is an IRS IRS TAX program to resolve business tax issues common to significant numbers of taxpayers through new and improved guidance. In past years, issues submitted by associations and others representing both small and large business taxpayers, resulted in tax guidance that has affected thousands of taxpayers.

Los Angeles Tax Attorney Internal Revenue Service IRS TAX today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2008. Taxpayers may use the optional standard rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

The rate will increase to 58.5 cents a mile for all business miles driven from July 1, 2008, through Dec. 31, 2008. This is an increase of eight (8) cents from the 50.5 cent rate in effect for the first six months of 2008, as set forth in Internal Revenue Procedure 2007-70. IRS TAX AUDIT – Auto Expense Miles

In recognition of recent gasoline price increases, the IRS made this special adjustment for the final months of 2008. The IRS normally updates the mileage rates once a year in the fall for the next calendar year.

Tax Attorney Analysis of Potential IRS Tax Court Ruling-Tax Audit or Tax Problem From Plastic Surgery Expense Deductions.

Los Angeles – San Franciso Tax Attorney – The rate of plastic surgery in California especially in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Newport Beach, Orange County, San Jose, San Franciso have seen dramatic increases over the last decade.

As tax attorneys, we are often asked by our clients in the entertainment industry whether certain surgical enhancements may be claimed as a deduction or expense.

California and Hawaii Taxpayers Struck by IRS Payroll Tax & Income Tax Problems Created by IRS Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance Schemes.

Los Angeles – San Jose Tax Attorney: According to the Internal Revenue Service, lawyers from the IRS with the support of tax attorneys from DOJ announced that IRS has obtained civil injunctions against more than 100 tax promoters of illegal IRS tax avoidance schemes and fraudulent IRS tax return preparers in an ongoing crackdown that began in 2001.

Many of the illegal tax promoters targeted taxpayers in Los Angeles, Alhambra Burbank Carson Cerritos Downey El Monte Lawndale Lomita Long Beach Oakland Palmdale Pasadena Pomona San Jose Santa Monica Studio City Van Nuys West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills with income tax and payroll tax avoidance schemes. These taxpayers along with the tax promoters may receive IRS tax audit notice as part of the ongoing IRS tax investigation.

Los Angeles Tax Attorney – We serve California taxpayers with IRS or California State tax problem, tax audit, tax levy, tax lien, offer in compromise residing in the following areas: Alhambra Beverly Hills Burbank Carson Cerritos Culver City Downey El Monte Gardena Glendale Lawndale Lomita Long Beach North Northridge Palmdale Pasadena Pomona Rancho Palos Verdes Redondo Beach Rolling Hills San Gabriel San Pedro Santa Clarita Santa Fe Springs Santa Monica Sherman Oaks Studio City Torrance Valencia Van Nuys West Covina West Hollywood West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills.

All taxpayers should be aware of tax preparers such as Hazel Harris who according to government complaint targets elderly customers who receive Social Security benefits and generates fraudulent income tax refunds on their behalf.

The Government and IRS Tax complaint states that Harris tells her clients she is an accountant who specializes in refunds for Social Security recipients. In order to increase business, she is alleged to have advised potential customers to contact current clients who have received refunds as a result of her fraudulent return preparation.

Harris reportedly generates improper tax refunds by reporting only half of her customers’ Social Security benefits as taxable income, and by fabricating amounts of taxes withheld. Additionally, she has prepared the clients’ returns for multiple years at one time, regardless of whether a return has already been filed for those years.

The government alleges that Harris has prepared more than eight-thousand federal income tax returns for others since 2001. According to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates, she has claimed over $3.5 million in fraudulent refunds.
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