No matter what civil or criminal tax matter your business may be facing, your dedicated legal team at Milikowsky Tax Law is prepared to effectively represent you.
With over 10 years of experience, our San Diego tax attorneys provide a comprehensive legal counsel your business requires. Our San Diego business tax lawyers resolve civil and criminal tax matters and consult with business owners to resolve the underlying business issues that created their legal tax issues.
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IRS & State Tax Audits
If you recently received a letter from IRS, there are few important steps you need to take to protect yourself. While IRS will occasionally audit businesses randomly, they usually audit an individual or business because your tax return contains an error or a transaction that is inconsistent with other businesses in your industry. Our San Diego IRS attorney explains what steps you should take to ensure you are protected.
If you believe that you have exposure for a criminal tax matter, then you must speak with our San Diego tax lawyers immediately. Tax evasion, the most well-known of tax crimes under the Internal Revenue Code, is a felony. Tax evasion is known as the willfully trying to avoid or evade any previous taxes that have been imposed by Title 26.
Sales Tax Audits
At Milikowsky Tax Law, our San Diego tax lawyers defend businesses who are being audited by California Board of Equalization (BOE). Our highly qualified sales tax audit attorneys will review your business records and challenge Board of Equalization's assumptions, which can include BOE’s estimates of your cost of goods sold, mark up for each category of item sold, and BOE’s methods to estimate taxable sales.
Unfiled Tax Returns
Taxes are a burden all citizens share, but it's easy to let the responsibility get away from you. The government estimates that there are nearly $300 billion uncollected taxes in America.
Back taxes are a nightmare for anyone that owes the IRS money without the means of paying it. If you are already in debt, the IRS banging on your door doesn’t help your situation—it just makes it more stressful. If the IRS is telling you to pay your back taxes in a payment plan you can't afford, contact our San Diego back tax lawyer today. Our legal team at Milikowsky Tax Law is well-versed in tax law procedures and options; we are ready to assist you through this difficult time.
Employment Development Department
As the largest tax collection agency in California, the Employment Development Department (or EDD) is responsible for collecting payroll taxes from over 17 million workers every year. They are responsible for collecting over $31 billion for California’s tax system. Because of this, the EDD cracks down on those who fail to file the right forms or make appropriate payroll tax withholdings. When dealing with the EDD, there is virtually no leniency for small business owners or employers to make a mistake. If you are in trouble, contact our San Diego EDD attorney at Milikowsky Tax Law today. With over 10 years of experience to back us, we are more than capable of handling even the most complex of cases.
Offers in Compromise
When cash flow is strained, companies tend to get behind in paying taxes. A delinquent tax balance generally can result in the government taking aggressive action to levy a bank account, file liens, or potentially seize a business or asset.
It is your constitutional right to obtain legal representation. The IRS does not likely have your best interests at heart. We strongly advise you to retain the assistance of a skilled tax lawyer in order to gain a complete understanding of your legal options and make informed decisions. Internal Revenue Code § 7421(b)(2) states that an IRS agent must immediately end an interview if you assert that you would like to speak with a certified public accountant, enrolled agent, or tax lawyer. Take advantage of your rights.
California Income Taxes
Under California law, the definition of a “resident” is unclear. The distinction between a resident and non-resident determines whether California can assess you taxes on income earned in California and in other states. Under Revenue & Tax Code Section 17014, a “resident” is defined as “every individual who is in this state for other than a temporary or transitory purpose.” The definition also includes individuals who are “domiciled in this state” who is outside of California only for a temporary or transitory purpose. Whether an individual is a resident of California (and is only outside of California temporarily) essentially relies on many facts and legal presumptions.
At Milikowsky Tax Law, we routinely assist businesses that have locations overseas and in the U.S. Our own legal practice spans from Southern California to an office in Tel Aviv. We are well versed in international tax law, uniquely equipped to provide counsel. Our skilled team of San Diego international tax lawyers can help you navigate this complex legal field, avoid criminal and civil penalties, and stay in business.
At Milikowsky Tax Law, we aggressively fight to defend our clients’ legal rights against collection efforts from the IRS and state tax agencies, helping them maintain control of personal and business assets. If you have a severely high tax balance, our San Diego tax lawyers are here to help you understand your options, ward off penalties, and regain financial stability. Our goal is to exceed your expectations in the value we provide.
Corporate Business Tax
When faced with complicated corporation tax matters, retaining the legal guidance of a dedicated tax law firm is in your best interest. At Milikowsky Tax Law, our San Diego corporate tax attorney has successfully represented numerous businesses struggling with their taxes. Whether you are currently faced with trouble from the IRS for not paying your corporate taxes, or you just need a tax lawyer to help you stay out of trouble, our law firm is your one-stop-shop for all tax law needs.
Payroll Tax Audits
According to tax laws in California and across the nation, employers are required to adhere to complex laws and regulations pertaining to payroll responsibilities. Because payroll tax matters are incredibly complex and highly involved, it will be wise to speak with our San Diego payroll tax lawyers. At Milikowsky Tax Law, we are committed to making certain your tax liabilities are as low as possible while keeping the integrity of your bottom line.
Having the IRS knocking at your door and declaring that your property belongs to the government isn’t the ideal situation for anyone. At Milikowsky Tax Law we have represented many tax lien cases and helped our clients keep their property and assets. If you have been issued a tax lien, do not hesitate to call for help. Our San Diego tax lien attorney explains what you need to know if the IRS has notified you.
Recent Tax Law News and Updates
- What to Know When Your Client is Facing a Criminal Investigation by the IRSNovember 7, 2018There are few calls less welcome than a call from the IRS. It could come directly to your accounting office or you might hear from a client after they have been contacted. Either way, you need to take the issue seriously and act carefully because your immediate actions may negatively affect both READ MORE...
- An IRS Special Agent Contacted Me (or My Accountant): What Now?October 24, 2018Just the thought of being contacted by the IRS can be enough to make you sweat. Receiving a letter, phone call, or surprise visit from IRS Special Agents can be extremely stressful and frightening. Whether they’ve reached out to you or your accountant, you may be wondering what to do next to READ MORE...