Westwood/Los Angeles Tax Planning Attorney
We Help People Deal with Their Tax Problems
Dealing with your tax matters isn’t easy, and that’s no thanks to the 75,000-page-long U.S. tax code. If you’ve tried to crack open this towering document to figure out things for yourself, no one will fault you for feeling absolutely overwhelmed by it. We at The Blue Law Group, however, have what it takes to find what portions of the federal or state tax code apply to your situation and how you can better manage your tax matters.
Because attorney Michael Blue is a Certified Public Accountant and tax attorney, he has the unique kind of knowledge and experience you need to anticipate potential tax problems and take steps to prevent them from occurring. If you need help as a private individual or a business, we can help you. The Blue Law Group’s tax planning attorney in Westwood/Los Angeles is here to assist clients when it comes to structuring their life and finances in ways that can make your taxes less of a burden.
Learn more about how we can help you by taking advantage of a free initial consultation. Reach out to The Blue Law Group by calling 231-466-0960 or filling out our online contact form.
Structuring Business Transactions
If you’re looking to buy or sell a company, tax planning is an important part of the transaction process. The Blue Law Group can assist you when it comes to finding a balance between your company’s tax obligations and meeting business objectives without undergoing unneeded sacrifice along the way.
Our tax planning attorney in Westwood/Los Angeles can help you reduce your overall tax burden during a business transaction. Whatever it takes to help you accomplish this goal, we’ll pursue every possible option that can help you get to where you need to be. The Blue Law Group is dedicated to providing clients with tenacious legal representation when it comes to minimizing their company’s tax burdens during a transaction.
California Department of Taxes and Fees Administration
Up until July 2017, the State Board of Equalization (SBE) collected sales and use taxes in California. Now, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) assumes that role in addition to collecting taxes on fuel, alcohol, as well as other taxes and fees that fund certain state programs.
Although a relatively new government agency, the CDTFA is no less aggressive in its investigation and tax collection methods. Not even the COVID-19 pandemic, which has decimated sales and operations for many small businesses throughout California, has slowed this relentless government entity.
As a result, your business may be at risk of a CDTFA audit, which may require you to provide any or all of the following materials:
- Accounting books that include your business’ balance sheets, income statements, tax returns, and any other summary documents that demonstrate a macro view of your business’ earnings
- Documentation that supports your accounting, such as invoices, receipts, bank statements, contracts, purchase orders, and more
- Any documents that support exempt sales that were claimed
- Copies of prior sales tax returns filed with either the SBE or CDTFA
If you fear you may be at risk of an audit or have been notified that one will be conducted, please reach out to us for assistance. The Blue Law Group can help you organize your company’s paperwork and prepare a defense against a CDTFA audit.
Schedule a free initial consultation with our attorney for your personal or business tax planning matters in Westwood/Los Angeles by contacting us online or calling (909) 766-9996.