California Tax Law & Taxation Help

For help with tax law in California, Vaught & Boutris LLP handles a broad range of sophisticated tax matters for corporations, partnerships and individuals.  The firm advises clients on federal, state, and local tax matters, including corporate taxation, individual income taxation, sales and use taxation, and estate and trust taxation throughout California.  In addition, Vaught & Boutris LLP provides tax advice for taxation law issues, tax and IRS tax audits in Oakland and the surrounding areas to businesses and individuals with respect to purchases, sales, and exchanges of real and personal property.

Below are topics for more information regarding various aspects of Tax law in California:

Services to assist with California taxation law

Among the services offered by Vaught & Boutris LLP and customarily required by its tax clients are:

  • Compromise of Tax Liabilities
  • Federal, State, and Local Tax Advice
  • Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
  • Structuring of Business Transactions
  • Tax Court Litigation
  • Defense against IRS Collection
  • Audits and Appeals
  • Abatement of Tax Penalties
  • Individual Tax Planning
  • Business Tax Planning
  • Estate, Gift, and GFT Tax Planning
  • Criminal Tax Defense
  • Discharging Tax Liabilities in Bankruptcy
  • Executive Compensation and Taxation

You are required by law to file your income tax return each year by April 15. The amount you must pay depends on your income and your tax filing status. The five tax filing statuses include single, married filing jointly, married filing separately, head of household, and widow or widower with qualifying child.  An Oakland tax attorney can give your more details regarding each status and what they mean towards your tax return.

To qualify for a status, you must meet minimum requirements. Some people may meet the requirements for more than one status, and they typically choose the one that results in less taxation in Oakland.

When filing an income tax return, you are also allowed to make tax deductions, which reduce your taxable income and your tax bill. The four major categories of tax deductions are standard, itemized, above-the-line, and schedule C.

It is important to make sure that the tax information you provide is accurate. Once it is submitted, if the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) finds an error or suspects that you have made improper deductions, dishonestly filed your return or otherwise broken any tax laws, you may be subject to an IRS audit in Oakland.

Contact us for help with the tax laws of California

The attorneys at Vaught & Boutris LLP are committed to providing high quality legal representation at cost-effective prices to clients in Oakland, Walnut Bay, and throughout Northern California, including the East Bay and Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Contact us online or call 510-430-1518 to consult an attorney at Vaught & Boutris LLP who is knowledgeable about taxation law.

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