Vaght Boutris LLP

Sales and Use Taxes

The law firm has handled hundreds of cases involving sales and use tax disputes with the California Board of Equalization.   We believe it is critical to involve competent legal counsel early in any sales tax dispute to present records and documents effectively and minimize exposure to invasive and expansive audits.  These matters include:

Sales and use tax audits.

Administrative appeals before a hearing officer in the Board of Equalization to contest a proposed sales and use tax assessment.

Compromise of disputed sales tax assessments with the Settlement Bureau at the Board of Equalization.

Administrative appeals before the five member Board of Equalization in Sacramento.

Criminal investigations and prosecutions by the Board of Equalization regarding sales and use tax evasion.

Administrative appeals to dispute potential personal tax liability for sales and use tax obligations incurred by businesses and business entities pursuant to Section 6829 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

Offers in compromise on final sales and use tax assessments.