California State Tax Lawyer (FTB, EDD, and SBE)
California state tax lawyers at MWLawCA.com know the tax laws and procedures and how they vary from federal tax laws and procedures in some instances. It is important to consult with a tax attorney who has experience in California tax matters if a taxpayer has a California tax matter.
We are able to assist taxpayers nationwide with all of their California tax related matters, including matters related to moving out of state and conducting business in California.
Whether you have a California income tax matter with the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), an employment related matter with the Employment Development Department (EDD), or a sales and use tax matter with the State Board of Equalization (SBE), we will fully advocate for you and advise you of your options.
We have experience successfully arguing cases in front of the California Office of Tax Appeals.
In addition, similar to the IRS’s innocent spouse relief program, the FTB has an innocent joint filer program that may provide relief to some taxpayers. There are some nuances to this area of law by virtue of the fact that California is a community property state. Because of this, a request for innocent joint filer relief may not always be the best solution. A taxpayer who is contemplating filing for innocent joint filer relief should meet with a tax attorney to be informed of all the risks and benefits.
Are you dealing with the Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, or the State Board of Equalization? We are experienced with California state tax laws and are determined to find the solution that best fits each client.
If you fail to respond quickly to a notice you have received, you could be subject to a tax lien, which will affect your credit or a levy on your wages. Take a proactive approach and get in touch with Mendes Weed, LLP, today.
State Tax Litigation
California state tax inquiries can happen for different reasons than IRS inquiries, and they can place a major burden on your livelihood. Some California state tax laws and procedures vary from those of the IRS, and it is crucial that you comply correctly. Our deep understanding of California state tax laws informs every step of the litigation process.
California State Tax Audits
A California state tax audit can be daunting; they differ from IRS audits and being prepared means knowing exactly what laws apply to a given situation. It is crucial to file the correct documents, comply with the state’s requests, and to have reliable representation. When you are audited, we are ready to craft a tailored approach that will seek the most effective results. Have a State tax lawyer on your side.
We help you navigate your audit carefully and move the process along as quickly and painlessly as possible. We can review your tax return, identify potential errors, and handle the audit with only your best interests in mind.
Read the California Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights for detailed information on your rights and audit procedures.
California Tax Law Specialist
Partner Christina Weed has years of experience helping businesses and individuals with their complex California tax litigation issues. She is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy. She serves as Chair of the Tax Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association and is also a member of the Estate Planning Council Diablo Valley and the Tri-Valley Estate Planning Council. Christina has also written, or been featured in, several publications.
In 2018, Christina became one of the first lawyers to argue a case in front of California’s Office of Tax Appeals. Mendes Weed, LLP is one of only a handful of law firms to have gone before the OTA because the OTA has only been hearing cases since January of 2018.
Christina has been designated a Certified Specialist in Taxation by the State Bar of California.
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