Our firm’s individual, corporate, partnership and international tax practice is an integral part of our representation of individual and business clients. Tax projects include the structuring of transactions and tax planning for large corporations, closely held businesses and professional associations. We have broad experience in all aspects of federal and state taxation, including the representation of businesses and individuals involved in financial restructurings, tax controversies, sales and use tax issues and property tax matters.
We are engaged in the tax structuring of all types of business ventures, with special emphasis on S corporations, limited liability companies, joint ventures and partnership arrangements. In addition, we serve as tax counsel to individuals in a variety of businesses and professions, and we represent a number of tax-exempt entities of various sizes.
A large part of our practice also involves representing individuals and businesses with respect to tax problems and audits, including audits by the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization, Employment Development Department and the County Tax Assessor.
We have appeared before the district court, tax court and State Board of Equalization regarding tax appeals. We have also been involved in appealing adverse tax decisions to the court of appeals.
We have assisted both individuals and businesses in resolving their tax liabilities with all of the tax agencies. We can help guide you through the tax maze with any tax obligation, including payroll and sales tax obligations. A number of tax obligations can be resolved through the implementation of an offer in compromise, an installment agreement or a determination of non-collectible status, or through a bankruptcy.
There are a number of steps that can be taken to protect your rights with the tax agencies. But most of these rights can be waived by the failure to take immediate and appropriate actions. The last step you want to take is to wait for a levy of a bank account or garnishment of your wages. The Internal Revenue Service has been authorized to employ private collection agencies for assistance, which means that there will be a substantial increase in tax collection work by the IRS. Our firm has helped a number of individual and business clients with these problems.
If you are being audited by the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board or any other state or local tax authority, contact the tax attorneys at David Lee Rice, A Professional Law Corporation, at (310) 517-8600 immediately for a consultation.