Welcome to our Guide
Welcome to our firm’s guide on multistate taxes! We hope that you find this guide helpful as you navigate any multistate taxation issues you or your business may face.
We understand tax issues are hard, but we stand ready and able to assist you when you need it.
In this guide, you will find user-friendly articles on various multistate tax issues, particularly those involving California.
As many are aware, California taxing authorities have become increasingly aggressive with its tax collection efforts. To you and your business, this means you may have to devote more time to ensuring you are in compliance or not availing yourself to any tax liability you do not anticipate.
Our firm provides a variety of services but our primary focus is on California tax examinations and collections work. In particular, we help companies with compliance issues specifically. We have found an increasingly larger percentage of our practice working with multistate companies that are trying to stay out of trouble.
We often see a very large influx of businesses outside of California who tend to step into California tax issues.
This guide will provide information from the primary context of dealing with California tax issues, however, some information may be applicable to a variety of states.
California is one of the more aggressive states in pursuing businesses that are located outside of its borders for tax revenue. California has frequently utilized its ability to go after businesses and individuals that may have contact with the state of California, even if they do not reside or have voting power in the state.
California has even increased its base of operations by now having offices in New York, Texas and Illinois, which serve as regional locations for observing out-of-state tax compliance.
California’s increasing presence in other states is significant and demonstrates the way that the law is trending. Establishing out-of-state operations is the way states are growing revenue and increasing their tax base.
With the advent of the internet, businesses are able to gain contacts with states in even more ways, and it is creating novel legal issues. Administrative law, judicial decision, or legislative functions are not catching up to technology as fast as it is improving.
One of the challenges for multistate businesses is dealing with managing and mitigating risks when the laws are unclear, or when operations reach multiple states with different laws across jurisdictions.
Another challenge that businesses face is determining how to stay in compliance as well as avoiding issues without creating a huge cost burden or regulatory burden on the organization.
This guide will delve more into these issues so that you may be better equipped to tackle them and help avoid future liabilities.