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HOW TO DEAL WITH AN IRS BANK LEVY – PART ONE

When you owe a balance due to the IRS and fail to resolve that balance in a timely manner through one of the approved resolution methods, the IRS takes increasing stern action to try and force compliance on your part. One of these avenues is though an IRS bank levy. An IRS levy is defined […]

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THE GOOD AND BAD NEWS FOR AMAZON SELLERS THAT HAVE RECEIVED CDTFA NOTICES

This week, Amazon disclosed Amazon seller information to the California tax authorities in response to a legal demand letter it received late last month. This video contains important information for Amazon sellers that have recently received the notice that the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) has issued a formal legal demand to […]

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SALES TAX MISTAKES TO BE AWARE OF AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

As a retailer or other seller of products, you have a lot of details to attend to but one of the most important, often most complex, is your sales and use tax obligations. Sometimes determining sales tax is like peeling an onion; just when you think you have found all the nuances, there is another […]

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WHAT SALES ARE SUBJECT TO SALES TAX?

Nearly all states in the U.S. charge sales tax on items sold, California is no different in that regard. Sales taxes go into the general fund to help pay for education, health care, public pensions, and other programs. Sales taxes can also be collected for special programs or specific areas of the state. CURIOUS WHAT […]

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YOUR RIGHTS AS A TAXPAYER WITH THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

The Board of Equalization (BOE) administers the tax program for both business and property taxes for the State of California. Business taxes include: Sales and use tax Fuel tax Cigarette tax Alcoholic beverage tax Business taxpayers may take up their concerns directly with the main office of the BOE while property tax concerns are addressed […]

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CAN A CURRENTLY NON-COLLECTIBLE STATUS STOP THE FTB?

Sometimes your financial fortunes take a turn for the worse, and you find yourself owing back taxes to the Franchise Tax Board. You don’t even have two coins to rub together, much less make installment payments, yet you are looking for an alternative to filing for bankruptcy. An Offer in Compromise is also off the […]

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WHAT IS A SALES TAX NEXUS AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT MY BUSINESS?

A state may create legislation requiring a seller with nexus in that state to pay tax on sales of tangible property within the state. What is nexus and how does it affect your business? IF YOU’RE FACING STATE OR FEDERAL TAX PROBLEMS, BROTMAN LAW CAN HELP.CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US FOR EXPERIENCED TAX REPRESENTATION. Definition of […]

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HOW THE CALIFORNIA SALES TAX RATE IS DETERMINED

New sales and use tax rates for the state of California have gone into effect January 1, 2017. You may be wondering how the rates are set and why they seem to vary across the state. Here is a brief review of the sales and use tax and then we will break down how California […]

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HOW THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION HANDLES TAX LIENS

In our continuing series about tax liens, we would like to talk about how the California Board of Equalization handles them. While there are similarities between how the IRS and the various California tax agencies pursue, impose, and release tax liens, there are some important differences that every tax payer should be aware of. LEARN […]

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