SALES TAX AUDIT HELP FOR BUSINESSES
When you get a letter of a pending audit, our attorneys can protect your rights throughout the investigation process. We also help ensure you observe all sales tax laws, thus avoiding audits and penalties in the future.
If you want to dispute the state auditor's findings, we can challenge and protest the assessment on your behalf.
If you want to file a lawsuit against the State taxing agency, our attorneys can litigate your case and help attain the best possible settlement even without a final court verdict.
Dealing with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) can be frustrating, expensive, and disruptive to your business, especially if you attempt to handle the sales tax audit on your own. Unfortunately, the CDTFA auditor's job is to hunt for additional tax revenue for the State. They have multiple tricks up their sleeves to collect as much revenue from your business as possible.
Sometimes, they even rely on statistical sampling and other methods to determine your amount of liability. Yes, California auditors can assess you a liability based on nothing more than guesswork.
The fundamental problem in a California sales tax audit is that the sales of a business over the standard three-year audit period are often too many transactions for one person to reasonably verify.
But worry not, with an experienced sales tax audit attorney on your side, you can safeguard your business and your rightfully earned assets.
There is no straightforward answer to this question. But, several factors can raise your risk of a CDTFA sales tax audit.
When the audit concludes that your business has not been paying the required sales taxes, you might be subject to significant penalties and interests, as outlined by state policy. You may even face criminal charges.
As you can see, the stakes are very high, and you cannot afford to fail a CDTFA audit. You need a tax team that understands the ins and outs of how sales tax audits work in order to maximize your success and minimize your risk during the process. Our experienced attorneys at Brotman Law will work with you to advise you through the sales tax audit process, interact professionally with the auditors, and negotiate a favorable outcome on your behalf.