What If I Owe Money at the End of a CDTFA Sales Tax Audit?

What if I Owe money at the End of the CD TFA Sales Tax Audit Process? If you owe money at the end of the CD TFA sales tax audit process you have a decision to make can you pay the liability in full do you want to pay the liability in full do you want to go into collections or is it better to file petition and pay the liability over time? This is a strategic decision that we make depending on the taxpayers facts circumstances and how much they all however if you don't appeal the liability you will proceed into CD TFA collections and then collections will start to negotiate with you in our experience for taxpayers that don't have immediate flexibility to pay.

The liability or who can't pay the liability within the course of a year or recommended to file petition and proceed through the appeals process during the appeals process if a timely petition is filed it's a good way to delay collections and/or go in a settlement oftentimes we can negotiate a de facto two or three year payment plan just by working the case through the appeals process and settlement and resolving. The case that way this way the taxpayer is not in danger of any levies any liens or any adverse collection action from the CDT FA it's recommended that clients avoid collections whenever possible and navigate themselves on the best playing field they can for resolving their liabilities.


Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA

Owner and Director of Legal
Brotman Law