As the California Franchise Tax Board struggles with its budget, its revenue agents continue to audit taxpayers who have recently left California to establish residency in other states, especially Nevada where there is no state income tax. They are conducting more audits in order to secure more taxes for California.
If you received a notice of an audit or tax investigation from the California Franchise Tax Board then you should act immediately to obtain legal representation.
Representing Businesses, Retirees and Other Individuals in California Tax Disputes
With so many part-time residents and out-of-state residents conducting business in California, the issue of California residency can be highly specific, complex and even quite subjective. I have represented many people involved in a residency audit, including:
* Business owners who explore or complete relocation to Nevada or elsewhere in the attempt to avoid high California franchise taxes
* Retirees or business owners who want to maintain a home in California but establish residency in another state
* People victimized by poor upfront tax guidance, a negligent or unqualified tax return preparer, or the weaknesses of do-it-yourself tax software — often resulting in audits and unanticipated, sometimes significant California tax liability.
Contact Our Firm
If you have received a Notice of Deficiency (or 90-day Letter) and want a thorough and complete analysis of your tax matter and the right strategies to implement for Tax Court litigation, call Robert T. Leonard directly at the Law Offices of Robert T. Leonard at 818-224-7935 or toll free at 888-408-9486, or fill out the online form on this website for a free, confidential, initial case consultation. We will review your case and your options with their respective benefits and drawbacks, and any alternatives to the legal process that you may have. Our office accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover as payment.