Understanding Your Rights As A California Taxpayer

If you are contacted by state tax authorities regarding an audit or other tax law issue, it is vitally important for you to know where to turn and what to do to protect yourself and your assets.

Help for Businesses And Individuals Confronting Tax Issues

At the Law Offices of Robert T. Leonard, we focus 100 percent of our time handling tax matters. For more than 20 years, we have been helping individuals and businesses face audits, file appeals and resolve tax disputes.

Your federal tax obligations vary from those applied by California taxing authorities such as the Employment Development Department (EDD), Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and the State Board of Equalization (SBE). It is our mission to not only apply our specialized knowledge to solving your unique circumstances but also explain and pursue your rights.

Your rights including the following:

  • Appeal of poor audit results: If you receive an unsatisfactory report from the state after an audit, you have the right to appeal the result. We will act quickly to help preserve all of your rights.
  • Protecting your private information: When you hire a tax lawyer, your personal information is protected by the attorney-client privilege. This is not the case when the individual or business that prepared your tax return represents you.
  • Paying no more than you owe: You should not have to pay a penny more than you actually owe for your income, payroll, sales or use tax obligations, and we will help make sure that you don't.

At every step of an audit or appeal process, you owe it to yourself to hire a skilled attorney who not only focuses 100 percent of his practice to tax law matters but is also a certified public accountant (CPA).

Contact Your Attorney For Taxpayer Issues In Los Angeles

Let us use our tax law and CPA skills and specialized knowledge for your benefit. Call the Law Offices of Robert T. Leonard toll free at 888-408-9486 or locally in Woodland Hills at 818-224-7935 to schedule your free initial consultation. You may also send us an email. We offer flexible appointments and expanded availability to clients with whom we have established attorney-client relationships.