CA BOE Sales Tax Audits | Sales Tax Appeals and Settlements
The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is the agency responsible for enforcing the sales tax laws of California. If you operate a retail establishment which engages in taxable sales with your customers, you have a duty to withhold those sales taxes from your customers in trust for the California government and to remit those taxes to the State Board of Equalization (SBE).
While all tax audits can be extremely burdensome and nerve-racking for any taxpayer, sales tax audits pose additional concerns for a business person. The failure to maintain adequate books and records can prove disastrous and costly for the taxpayer as the SBE may determine that you owe an exorbitant amount of sales taxes and you may find it difficult to prove the contrary. Furthermore, the State Board of Equalization (SBE) has the power to shut down your business for failure to pay sales tax as well as imposing criminal penalties for doing so. Finally, the State Board of Equalization (SBE) can seek to obtain payment of sales tax liability from the responsible individuals of the business and can levy their personal assets if payment can’t be obtained from the business.
Sales tax audits can be extremely complex and technical. To adequately represent you in a sales tax audit, you need the technical and tax experience of a certified public accountant to properly determine the amount of sales tax you are responsible for, as well as the creativity, analytical abilities, and negotiation skills of a tax lawyer with a Masters of Law in Taxation. Dallo Law Group has qualified tax professionals who can help you resolve your sales tax dispute.
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