Los Angeles, CA Tax Lawyer – Taxpayer Power of Attorney IRS Audit and Back Taxes Help

Los Angeles, CA Taxpayer Rights Power of Attorney – Representing individuals and businesses before the IRS, FTB, EDD, CDTFA-BOE

Representing individual and business taxpayers before the IRS and California State tax agencies in great Los Angeles area, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Long Beach, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Santa Clarita, Lancaster, Palmdale, Pomona, Torrance, El Monte, Downey, Whittier, Pico Rivera, Inglewood, Compton, West Covina, SFV, SGV and Norwalk, LA County.

There are Los Angeles attorneys or lawyers who specialize in different areas of the law, but few work with as many Angelinos as the tax attorney Los Angeles business owners and residents in SoCal trust. From providing advice about different tax advantages up to representing clients in California tax courts when faced with an IRS tax problem, the tax lawyer serving Los Angeles offers a number of services to help you as an individual or a person managing their own company. Did you receive an IRS or state tax lien notice, letter, postcard or phone call?

Contact us today for more information about IRS tax representation help in Los Angeles. Toll free 1-877-788-2937.

IRS local offices serving greater Los Angeles, California for audits, examinations, appeals and collection:

300 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles

6230 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys

501 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

9350 East Flair Dr., El Monte

An LA tax attorney or lawyer provides a number of specific services that deal with tax-related issues for both individuals and businesses. The knowledge comes from years of experience in working with tax laws, income, properties, and gift along with federal taxes and more. The number of services that a tax lawyer performs includes, but is not restricted to the following;


What is a Tax Attorney?

  • Holds tax information along with personal records
  • Works with government tax agencies at all levels
  • Uses basic principles of accounting and finance
  • Researches relevant tax laws
  • Assesses complicated tax matters
  • Keeps track of all changes in all tax laws on the federal, state, and local level

Los Angeles, California tax lawyers will work with you when facing an IRS tax levy or lien on your property as well as provide many other services that include unfiled tax returns, tax debt relief, employment tax problem resolution, penalty abatement, tax negotiation and resolution, and all types of professional tax representation. For many individuals and businesses, the tax attorney Los Angeles area professionals and residents trust is here to work with you on a variety of tax matters. Did you receive an IRS or state tax lien notice, letter, postcard or phone call?

When do You Need an LA Tax Attorney?

There are a number of occasions when having a tax attorney is vital to getting your tax predicaments straightened out in a legal manner.

Estate: If you have a taxable estate, the tax attorney can take charge of planning appropriate strategies and filing returns to significantly reduce your overall tax burden.

IRS Help: Anyone undergoing an IRS audit will need the assistance of a tax attorney. This is particularly true if the case proceeds to court where you will need full representation so that your rights are protected.

Business Startups: If you are starting up a business and need advice about how to properly structure your taxes for your company, then a tax attorney is what you need. They will help fill out forms, plan strategies, and ensure that your company follows all the tax rules and regulations.

Independent Review of Your Case: Those who are accused of tax fraud or are seeking an independent review in front of the US Tax Court a tax attorney can help with your case. This is where their knowledge and expertise in tax law along with court experience can really pay off.

Tax lien? The Supreme Court has said that Congress could not have chosen broader language than it did when
setting out the scope of the federal tax lien – United States v. Craft, 535 U.S. 274, 275 (2002).

Section 6321 provides that the FTL Federal Tax Lien shall be a lien in favor of the United States upon all property and rights to property, whether real or personal, belonging to such person. The FTL not only attaches to all of the taxpayer’s property and rights to property in existence at the time of the creation of the FTL but it also attaches to after acquired property. The Supreme Court has addressed the scope of the lien in several cases – U.S. By and Through I.R.S. v. McDermott, 507 U.S. 447, 447 (1993).

IRS tax levy? Wage garnishment? Get tax representation today!

Sometimes employers try to terminate employees who are the subject of a wage levy or garnishment either because the levy itself is burdensome, maybe the employer is looking for an excuse to get rid of a particular employee, the employer does not want to draw the attention of the IRS or the state to itself, or the employer views the existence of the levy as a sign the employee has outside tax problems that could possibly impact performance on the job. If the employer seeks to terminate you because of the levy, be aware that you may have recourse against the employer. I.R.M. 5.11.5.2 (01-01-2006) provides that Employer Threatens to Fire Taxpayer Because of a Levy Sometimes an 1. employer threatens to fire an employee to avoid handling a levy. This might be a violation of 15 USC 1674. 2. If the employer fires the taxpayer because of this, the employer might be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both. 3. Taxpayer should complain to the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL). not IRS, must decide if the employer violated the law.

IRS audit by an experienced LA power of attorney

The IRS auditor, in most cases, will be a competent professional, revenue agent or TCO. You need to retain a power of attorney that is already established as a peer by the IRS: a competent, honest, and knowledgeable professional. There are several approaches to take in dealing with the IRS auditor. In all cases, your  LA lawyer’s credibility and integrity are  most precious assets. Generally, the best approach to any non-fraud, non-criminal examination is to be as forthright and cooperative as possible, but do not do the government’s work. Mike Habib avoids confrontational style unless pressed. Employees of the IRS generally do not consider examinations confrontational. Likewise, confrontational attitudes on the part of representatives, EAs, lawyers, CPAs or taxpayers often trigger suspicion in auditors, indeed, auditors are trained that failure to cooperate in the examination process may be a badge of fraud. For good reason. Examinations with fraud or evasion potential, such as potential criminal cases, are handled completely differently than the usual type of examinations. A more guarded approach is  recommended in such cases involving individual clients, at least with respect to sensitive issues. A forthright and cooperative approach may also be a good idea before an examination has begun, that is, in the context of a voluntary disclosure. With an organizational client, cooperation may be a good strategy depending on the facts. Moreover, in an “eggshell” audit (i.e., one involving overly aggressive or questionable positions), it may pay to agree to non-sensitive adjustments quickly if doing so will lessen the chance that the auditor will discover the undiscovered sensitive issues. There is a real risk that facts developed in a civil examination (and especially false statements by the taxpayer or the lawyer) may be used to bolster a criminal investigation and subsequent prosecution.

If you are facing a tax problem that is beyond your capability of solving, then you will want to find the right tax attorney Los Angeles residents and business owners have used for years of expert service when it comes to your tax situation. All it takes is a little research to find the right one to suit your particular needs.

California tax law update:

Cannabis sellers licensed in California can pay cannabis taxes and sales tax with cash. For these sellers, California is waiving the electronic payment requirements for

  • the cannabis excise tax;
  • the cannabis cultivation tax; and
  • sales and use taxes.

Did you receive an IRS or state tax lien notice, letter, postcard or phone call?

Contact us today for more information about IRS tax representation help in Los Angeles. Toll free 1-877-788-2937.

The tax firm of Mike Habib represents individual and business taxpayers before the IRS and California State tax agencies in great Los Angeles area, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Long Beach, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Santa Clarita, Lancaster, Palmdale, Pomona, Torrance, El Monte, Downey, Whittier, Pico Rivera, Inglewood, Compton, West Covina, and Norwalk, LA County.

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Mike has given us peace of mind! He helped negotiate down a large balance and get us on a payment plan that we can afford with no worries! The stress of dealing with the IRS is huge and Mike helped us through it all. The peace of mind is invaluable, thank you Mike!April S.
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Mike Habib - Thank you for being so professional and honest and taking care of my brothers IRS situation. We are so relieved it is over and the offer in compromise process went just as you said. Mike is very professional and will give you honest answers to the OIC process and you can really trust him. You won't be sorry you chose him!Joe and Deborah V.
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Mike is a true professional. He really came thru for me and my business. Dealing with the IRS is very scary. I'm a small business person who works hard and Mike helped me see that they are not that scary after all. He was always there with the answers I needed and was very good about calling me back which I appreciated since your first reaction is to freak out and ask a million questions. He solved a messy case and worked very hard to resolve it. His rates are VERY reasonable for the amount of work he does! I give him my highest recommendation!Marcie R.
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Mike was incredibly responsive to my IRS issues. Once I decided to go with him (after interviewing numerous other tax professionals), he got on the phone with the IRS immediately (as in the same day I signed with him) to squash an impending issue. And he worked directly with them to quickly come to a resolution I am very happy with. I'd highly recommend reaching out to Mike to see if he can help you with any IRS issues. I'm very satisfied!Marshall W.
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I’ve seen and heard plenty of commercials on TV and radio for businesses offering tax help. I did my research on many of them only to discover numerous complaints and unresolved tax issues. I found Mike Habib through my own online search and contacted him. He was very professional with great communication, always answering my questions and concerns. Mike resolved my complicated tax problem just as he said he would. I would definitely recommend his services to family and friends.Nancy & Sal V.

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