Honolulu Tax Attorneys
The Honolulu tax attorneys at Tax Lawyers Group APC specializes in tax audits, tax appeals, tax court and tax problems within the city of Honolulu and throughout the state of Hawaii. Our Honolulu tax attorneys represent individuals and business owners in Honolulu and near Hawaii Kai, Kailua, North Shore, Pearl City, Ewa Beach, Waipahu, Mililani, Kaimuki, Ala Moana and Kahala. Although we live in the Aloha state, having a tax problem can add significant stress and financial worries that can take a toll on mental and physical health.
For many years our tax attorneys have represented individuals and business owners in Hawaii concerning their IRS and state of Hawaii tax problems. Our attorneys have family ties throughout the Aloha state and are proud to work on behalf of our ohana against the IRS or Hawaii Department of Taxation. Tax Lawyers Group APC are top rated tax lawyers who have been voted best tax lawyers by Best of Long Beach, Best of South Bay, featured in NBC News, Daily Journal and Top Ranked Tax Lawyers.
For most local taxpayers, their tax problems come in many different forms and no two tax cases are alike. Some cases involve IRS tax audits or reclassification of independent contractors to employees which can create payroll tax issues. Other cases involve Hawaii Excise Tax (GET) which can be a surprise to many local business owners as well as business owners from the mainland. Whatever the tax case may be, it is important to address the underlying tax problem and formulate a proper tax resolution strategy so that it can be solved through tax appeals or tax court litigation. In representing any taxpayers in Honolulu, it is important for the tax attorney to fully understand the background of the business and explore the legal options that may apply to the client’s tax situation.
The Honolulu tax attorneys at Tax Lawyers Group APC have extensive experience defending individual and business owners in every type of tax cases and represented them successfully through tax appeals, tax court and tax audits. Many Honolulu taxpayers often incur large tax debt or face potential for a significant tax assessment and want to determine the proper tax resolution methods to resolve their tax problems.
Oahu tax attorneys at Tax Lawyers Group APC can help you determine the best course of tax strategy to defend your family and your business from the IRS And Hawaii Department of Tax. Our Honolulu tax lawyers apply a detailed tax analysis to each case that we handle and apply the appropriate tax law and tax procedure to defend all Hawaii taxpayers. Once we fully understand your tax problem and financial situation we can initiate legal representation on your tax matter. Most tax cases can be resolved without going to the tax court; however, it is a good option if you are dealing with unreasonable or unfair tax agents. The following are some types of tax cases that are handled by our Honolulu Tax Attorneys:
- IRS Tax Audits
- Hawaii Excise Tax Audits
- Criminal Tax Defense
- Tax Evasion & Tax Fraud Defense
- Offers in Compromise
- Tax Appeals
- US Tax Court
- Foreign Bank Accounts FBAR
- Cannabis Tax Problems
- Tax Bankruptcy
- Release Tax Lien
- IRS Penalties & Interest
- IRS Payment Plan
- Unfiled Tax Returns
- Independent Contractor
- Trust Fund Taxes
- Payroll Tax
- Innocent Spouse
It is important to remember that taxpayers in Hawaii are protected by tax code, tax statutes both at the state and federal level. Individual taxpayers and small business owners are also protected from unfair or aggressive tactics that may be used by IRS or Hawaii state taxing agencies. Below are useful tax resources and a summary of taxes that may help in resolving and understanding some tax issues in Honolulu:
- Hawaii Taxpayers Advocate: Helps Hawaii taxpayers to resolve tax problems and protect your rights as a taxpayer.
- Hawaii General Excise Tax (GET): Honolulu does not have a sales tax rate. Instead, GET is used to tax on business activity and is imposed on almost all transactions that involve the sale of goods or services. The current rate is 4%.
- Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT): The TAT is a tax on hotel and short-term rental accommodations.
- Real Property Tax: The real property tax is assessed on the value of real property located within the City and County of Honolulu.
- Motor Vehicle Weight Tax: The motor vehicle weight tax is assessed on all vehicles registered in Honolulu County. The tax rate varies based on the weight of the vehicle and the type of fuel used.
As of April 2023, the City and County of Honolulu in Hawaii does not allow cannabis sales for adult use or medical use, so there is no cannabis tax in Honolulu. Cannabis in Hawaii is illegal for recreational use, but decriminalized for possession of three grams or less while medical use of cannabis was legalized through legislation.
It's important to note that cannabis laws and regulations can change over time, so it's recommended that you check with the relevant government agencies or consult with a qualified cannabis tax attorney on cannabis taxes in Honolulu and Hawaii as a whole. Honolulu tax attorney should be consulted regarding any cannabis tax audit concerns.Contact Honolulu Tax Attorney near me
Our office is located at 733 Bishop St Honolulu, HI 96813 near Ala Moana Blvd and Aloha Tower. We are also available via zoom or telephone if you wish to have a remote conference about your tax case.
To learn more about tax strategies that may help resolve your tax problem, please visit our Tax Practice page. Tax Lawyers Group APC represent individual taxpayers and business owners throughout Honolulu and the neighboring islands of Kauai, Maui and the Big Island. You can also search: Tax Lawyers Group APC or tax attorney near me in Honolulu to locate one of our tax law offices near you.