Pasadena Tax Attorney
Pasadena is a vibrant and diverse city with a rich history and many attractions that is the envy of the world. From the Rose Bowl, Caltech or the charm of Old Pasadena, we attract people and businesses from everywhere. Unfortunately, many of our residents have tax problems or are dealing with taxing agencies which can potentially damage their assets and affect their livelihood.
The Pasadena tax attorneys at the law firm of Tax Lawyers Group APC practice all areas of tax laws for individual and small business owners within Pasadena, Old Pasadena and the surrounding San Gabriel Valley. We represent taxpayers dealing with IRS tax audits, sales tax audits, criminal tax Defense, FBAR OVDP, and other tax collection or tax problem cases. Our tax law office in Pasadena is located on 225 S. Lake Avenue near Cordova Street so we are able to serve taxpayers near Alhambra, Glendale La Canada, Altadena and San Marino.
Attorneys at Tax Lawyers Group APC are top rated tax lawyers who have been voted top tax lawyers by Best of Pasadena, Best of South Bay, featured in NBC News, Daily Journal and Top Ranked Tax Lawyers.
Generally, when taxpayers are being investigated by the IRS or state tax agencies they often do not understand their rights as a taxpayer. Many individuals and business owners have unanswered questions about their legal rights and the types of investigations or audits that can be conducted against them. Also, many taxpayers do not understand the tax code or tax regulations that could affect their tax problems. Our tax attorneys are here to change that.Common Tax Problems in Pasadena
IRS or FTB tax debt could arise from many different forms and no two cases are exactly alike. Our Pasadena tax attorneys handle all types of tax issues which are usually heard through tax appeals, tax audits and tax court proceedings. In some cases, your tax problem can be resolved through email exchanges and telephone conferences with the IRS or CDTFA tax lawyers.
The most common type of cases that require a Pasadena tax attorney to be involved for a small business owner usually stems from sales tax audit or IRS audit. Business owners in Pasadena should seek legal advice from a tax lawyer near them so that they fully understand the objectives of the taxing agencies and the risks involved in their tax law situation. There are many factors that are involved in a successful handling of any tax matter which you can discuss with one of our tax attorneys near you.
Our Pasadena tax attorneys also handle many tax fraud, tax evasion, criminal tax, and offshore banking tax cases. These types of cases are very time-sensitive and require strict confidentiality so we usually recommend in person meetings to discuss these cases so that tax attorney client privilege is established.
The lawyers at Tax Lawyers Group APC can advise you to see if your tax case can be resolved through a tax conference, tax Appeals, tax court or other tax resolution strategies. We apply a detailed tax law analysis of each tax case and use appropriate legal procedure to advance your cause. Some clients often ignore their tax problems hoping that the IRS, CDTFA, or FTB will simply go away. But they soon realize that ignoring the tax problem only increases the tax debt which may jeopardize their financial and personal well-being. Taxpayers' best chance to protect their business and their assets is to engage with a tax attorney in Pasadena at the early stage of their case.Pasadena Tax Resource
The City of Pasadena imposes several taxes on small businesses and corporations operating within the city. It's important to note that tax laws and rates can change over time. Some of the key taxes unique to Pasadena are:
- Pasadena Sales Tax: Sales tax of 10.25%, which includes a 1% local Pasadena sales tax in addition to the 6% California state sales tax and a 3.25% Los Angeles County sales tax.
- Hotel Tax: Pasadena charges transient occupancy tax (TOT) on hotel and motel room rentals within the city.
- Utility User Tax: Pasadena imposes a utility user tax (UUT) on residents and businesses that use utilities such as gas, electricity, water, and telecommunication services.
- Pasadena Business License Tax: Pasadena charges business license tax on all corporations and businesses operating within the city limits. The corporate tax rate varies depending on the type of business.
- Parking Tax: City imposes a parking tax on parking lots and garages within the city limits. The tax is based on the amount charged for parking.
Under federal law cannabis remains illegal. Businesses operating in the cannabis industry in Pasadena are subject to both state and local rules, and they must comply with all applicable tax laws. Pasadena tax attorneys should be consulted regarding any cannabis tax audit concerns as these sales tax audits may have potential criminal tax exposure.
The cannabis tax in Pasadena is based on gross receipts from the sale of cannabis or cannabis products. Pasadena cannabis tax rate varies depending on the type of business, with different rates for cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and retail sales per Pasadena Municipal Code Section 5.28.060:
- Pasadena Cultivators: $1-$7 per square foot of canopy space. Manufacturers in Pasadena: 2.5% of gross receipts.
- Distributors: Not to exceed 3% of gross receipts
- Pasadena Retailers: Not to exceed 6% of gross receipts for medical sales
Our office is located at 225 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA, near Colorado Blvd. Pasadena Tax Attorneys are also available via zoom or telephone if you wish to have a remote conversation about your tax case. Telephone: (626)797-2880.
To learn more about your rights and strategies as a taxpayer, please visit our practice page. Tax Lawyers Group APC represents individual and small business owners near Pasadena, San Marino, Alhambra, Glendale and other taxpayers near the San Gabriel Valley. You can also search: Tax Lawyers Group APC or a tax attorney near me for one of our offices near you..