Torrance Tax Attorneys
The Torrance tax attorneys at Tax Lawyers Group APC practice tax appeals, tax audits and tax court cases for all individual and business owners in the city of Torrance and surrounding communities including Carson, Redondo Beach, San Pedro and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Also known as " halfway to everywhere,” Torrance is one of the largest cities within Los Angeles County and hosts many international corporations Including American Honda Motor Corp.
Torrance also has one of the largest concentrations of the Japanese speaking population as well as Korean Americans. Many Japanese speaking business taxpayers and Korean speaking business owners provide a wealth of diverse businesses and other cultural offerings in the city of Torrance. Due to the high percentage of small business owners in the Torrance area, many small business tax owners in the city have been audited by the Internal Revenue Service or for sales tax by CDTFA. Our Torrance tax attorneys at Tax Lawyers Group APC provide education and practical tax solutions to our clients which are imperative to protect the hard-working taxpayers and business owners from intrusive government tax investigations.
Attorneys at 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 and interviewed by NBC News.Common Tax Problems in Torrance
There are a variety of taxes including sales tax, payroll tax, income tax, and corporate tax which can be assessed against taxpayers in Torrance. The tax attorneys at Tax Lawyers Group APC have a deep and broad understanding of the tax issues to protect their clients. For example, the most common type of tax problems that we see in the city of Torrance relates to sales tax audits against small business owners. If the small business owner is not informed about the risks associated with dealing with CDTFA they may not realize how intrusive and damaging it could be to be examined by this tax agency. Other times, a small business owner in Torrance will realize that their sales tax has been unfairly assessed purely based on government estimates and inaccurate assumptions about the daily sales of the business.
Our tax attorneys have handled many sales tax audits and IRS tax cases for the taxpayers in the city of Torrance. Our Torrance attorneys also have a lot of experience handling tax collection matters, tax appeals and tax refund cases.Torrance Tax Attorney Resources
Below are useful links and tax resources unique to individual and small business taxpayers in the city of Torrance.
- Torrance Sales Tax: Torrance imposes a sales tax of 10%, which includes a .5% Torrance sales tax in addition to the 6% California state sales tax and a 3.5% Los Angeles County and district sales tax. This tax applies to most retail sales of goods within the city limits.
- Transient Occupancy Tax: In addition to the sales tax, Torrance also imposes a transient occupancy tax (TOT) on hotel and motel room rentals within the city limits.
- Internal Revenue Service: The Taxpayer Bill of Rights is a document that outlines the 10 fundamental rights taxpayers have when dealing with the IRS.
- Franchise Tax Board: The Taxpayer Advocate Services (TAS) is a free service offered by the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) to assist Torrance taxpayers who are experiencing tax problems.
It's important to note that cannabis remains illegal under federal law. Businesses operating in the cannabis industry in Torrance are deemed to be illegal. Per Section 413.1.020 of the Torrance Municipal Code, medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivations, delivery and manufacturing may not operate in the City of Torrance. Torrance does not issue a permit, license, or entitlement for any business involved in cannabis or marijuana within the city limits. Torrance tax attorney should be consulted regarding any cannabis tax audit concerns.Contact Torrance Tax Attorney
Our office is located at 3424 Carson Street, Suite 350, Torrance, CA 90503, near the Del Amo Mall. Our Torrance tax attorneys are also available via zoom or telephone if you prefer a remote conference about your tax case.
To learn more about other tax topics and strategies to defend your business from IRS, CDTFA, FTB or other taxing agencies, please visit our practice page. Tax Lawyers Group APC represents taxpayers in every part of the city of Torrance. Consultation with our tax lawyers will help you better understand your rights and responsibilities when defending your tax case against IRS and other state tax agencies.