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Sales and Use Tax Representation

The State sales and use taxing authority systems and audit programs are very complex and you should consider seeking an experienced tax professional for help in resolving sales tax and use tax problems. State sales and use tax audit cases are very serious and should be addressed immediately and without any procrastination. Ignoring the sales and use tax notices can result in the assessment of large state sales and use tax amount of money, excessive penalties, and accumulated interest. In most states, a sales and use tax liability is legally as serious as employment and payroll tax liabilities.

This means, that the State tax laws consider you, the responsible person, has “stolen” the sales and use tax-collected money, by your failure to render and pay such sales and use taxes to the appropriate taxing authority agency. Therefore, state taxing authority agencies have extensive powers to recover the sales and use tax-collected money from your business or corporation, with the seizure of assets, and/or liquidation of your business. In California, the State Board of Equalization, BOE, or, SBE, has the power to recover a business’ unpaid sales taxes personally and directly from the owners, officers, shareholders and even the company employees, when certain requirements are met.

If you or your business had received a sales tax or a use tax audit letter or, if your business was incorrectly assessed sales and use taxes, you should immediately contact an experienced tax professional. I am an experienced and licensed tax professional and can represent clients facing sales and use tax audits throughout California and all 50 states. Our services include simple audit consultations before and during an sales tax audit, to actual sales tax field audit work, and to negotiating sales tax debt settlements of the outstanding sales and use tax owed through several available options designed to meet your business’s financial and economic needs, not those of the state taxing auditor!

Here is how we can be of valuable help, we will help you prepare for an impending sales tax or use tax audit and develop an audit strategy to fit your business operations. We’ll work closely with the state sales tax auditor on your behalf and handle all correspondences from the state’s sales and use tax agency, allowing your business to operate without interruption. If it’s feasible and will benefit your sales and use tax case, we’ll even have the audit transferred to our office.

As the sales and use tax audit proceeds, we will monitor the sales tax auditor’s work papers, present our rebuttals, and propose adjustments. We will search for refund and credit opportunities overlooked by most state sales tax auditors. If we’re not satisfied with the sales tax auditor’s results, we’ll call in the state’s sales tax audit manager to resolve the issue. If the manager doesn’t offer a satisfactory resolution, we’ll appeal your case to the next level until we reach a satisfactory final resolution.


Client Reviews
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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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