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Los Angeles Business Attorneys Manage Your Tax Issues

Reliable tax advice and representation for individuals and businesses

California has one of the harshest tax climates in the country for business, and its state income tax surcharge is especially punitive for high earners. Managing these issues requires specific knowledge and experience. At Barton, Klugman & Oetting LLP, our attorneys help you remedy your tax exposure through prudent individual and business planning. We also provide strong representation in all tax disputes on the state and federal level. When you retain our services for your tax issues, we pursue proven strategies that deliver cost-effective results.

Experienced counsel for a wide range of state and federal tax issues

Our tax practice covers all aspects of federal and state taxation, such as corporate, individual, real estate, partnership, international, estate and gift taxation. Specific tax related services include:

  • Estate tax audits — California no longer has an estate tax, and the federal threshold has been raised so it impacts fewer estates. However, since the IRS has fewer estate filings to process, the Service has increased the number of estates it audits. We provide counsel during audits to protect the rights of the estate and its beneficiaries.
  • Individual and business tax planning — This service includes structuring assets, business organizations and commercial transactions to minimize adverse tax exposure.
  • IRS-related issues — We provide counsel during audits, represent clients during appeals, work out Offers in Compromise, represent employers facing the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP), facilitate settlements under the IRS’ Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), and try cases in all tax forums.

When you retain our services, you get a dedicated legal team working closely with you to alleviate the anxiety of the process and deliver the most favorable results possible.

Tax law knowledge you can trust

Many of our attorneys are recognized as authorities on taxation. David Cartano, a partner in the firm, has published four books on federal taxation and is a co-author of three other books on taxation. Members of the firm have had articles published in this area in Trust and Estates Magazine, Journal of Taxation, Proceedings of New York University Law School Tax Institute and The Tax Institute of the University of Southern California.

Contact our Los Angeles law firm for tax planning and representation


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