Holtz, Slavett, & Drabkin Tax Services

Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin provides all aspects of tax controversy representation before the Internal Revenue Service, California Franchise Tax Board, Statement Board of Equalization, Employment Development Department, County Tax Assessor’s Office and other state and local taxing authorities including collection defense, criminal tax defense, adminstrative appeals, tax litigation, audit representation, and other tax procedural matters.

Sales Tax Defense

California imposes sales tax on gross receipts from retail sales and requires the retailers to collect and pay over this tax to the State Board of Equalization.  The Board of Equalization is also responsible for conducting sales tax audits and collecting unpaid sales and use taxes.  Our tax attorneys have significant experience representing taxpayers before the State Board of Equalization with respect to sales tax audit and sales tax collection matters.  We can help you to reconstruct and analyze your sales records and to argue your case to the Board of Equalization auditors.  We also can assist you in resolving an outstanding tax liability. If your sales tax audit cannot be resolved with the Board of Equalization’s auditor, it is important to engage a tax professional in a timely manner.  Once the State Board of Equalization issue a Notice of Determination, the taxpayer has 30 days to protest this determination. Our tax attorneys can assist you in filing a petition on your behalf and in litigating the case before the 5-member Board of Equalization.  If you have a sales tax problem, give us a call – our experienced tax attorneys can represent you from the start to the end of the sales tax controversy.

Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC
Former IRS Tax Attorneys
(310) 550-6200
315 S. Beverly Drive
Suite 515
Beverly Hills, CA 90212