If you’re a California resident or taxpayer, you’ve likely owed money to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) at some point in your life. The job of the FTB is to administer the California Revenue and Taxation Code. Essentially, the FTB collects the tax money you owe to the state of California. Other than collecting taxes,…
If you’re a business in California, be prepared to comply with state payroll and tax requirements. Businesses with one or more employees need to follow specific guidelines set forth by the Employment Development Department (EDD) to assure they’re complying with requirements such as paid sick leave and taxes. Here’s a look at a few other…
There are not many things more satisfying than filing your tax return and finding out you are getting a refund. Everyone is thrilled when they learn the IRS owes them money. But just because the federal government owes you money, will you actually receive it? Many people ask if the IRS can keep their refund….
If you’re a business owner in the state of California, there are several taxes and regulations that need your attention. It’s critical that you pay attention to the rules and comply with the taxing agencies, or you may end up owing the state money down the road. As a tax attorney that works with California…
If you’re a business owner in California and you’re not familiar with the EDD audit, you need to familiarize yourself with the concept. An EDD audit occurs when the California Employment Development Department (EDD) launches an investigation into a business’ California state payroll tax records to determine if the business has classified a worker as…
When it comes to California and taxes, there’s generally a form for every withholding and business transaction. This is especially true for California businesses and employers. I’m often asked which tax forms need to be completed and which ones are required. Here’s a look at three of the most common California tax forms and whether…
A common question people have about taxes is whether prize money is considered taxable income. And further, whether athletes pay tax on prize money. Here’s a look at how the IRS and the state of California classify prize money when it comes to taxes. Prize money is considered any money received from awards, raffles, lottery…
If you’re a California business owner and taxpayer, and if you’ve ever hired an independent contractor, then you should be familiar with an EDD audit. These California Employment Development Department (EDD) state payroll audits occur when a business has classified a worker as an independent contractor instead of an employee. This means the business owner…
California, with its near-perfect weather and proximity to the Pacific Ocean, is one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. But with the promises of California gold also brings an expensive cost of living and high income tax. The Golden State’s highest individual income tax rate of 9.3%. While California is…
You’ve gone through the process of an EDD audit and now you owe the state of California money. Like many business owners and taxpayers, you may be wondering how to pay those penalties. The EDD works through the Central Collections Division to notify you as to how much you owe and when it’s due. Generally,…
Allison has expert knowledge of the tax code that allows her to counsel clients regarding various taxation issues including tax liability and IRS representation. She possesses excellent communication skills that allow her to convey the complexities of the tax code in a manner that can be easily understood by the client. She also is an unrelenting worker and diligently represents her clients to the highest level. Additionally, she is a fantastic mentor who shows a genuine interest in assisting and teaching those under her supervision. Allison is a terrific client advocate and a knowledgeable attorney-at-law. - Doug Wood
I had the privilege of working alongside Allison when we were accountants at Physician Management Group. She was always eager to learn, willing to try and dedicated to her job. To this day she has one of the most positive and energetic associates I have worked with.
- Nikki Edomston
Allison is great and a fun person to be with. She does great work and always gets the job done.
- Richard Barron
Allison is a terrific attorney with a background in finance and accounting. Great combination. She is also terrific to work with.
- Thomas Holmquist
I worked with Allison in several cases and I can attest she is a great attorney. She is not only very knowledgeable about tax and business law, but also very passionate. Allison loves what she does and she goes above and beyond to protect the interests of her clients. - Paula Brunoro
Allison is an incredibly talented attorney with an unparalleled work ethic. She is responsive, knowledgeable, and a staunch advocate on behalf of her clients. Not only is she a rockstar attorney, but she's also a wonderful person. I highly recommend her services.
- Samantha Prince
During the times that we met with Allison, one thing always stood out for us and that was the respect and care that Allison always demonstrated while working on our case. Allison went beyond any expectations that we might have had. Even though it was a difficult process, Allison and her colleagues were extremely professional, responsible and knowledgeable in every aspect. A sincere thank you and wishes for a long successful career helping others.
- Rebecca D
Allison was a pleasure to work with. Smart, professional and responsive to my calls and concerns, and often took extra time to educate me about my situation and options. Most importantly though, I was happy with the results and Allison was able to get me an arrangement that I found both fair and affordable.
- Jeffrey S
Hands down the best Attorney experience I've ever had. When I received an audit letter from the IRS, I knew I wanted the best to represent me. Allison Soares handled my case and was extremely responsive every step of the way. With her guidance, I was made to feel very comfortable with the entire process. I could not be happier with the results of the Audit.
- Tim P
Allison Soares is amazing. Outstanding customer service. Always available to answer questions or concerns. She really cares and works hard to make sure her clients are satisfied. Because of Allison, our previous tax issue is manageable with an affordable payment plan. We highly recommend her legal service and advice.
Allison worked with me on many complex individual and corporate tax returns, and she was just fantastic in her handling of complicated issues with the returns. She worked closely with the IRS on tax questions and disputes, and to put it simply... I could not have completed many returns without her help. She is also very experienced with international tax returns, and she is very helpful and great to work with, a real asset to anyone she works with!!
- Tom Dalstrom