Rockville, MD Tax Lawyers Defending Business Clients Facing Sales Tax Problems
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As the marketplace becomes increasingly complex and independent of geographical boundaries, businesses that are required to collect and remit sales tax to local taxing authorities (such as the Maryland SDAT, the DC Office of Tax and Revenue, and the Virginia Department of Taxation) are facing additional challenges.
If your business has encountered a tax problem pertaining to a sales tax or a sales and use tax liability, the tax lawyers at Kundra & Associates in Rockville, Maryland, can provide the legal guidance you need. With years of experience in business tax law representing businesses of all sizes, we understand the tax laws and legal remedies that affect your business. We provide prompt and aggressive defense for business clients facing investigation by local tax authorities regarding sales tax problems and businesses with suggested assessements and potential liens and levies for unpaid taxes.
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Common Problems Companies Encounter with Sales Tax
State tax authorities are particularly vigilant in investigating sales tax violations for service providers such as cleaning companies, government contractors providing personal property to federal and state/local agencies and other tax-exempt entities, software and maintenance relationships as well as retail establishments and after-market. The most common problem our clients face are allegations of improperly reporting sales tax, improperly withholding sales tax, or failing to remit sales and use taxes. The latter is especially problematic for businesses that operate in multiple states/jurisdictions.
Under-reporting can be the result of failing to timely and/or properly withhold or remit payments. It can also be because one was either unable or did not understand the relevant laws for the states in which you do business, as each state has its own specific regulations about which products and services are taxable. Under-reporting or falsely reporting sales taxes owed can also be the result of poor record keeping. If you are starting a business or expanding your business into new products or geographic areas, it’s wise to talk with a tax attorney at Kundra & Associates to ensure you understand the legal requirements of sales and use tax collection and payment.
Do Not Take the Government’s Word for It
When the taxing authority proposes to impose a tax liability in a sales and use tax dispute, the government often assesses a higher amount than is actually owed by the company. This is because they work with ratios to extrapolate liabilities. Therefore, it is important that you are paying attention to what is being asked and why. Further, states are increasingly experiencing deficits and they want you to pay and pay quickly. Work with a lawyer to protect your business from excessive taxation and unreasonable charges. The tax lawyers at Kundra & Associates will negotiate with the relevant taxing authority to arrive at the correct amount of sales tax owed, if any.
Regardless of how your sales tax problem developed, our tax attorneys are aggressive advocates protecting your company from over-reaching assessments, penalties and fines while working to help your company regain compliance with state sales use and tax laws.
Contact an Experienced Sales Tax Lawyer
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