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6 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN STATE AND FEDERAL CRIMINAL TAX CASES

As an accountant preparing and filing income, sales tax, payroll tax returns its important to know about State criminal tax procedures so that you can better protect and serve your clients.

Lately, I’ve been representing State Criminal tax cases for income, sales, workers compensation  and payroll tax fraud. Even though the cases involved unreported sales or cash payroll tax issues, California State procedures and law are very different than criminal Federal income tax cases. This article will cover the major differences between State and Federal criminal tax cases in California.

STARTING YOUR TAX PRACTICE

In 1990, I was just like you, thinking about opening a business of my own. I was 30 and ready to open my office. I started with a tiny office that I shared with another attorney. I had a desk, chair, computer, phone, bank account, and a file cabinet; that was all. I was missing the most important thing, and that was a client. I didn't have one.

As an entrepreneur, you have to wear many hats. I had to be a marketer, technician, HR executive, accountant, recruiter, manager, and supplies procurement specialist. At the Internal Revenue Service, they taught me the technician and accounting parts of my profession, and I had to develop skills in all of the other areas of my practice as time went on. 

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