Sales and Use Tax Audits
3 easy steps to sales and use tax audit relief
- Schedule a free, confidential consultation with our sales tax audit attorneys
- Develop a custom plan for your unique situation
- We negotiate with tax authorities on your behalf and, in most cases, eliminate your contact with the examiner
Do I really need to hire an audit attorney?
Many of our clients worry that hiring an attorney to defend their sales tax audit will make them look guilty, but in fact, it’s crucial to secure your audit defense as soon as possible—even if you’ve done nothing wrong.
For one thing, states’ sales tax laws are complex, and you may have made a mistake without realizing it. Our attorneys are well versed in this field, having helped countless ecommerce businesses understand their sales tax obligations. We know exactly which red flags to look for and how to defend you.
Don’t forget that the state taxing authorities want to collect as much revenue as possible. You need a strong negotiator on your side to fight for your rights and secure a fair result. We’ve helped businesses of all sizes negotiate lower tax bills and penalties. If needed, we’re also licensed in US Tax Court, meaning that we can appeal your audit to the highest levels.
Don’t wait to get help with your sales tax audit. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.
Experienced sales tax audit attorneys
The moment you receive notice of a sales and use tax audit, call the audit defense team at Gordon Law Group for a free consultation.
With our extensive business and sales tax audit experience, we can quickly pinpoint any errors in your tax returns (in some cases, before the tax authority finds them), advise you on the best path, and negotiate on your behalf to minimize tax bills and penalties.
Since 2013, we’ve helped our clients:
- Rebuild their story from incomplete or incorrect books
- Keep auditors away from their place of business by conducting the audit in our office
- Remove interest and penalties from certain audit periods
- Stop collection activity within 24 hours
- Reach settlements for less than the tax due
We provide clear, effective guidance to end the stress and get you safely to the other side. Give us a call today to schedule your confidential consultation!
Make the audit process run smoothly
Not only will we fight for your best results in a sales and use tax audit, but we’ll also make the entire process as seamless and stress-free as possible.
If you decide to undergo an audit alone, you’ll probably experience a lot of back-and-forth with the examiner. They’ll typically ask for all sorts of records, including general ledgers, sales tax returns, income tax returns, expense reports, fixed asset reports—the list goes on and on. We can determine what the auditor is really looking for, making the process faster and much more efficient.
Plus, most examiners prefer to conduct the audit in your place of business, but we conduct audits in our office to ensure minimal disruption to your day-to-day work. In most cases, we can completely eliminate your contact with the audit examiner.
Invest in a sales tax review
A mistake with your sales and use taxes could mean a large financial, or even legal, hit to your business. We advise any business owner with ties to multiple states to invest in a sales tax review before they’re audited.
If you sell products on Amazon, Shopify, or other ecommerce platforms, you may need to collect and/or pay sales and use taxes to multiple states. But the patchwork of state and federal laws that cover ecommerce taxes are both complex and constantly evolving.
Some states require you to collect and remit sales tax if you meet a certain sales volume there, while others will require this if you have a physical presence (such as an FBA warehouse) in the state. Some products are taxed at different rates and others are exempt from sales tax altogether.
If trying to wrap your head around these rules is giving you a headache, you’re not alone! We’ve helped many ecommerce sellers determine their sales and use tax obligations. Our experienced attorneys will handle the tax considerations so you can focus on the things you care about.
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