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How a Tax Attorney Can Help with Your Tax Lien

Our last few posts have been about how the various California state tax agencies handle tax liens. A brief review: The Board of Equalization (BOE) administers the sales and use tax. The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) administers and enforces the individual and corporate state income tax laws and property taxes. The Employee Development Department (EDD) administers payroll tax and unemployment and...
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How Does the Employee Development Board Handle Tax Liens?

We have talked about how tax liens are handled by the Franchise Tax Board and the Board of Equalization in past blog posts. Now we would like to take up the final taxing authority you deal with as a business owner in the state of California: the Employment Development Department, or EDD. First, here is a definition of what this agency is responsible for.
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How the Franchise Tax Board Uses Tax Liens

We previously discussed how the Board of Equalization handles tax liens. For this post in our series, we would like to talk about how the California Franchise Tax Board addresses the use of liens. There are differences between the way the various California tax agencies and the IRS use tax liens about which you need to take note to stay out of hot water.
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How the Board of Equalization Handles Tax Liens

In our continuing series about tax liens, we would like to talk about how the California Board of Equalization handles them. While there are similarities between how the IRS and the various California tax agencies pursue, impose, and release tax liens, there are some important differences that every tax payer should be aware of.
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Everything You Need to Know About Tax Liens, Pt. 2

In Part 1, you learned what a lien is, how taxpayers are notified of a lien, and what elements are required for a valid lien. In Part 2, you will read how a lien can impact your credit report, who has access to a list of those with liens, and what happens during bankruptcy and other financial events if a lien is involved.
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Everything You Need to Know About Tax Liens, Pt. 1

The tax community is a house somewhat divided over the effectiveness of liens. On the one hand, the government needs to protect their interests in regards to taxes owed them. On the other hand, tax liens are filed against taxpayers with few or no assets to file a lien against.
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What's the Difference Between a Tax Lien and a Tax Levy?

Taxpayers often confuse the terms tax lien and tax levy and do not understand the difference in actions represented by these concepts. While liens and levies can both be filed by the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and there are many similarities to when they are issued and how they can be removed, liens and levies are terms for very different actions.
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How FTB Tax Liens Affect Your Credit Report

As if taxes were not complicated and frightening enough, the federal and state taxing authorities have a variety of devices in their arsenal to compel payment and stave off penalties. Tax liens, one of the most common of those devices, can cause trouble not just with your property and bank accounts, but with your credit score and ability to obtain lines of credit.
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