Corporate Tax Attorney

Comprehensive Tax Planning for SMB in Orange County, CA and Beyond

Navigating the complex world of corporate tax law can be a daunting task for any business owner. At Evolution Tax & Legal, our tax professionals specialize in providing strategic business tax planning tailored to the unique needs of small and medium-sized businesses.

We offer comprehensive advice on various tax matters, ensuring our clients receive up-to-date and thorough guidance. Our services include strategic tax planning, tax preparation and filing, tax compliance and representation, and other specialized tax services for corporations. Our goal is to help your business minimize tax liabilities, ensure compliance, and protect your business’s financial health.

Our Corporate Tax Law Services

Tax Planning and Strategy

  • Customized Tax Strategies: Tailored tax plans designed to minimize tax liabilities and maximize savings based on your business’s unique financial situation.
  • Year-Round Tax Planning: Continuous monitoring and adjustment of your tax strategy to respond to changes in tax laws and business circumstances.
  • Business Structure Optimization: Advising on the most tax-efficient structure for your business, whether it’s a C corporation, S corporation, limited liability companies (LLC), or partnership.
  • Succession and Exit Planning: Strategies to minimize tax impact during business transitions, such as selling or passing the business to the next generation.

Tax Preparation and Filing

  • Accurate Tax Return Preparation: Thorough preparation of all federal, state, and local tax returns to ensure accuracy and compliance.
  • Detailed Documentation: Comprehensive organization and documentation of all tax-related materials to support your filings and safeguard against audits.
  • Multi-State Filings: Expertise in managing tax obligations across multiple states, ensuring compliance and minimizing the risk of penalties.
  • Annual and Quarterly Filings: Preparation and filing of all required tax documents, including annual returns and quarterly estimated tax payments.

Tax Compliance and Representation

  • IRS and State Tax Authority Representation: Professional representation by California licensed tax attorneys in all dealings with the IRS and state tax authorities, including audits and disputes.
  • Audit Support and Defense: Expert guidance and representation in case of tax audits, including preparation of responses and negotiation with tax authorities.
  • Tax Dispute Resolution: Effective resolution of tax disputes, including penalty abatement, payment plans, offers in compromise, and defending clients in tax litigation.
  • Regulatory Compliance Checks: Regular reviews to ensure your business is in full compliance with all relevant tax laws and regulations.

Specialized Tax Services

  • International Tax Compliance: Assistance with international tax obligations, including foreign income reporting, transfer pricing, cross-border transactions, and compliance with FATCA and FBAR.
  • Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits: Identifying and claiming R&D tax credits to reduce taxable income and support innovation.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Tax planning and due diligence for mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions to optimize tax outcomes.
  • Tax Deferral and Tax Exempt Vehicles: Advise clients on the use of tax-deferred vehicles for business transactions including charitable remainder trusts, deferred sales trusts (DSTs), and Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) Exemption to lower their tax burden.
  • Employee Benefits and Payroll Taxes: Guidance on managing payroll taxes, employee benefits, and retirement plans to ensure compliance and tax efficiency.
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs): Legal counsel and representation for executive compensation including advice on profit-sharing plans, defined benefit pension plans, and employee stock ownership plans.

At Evolution Tax & Legal, we believe in empowering our clients through ongoing support and education. We keep you informed of the latest changes in tax laws and regulations that could impact your business, ensuring you are always up-to-date and prepared. Additionally, our tax lawyers offer educational workshops and seminars tailored to your needs, helping you and your team stay informed about critical tax issues and strategies.

Our personalized check-ins provide regular opportunities to discuss your business’s tax situation, address concerns, and adjust strategies as needed. This commitment to continuous education and support ensures that you have the knowledge and confidence to navigate the complexities of corporate tax management effectively.

Why Choose Evolution Tax & Legal?

At Evolution Tax & Legal, we understand the pressures business owners face. Founded by a dually licensed CPA and tax attorney, our approach is client-focused, emphasizing clear communication, strategic planning, and personalized service. We pride ourselves on building long-lasting relationships with our clients, offering peace of mind and expert guidance through every tax season.

Contact our Business Tax Attorneys Today

Ready to optimize your corporate tax strategy and protect your business’s financial health? Contact Evolution Tax & Legal, your California tax law practice, today to schedule a complimentary phone consultation and learn how our expert tax lawyers can be an instrumental addition to your team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose a Tax Attorney Over a CPA?

While CPAs are skilled in accounting and tax preparation, tax attorneys offer additional layers of expertise and legal insight that can significantly benefit your business. As both a tax attorney and CPA, our founding attorney, Alton Moore, brings a comprehensive understanding of the internal revenue code, legal strategies, and financial planning to the table. This dual expertise means we can offer more than just tax preparation; we provide comprehensive legal services and protection to optimize your company’s tax outcomes.

What is a tax structure and why is it important for my business?

Tax structure refers to the way a business is organized for tax purposes. It determines how the business’s income is taxed, which tax forms need to be filed, and what deductions and credits may be available. Common tax structures include sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), S corporations, and C corporations. Choosing the right tax efficient structures for your businesses is crucial as it affects your tax liabilities, personal liability, and compliance obligations. At Evolution Tax & Legal, we help you select and maintain the optimal tax structure to align with your financial goals, maximize tax benefits, and ensure compliance with tax regulations.

What are the Various Tax Aspects Growing Businesses Need to Consider?

As your business grows, the tax aspects you need to consider become more complex and critical to your continued success. Key considerations include reassessing your business structure to ensure it remains tax-efficient, managing multi-state tax obligations as your business expands geographically, and keeping up with ever-changing changing tax law and regulations. Growing businesses also need to focus on maximizing available deductions and credits, managing payroll taxes for an increasing workforce, and staying compliant with sales tax requirements. Additionally, it’s important to plan for potential mergers, acquisitions, or other significant transactions that can have substantial tax implications. At Evolution Tax & Legal, we provide comprehensive tax planning and strategy services to help growing businesses navigate these complexities, optimize their tax positions, and achieve sustainable growth.

How Can a Tax Attorney Help My Business Save Money?

A tax attorney can help your business save money by developing strategic tax plans that minimize liabilities and maximize deductions. They can identify tax-saving opportunities that may not be immediately apparent and ensure compliance with all tax regulations to avoid costly penalties. Additionally, a tax lawyer can represent your business in disputes with the IRS or state tax authorities, potentially reducing the amount you owe.

I’ve been going to Alton Moore Esq./CPA at Evolution Tax & Legal for my taxes for a couple years now and as a small business owner, I would highly recommend him. He and his team are knowledgeable, professional, and the best tax specialists in California. I cannot thank him enough for all his help and tax expertise

Christopher Nichols

Alton and his team at Evolution Tax and Legal are the best! They make it so easy to upload all the forms and it's hands off until it's ready to be reviewed. Alton is so friendly and easy to work with, truly the best tax attorney in southern California! 

Lauren Nichols

Top Notch service. Alton has done multiple things for me from yearly taxes, living trust, and financial planning. He is quick to respond with emails, making time for phone calls and meetings. He also has many resources and references to recommend and will make time to chat with others that may be involved with my financial plans. I highly recommend his service and the team he has built over the past 5yrs.

Monica Lodwig

I just want to thank Evolution for their great, professional, and courteous service with in-depth knowledge. They did a phenomenal job with my taxes!"

Ronald Smith

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