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San Jose Small-Business Tax Lawyer

An Experienced Tax Law Attorney to Help your Small Business Succeed

If you own a small business in the Bay Area, you have a highly experienced and proven San Jose small-business tax lawyer on your side. John D. Teter has decades of experience with the most complex tax law issues and, better yet, has a history of helping his clients avoid such complex tax issues. Call 408-866-1810 for answers to your tax law questions and practical legal advice that may help your small business avoid tax challenges at the state and federal level before they arise. 

Business owners naturally focus on the practical challenges of business operations and making their enterprises profitable. They generally pay little attention to tax issues until it is time to file their tax returns. As a result, they can make costly mistakes that can lead to trouble with the IRS and the California Employment Development Department (EDD), State Board of Equalization and Franchise Tax Board.

San Jose Small-Business Tax Lawyer John D. Teter provides a comprehensive range of advice and services designed to help small-business owners comply with the tax codes and avoid problems that may lead to an audit or tax lien. With more than 30 years' experience in business taxation issues, San Jose Small-Business Tax Lawyer John D. Teter has the knowledge to help his clients avoid tax mistakes and the costs that may result from noncompliance with the tax codes.

Contact our firm for more information and a consultation about your tax situation.

Tax Pitfalls Facing the Small-Business Owner

San Jose Small-Business Tax Lawyer John D. Teter can help you avoid common tax pitfalls. These include:

  • Misclassification of employees — The independent contractor who works for you may actually be a full-time employee in the eyes of the IRS and California Employment Development Department, making you liable for withholding taxes and significant penalties. You could even become the target of a wage and hour lawsuit. John D. Teter can advise you regarding all employment tax issues.
  • Choosing the wrong business entity — If you form a corporation, you may be treated as an employee of that corporation and any benefit you receive from the corporation may be treated as salary. This may leave a significant liability for unpaid payroll tax, penalties and interest. John D. Teter can advise you in business formation matters, helping you make the right decisions.
  • Timing tax transactions — How you recognize sales revenue and expenses can have a significant effect on your tax liabilities and net profitability. John D. Teter can advise you directly or work with your accountant so you can take full advantage of deductions and other provisions while complying with tax codes.
  • Tax audits — If you are the target of a tax audit, we can represent you in all dealings with any of the "four horsemen": the IRS, California BOE, EDD or FTB.

These are just a few of the many tax issues that can make a business owner's life difficult. John D. Teter Law Offices can provide you with comprehensive advice and services designed to help you comply with the tax codes and enhance your profitability.

Contact a San Jose Small-Business Tax Lawyer

For a consultation about a business tax matter with a San Jose small-business tax lawyer, contact our firm as soon as possible.

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