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blockchain transactions, Bitcoin, Bitcoin and taxation, digital currency, San Jose cryptocurrency tax attorneyBitcoin, a digital currency, has gained popularity and utility in the last few years. Released in 2009, Bitcoin has been lauded as a superior currency accepted throughout the world and able to be transferred more efficiently than traditional denominations.

Bitcoin and other digital currencies like Ethereum are based on a technology called the blockchain. The blockchain is a digital ledger that keeps track of economic transactions. The blockchain has recorded every Bitcoin transaction that has ever occurred, for example.

The blockchain is considered incorruptible because it is publicly available and not stored in a central location. Instead, copies of the ledger are constantly being updated and reconciled on millions of computers across the world. Without this technology, cryptocurrencies would not maintain their integrity.


San Jose property tax attorney, California property tax, property taxes and liens, back property taxes, public auctionIf you do not pay your property taxes on your home, you risk having your home sold at a tax sale. However, this consequence does not happen immediately, and the government must take multiple steps in order for your home to be sold.

There are a number of actions you can take if you have fallen behind on your property taxes, including speaking with a knowledgeable California property tax attorney.

The most important factor to keep in mind is that your home cannot be sold within five years of the delinquency. You have five years to pay the back amount or enter into a payment plan.


San Jose crowdsourcing tax attorney, crowdfunding revenues, taxable income,  tax obligations, crowdfunding campaignsRaising money through crowdfunding has become more popular in recent years and its popularity shows no signs of slowing. Kickstarter and Go Fund Me are two popular platforms used to crowdfund.

At its inception, crowdfunding was mostly used by artists like musicians and filmmakers to support projects that were unlikely to be profitable. However, crowdfunding has been used increasingly as an alternative to venture capital fundraising. With people finding new uses for crowdfunding, new questions arise about whether such money is taxable.

Types of Crowdfunding


San Jose business tax attorney, wrapping up a California business, final tax return, tax return filing laws, Franchise Tax BoardWhen a business wraps up due to closure, merger, sale, or reorganization, California requires that certain measures be taken to alert the state that the business is no longer operating in the state.

These steps, as simple as they may be, can be overlooked. In fact, many business owners have faced serious repercussions by not following them. Failure to take these steps can result in future tax liability, including penalties and interest.

Step 1: Inform the Franchise Tax Board of the Entity’s Final Tax Year


San Jose tax audit attorney, tax audits“You are being audited” are words no person or business wants to hear. Tax audits induce stress and tax professionals are usually needed. Often, taxpayers are concerned that they will discover a large tax obligation or that an audit will take up valuable time.

One of the most important steps you can take in the instance of being audited is to have all supporting documentation on hand. This requires keeping documents for the recommended period of time as well as having an organizational system for these records.

How Long Should I Keep Records?

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