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Do You Need Help Resolving Complex Employment And Business Tax Issues?

As a business owner and employer, there are a wide range of tax issues that can impact your bottom line. You may need to consider the tax implications when forming your business. You may also need to understand tax issues as they apply to a business tax audit. Finally, there may be tax implications due to the way that you classify your employees.

Failing to consider the tax issues you face and failure to comply with applicable tax laws can result in severe consequences for your business. In some cases, it could even result in criminal investigation and prosecution of your officers. If your business is under examination by the IRS or another tax authority, or if you need advice to ensure you are in compliance with the law, seek an experienced tax lawyer with a proven record of success.

Professional And Efficient Legal Assistance For Employment And Business Tax Issues

At Bucci Law Offices, located in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, we counsel business owners regarding all business and employment tax issues. We handle cases in the U.S. and worldwide.  For more than 18 years, we have focused on providing effective legal guidance to foreign and domestic companies, helping to protect them from complex tax controversies and liabilities.

Business Formation And Entity Classification

Whether you are starting your business or forming a new business entity, it is vital that you consider the tax implications of your decisions. Different entities can limit your civil liability, but they can also impact your taxes.

We can help you understand the risks and opportunities available for each type of entity. We are well-versed in the tax issues present in all types of U.S. business entities, including:

We also assist clients with international entity formation and classification.

Are You Subject To A Business Tax Audit?

In addition to the issues that can arise as a result of your choice in business entity, there are also many reasons a business may come under examination by the IRS. Common triggers for a business audit include:

  • International transactions
  • Questionable worker classifications or reclassifying workers
  • Deductions for certain expenses and losses
  • Ownership of mixed-use properties
  • Maintaining two sets of books

Business tax audits are often much more complex than individual tax audits. Our law firm will provide you with not only the legal knowledge, but also the financial background and business acumen needed to help you address complex taxation issues.

Our founding attorney Christin M. Bucci is a certified public accountant (CPA) and holds master's degrees in tax law and in international and comparative law. Her legal, financial and business knowledge makes her an excellent adviser for any issues your business faces regarding tax audits, employment tax issues and payroll taxes.

Employee Classification Issues

The manner in which workers are classified — as employees or independent contractors (1099 or W-9) — has a substantial impact on a business's tax obligations. Misclassification of employees as contractors can result in large tax debts consisting of tax deficiencies, interest and civil penalties.

The IRS's current employee classification test examines a number of factors. A few of the key factors include:

  • The amount of control an employer exercises over the worker
  • The financial aspects of the relationship, including whether the worker is paid hourly, on a salary or on a per project basis
  • The nature of the relationship such as whether there are any contracts between the worker and employer, whether the employer provides all of the tools necessary to complete the work and whether the employer offers any benefits

We can help you understand the factors as they apply to your case. We are knowledgeable and experienced in employee classification issues as they apply to employers.

Let Bucci Law Offices Help

At Bucci Law Offices, we advise clients on entity formation, business audits and employee classification. We can also act as your advocate during investigations by the IRS. For immediate professional assistance with your business or employment tax issues, Contact Bucci Law Offices, or call 305-340-2275 in Miami, 954-900-9107 in Fort Lauderdale, or toll free at 800-743-4263. We handle cases worldwide. Call us today to schedule a consultation.