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Helping Companies Resolve Complex Employment And Business Tax Issues

Every business owner and employer faces a wide range of tax issues that can impact the company's bottom line. To name some obvious examples, tax implications matter greatly when forming a business, during an audit, and in classifying employees.

Failing to adequately consider the tax issues involved in failing to comply with applicable tax laws can result in severe consequences. In some cases, it could even result in criminal investigation and prosecution of a company's officers. Any business under examination by the IRS or another tax authority, or any business that needs advice to ensure compliance of tax laws, needs 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. With more than 20 years of experience, we have focused on providing effective legal guidance to foreign and domestic companies, helping to protect them from complex tax issues and liabilities.

Business Formation And Entity Classification

Whether starting a business or forming a new business entity, every business owner must consider the tax implications of these decisions. Different entities can limit your civil liability, but they can also impact a company's 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.

Business Tax Audits

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 tend to be much more complex than individual tax audits. Our law firm provides our business clients with not only the legal knowledge, but also the financial background and business acumen, needed to address complex taxation issues.

Our founding attorney, Christin M. Bucci, is a certified public accountant (CPA) and holds Master's degrees in Taxation and in International and Comparative Law. Her legal, financial and business knowledge makes her an excellent adviser for 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 understand these specific factors of our clients, and have the knowledge and understanding to provide sensible, actionable counsel to employers.

Let Bucci Law Help

For immediate professional assistance with your business or employment tax issues, contact Bucci Law online, or call 954-900-9107. Our law firm takes on tax controversies in Florida, the U.S. and worldwide.