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Silver Sponsor of the 2021 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference - November 3rd-5th

October 1, 2021

The Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor is once again proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the 2021 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference. Founded in 1993, our firm is consistently recognized as one of the top tax law firms in Southern California and over the past three decades, our attorneys have received numerous awards including Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America for our experience and excellence in tax law.

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IRS-CI Voluntary Disclosure Practice and Cannabis Taxpayers

June 18, 2021

The objective of the newest program Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Voluntary Disclosure Practice – is to provide taxpayers whose conduct involved willful tax or tax-related non-compliance a means to come into compliance with the law and potentially avoid criminal exposure. However, there is a required criteria to meet in order to be able to come into compliance. This can be even more difficult for the cannabis industry because it is legal in some states and not in federal law. It is very important for taxpayers in the cannabis industry that have criminal exposure, to consult with a tax attorney regarding their eligibility in the IRS-CI Voluntary Disclosure Practice.

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Jonathan T. Amitrano Named to 2021 Super Lawyers’ Rising Star List

June 9, 2021

The Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor are pleased to announce Jonathan T. Amitrano has been again selected to the 2021 Southern California, Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars List, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in their practice. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Jonathan has been recognized for seven consecutive years 2015-2021.

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U.S. News and Best Lawyers Release 2021 “Best Law Firms” Awards

November 11, 2020

On November 5th, 2020 the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® collaboratively announced the release of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. These firms are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Only law firms with at least one lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© are eligible for a ranking. We are excited to announce that the Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor have been included in this group of prestigious law firms.

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Was an IRS Penalty Correctly Imposed Against You or Your Client?

November 6, 2020

Section 6751(b)(1) provides that accuracy related penalties imposed by the IRS must have written approval from the immediate supervisor of the IRS employee making the “initial determination” to impose that penalty. But what exactly constitutes the initial determination? Is the initial determination made when the IRS internally decides the assessment of a penalty is appropriate?

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