Income Tax Lawyers in Azusa, California

Income Tax Attorneys in Azusa, CA

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In Azusa, California, an income tax is imposed on a certain percentage of the income of all individuals and businesses. Typically, income from all sources can be taxed. The federal government has the power to impose an income tax thanks to the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, enacted in 1916 after the Supreme Court had, on more than one occasion, found a federal income tax to be unconstitutional. Of course, before and after the creation of the federal income tax, states, including California were free to impose income taxes of their own.

The federal income tax must be paid by everybody in the U.S. However, you must only pay the state income tax of the state you live in. You should talk with a financial adviser or tax attorney in Azusa, California if you are not clear about what your state and federal tax liability.

You might have heard rumors claiming that you don't actually have to pay your federal income tax. These rumors are false. "Tax protesters" rely on bizarre and discredited legal arguments in their claims that the federal income tax is somehow illegal. None of these arguments have ever been successful in U.S. Courts, and deliberately failing to pay your income tax in Azusa, California is a good way to end up in federal prison.

Income Tax Deductions in Azusa, California

A tax deduction is a reduction in one's taxable income. It results in less of your income being taxable, which causes a lower tax liability.

There is also something called a tax credit, which is treated as a partial payment of the income tax. A tax credit almost always results in a lower tax bill than a deduction of the same amount.

Lots of expenses that are common in Azusa are tax deductible. Federal tax deductions include mortgage interest, union dues, interest paid on mortgages, and others.

If your state imposes an income tax, some or all of these expenses might be deductible, as well. However, this will depend on the law of California

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How Can A Azusa, California Tax Attorney Help?

Income tax laws are notoriously complex. If you live in Azusa, California and run into any type of tax problems, including an audit or wage garnishment, a local tax attorney would almost certainly be able to help.

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