Income Tax Lawyers in Encinitas, California

Income Tax Attorneys in Encinitas, CA

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In Encinitas, California, an income tax is imposed on a certain percentage of the income of all individuals and businesses. Generally, income from all sources can be taxed. The federal government has had explicit constitutional power to impose an income tax since 1916, with the passage of the 16th Amendment. This came after the Supreme Court had repeatedly found a federal income tax to be unconstitutional. States, including California, have always been free to impose whatever type of income tax they liked.

While the federal government levies an income tax against every person and corporation in the U.S., the income taxes imposed by the states vary widely. Some states have relatively high income taxes, and a few have none at all. You should consult with a Encinitas, California tax attorney if you don't know what type of tax system your state has.

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 Encinitas, California is a good way to end up in federal prison.

Income Tax Deductions in Encinitas, 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 Encinitas are tax deductible. Federal tax deductions include mortgage interest, union dues, interest paid on mortgages, and others.

If you live in a state that has an income tax, some of these expenses might also be deductible, though that depends on the particular tax laws of California.

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How Can A Encinitas, California Tax Attorney Help?

Income tax laws can get pretty complex. If you are in Encinitas, California and have any questions about your taxes, you should consult with an accountant or local tax attorney to avoid tax problems, such as audit or wage garnishment.

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