Income Tax Lawyers in Eureka, California

Income Tax Attorneys in Eureka, CA

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In Eureka, California, an income tax is imposed on a certain percentage of the income of all individuals and businesses. Generally, income from all sources may be taxed. The federal government has had explicit constitutional authority to impose an income tax since 1916, with the passage of the 16th Amendment. This came after the Supreme Court had consistently found a federal income tax to be unconstitutional. States, including California, have always been allowed 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 fairly high income taxes, and a few have none at all. You should consult with a Eureka, California tax lawyer if you don't know what type of tax system your state has.

You might have heard rumors claiming that you don't really 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 refusing to pay your income tax in Eureka, California is a good way to end up in federal prison.

Income Tax Deductions in Eureka, California

A tax deduction is a reduction in your taxable income. It results in less of one's income being taxable, which causes a reduced 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 reduced tax bill than a reduction of the same amount.

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

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

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How Can A Eureka, California Tax Attorney Help?

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

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