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Paul Martin Vargas

Paul Martin Vargas

  • Tax Law
  • California
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I am a licensed tax attorney with an advanced degree in tax law. I have been practicing for over 13 years. I represent taxpayers in front of the IRS and all California tax authorities. I litigate in U.S. Tax Court and handle all types of tax dispute representation (Offer in Compromise applications, lien and levy removal, innocent spouse relief, audit representation, and more).

Practice Area
  • Tax Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I give a free phone consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We provide flat fee arrangements and hourly billing. We also will accept payment plans.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Education
Loyola Marymount Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Law Degree
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Law Review
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Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
LL.M. | Taxation
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Honors: Honors
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Professional Associations
California State Bar # 236591
Member
- Current
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Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered

Q. The BOE levied my deceased mother's irrevocable account left me over two years after her death.
A: Hi. There is the 20-year SOL, but you may have a better way of approaching this matter. If the collection was on an incorrect use of her SSN (Identity Theft), there are ways to prove this to be true and possibly get the money returned.
Q. The BOE levied my deceased mother's irrevocable account left me over two years after her death.
A: Hi. There is the 20-year SOL, but you may have a better way of approaching this matter. If the collection was on an incorrect use of her SSN (Identity Theft), there are ways to prove this to be true and possibly get the money returned.
Q. How do I find out about a property that's been transferred to my mom's name?
A: Hi. You can check with your County Recorder's office to request/download all documents. There are also online real property document retrieval services that you can order the docs through and they are downloadable immediately. And, I would check your county assessor to see the tax and assessment history. I hope this helps.
Q. Can I civil litigate for damages the FTB caused for a faulty levy that took place AFTER residency was proven?
A: Hi. Yes, you would have a cause of action in civil court against the FTB for unauthorized collection action. There are some details that are not in your question that would need to be assessed to determine the strength of your case. The fact they are willing to refund you the amount retained shows culpability on their part. It may be best to accept the refund (if procedurally possible) and move on; but, again, you may have more damages as a result of their unauthorized collection that a civil suit may be merited.
Q. Hi my company in Japan is thinking about establishing a rep office in CA. Wondering if we need to pay tax in this case?
A: Hi. The company would have to register with California as a foreign entity (foreign means entities outside of California, not just the U.S.). As a result, $800 minimum Franchise Tax to California per year would be due. Also, any activity conducted in California will result in income tax liability for both California and the IRS. There may be offsets due to foreign tax paid and exclusions, but now I'm getting outside the scope of this question. I hope this helps.
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El Segundo, CA 90245
USA
Telephone: (310) 499-1491
Fax: (844) 512-6980