Published Articles

The attorneys at Segal, Cohen & Landis have written articles and legal briefs on a wide range of topics pertaining to tax controversy which have been published in reputable outlets such as Thompson Reuters, Haute Lawyer along with local and national news platforms. They have also served as legal authority in several court cases. Some of those articles are reproduced here for your reference.

California Gold (Part 1) If You Are Well To Do, California Wants Your Money, by Samuel Landis

California Gold – (Part 2) – Samuel Landis

If You Are Well-To-Do, California Wants Your Money The State of California seeks to classify individuals as residents of California in order to subject them to California’s income tax.  Two tests are applied to determine if an individual is a resident.  The first test (The Identifiable Purpose Test) was discussed in Part 1 of this article.  Now in Part 2 of this article we will highlight the most important factors of the second test which is known as the Close Connection Test.   Test 2:  The Close Connection Test The Close Connection Test is more often used to determine if…
Tax Levy 2

Tax Levy Featured Article

Managing through an IRS tax levy So what is an IRS tax levy? A tax levy is method the IRS uses to satisfy a debt of tax through the legal seizure of your property. A tax levy is different from a tax lien. A lien is different in that it is used as security rather than seizure. A tax levy is one of the government’s most effective weapons and can be one of the most financially devastating to you. A tax levy is a way in which the IRS will forcibly satisfy your tax levy through the seizure of your…
Tax Lien

Tax Lien Featured Article

An IRS tax lien; is it something to be feared or ignored? For millions of American taxpayers every year an “IRS tax lien” is a familiar tax collection method. That’s because the federal government often uses an IRS tax lien against a taxpayer’s property when the government is trying to collect past due taxes. An IRS tax lien can be problematic, particularly for those taxpayers who rely on good credit to conduct their business and/or financial affairs. An IRS tax lien is the federal government’s legal claim against your property when you have not paid your taxes. An IRS tax…
Offer in Compromise

Offer in Compromise Featured Article

Introduction Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, taxpayers find themselves in a situation in which they are unable to pay for their tax obligations. This results in back taxes, which must be taken care of immediately to prevent any penalties. An Offer in Compromise is one way to get out of the hole that taxpayers find themselves in when they cannot pay their back taxes. An Offer in Compromise considers the situation of the taxpayer and, under certain circumstances, allows for the “forgiveness of tax debt”. Not everyone qualifies for an Offer in Compromise. However, if an individual is in a tough…
Back Taxes Due

Back Taxes Featured Article

Published ArticlesThe attorneys at Segal, Cohen & Landis have written articles and legal briefs on a wide range of topics pertaining to tax controversy which have been published in reputable outlets such as Thompson Reuters, Haute Lawyer along with local and national news platforms. They have also served as legal authority in several court cases. Some of those articles are reproduced here for your reference.California Gold – (Part 2) – Samuel LandisREAD MORETax Levy Featured ArticleREAD MORETax Lien Featured ArticleREAD MOREOffer in Compromise Featured ArticleREAD MOREBack Taxes Featured ArticleREAD MORECalifornia Gold – (Part 1) – Samuel LandisREAD MORE 1 2…
California Gold (Part 1) If You Are Well To Do, California Wants Your Money, by Samuel Landis

California Gold – (Part 1) – Samuel Landis

Samuel Landis has represented some of the largest tax cases in both the entertainment and music industry due to his exceptional quality of work and his commitment to maintaining the utmost level of discretion and privacy for his clients. Living in California will prove one thing to anyone who gives it a try: if it can be taxed, it will be by California. Perhaps that is an exaggeration on my part … then again, perhaps it is not. California taxes the entire income of each and every one of its residents, regardless of what state or country was the source…