Los Angeles Offers Tax Penalty Amnesty Program

The City of Los Angeles, California, has announced a tax penalty amnesty program running from October 1, 2020 to December 17, 2020. The program provides a one-time opportunity for businesses to clear tax debt without paying the normally associated penalties. The program provides financial relief to distressed businesses negatively impacted by the current economic climate.

Taxes Covered by the Program

The program covers:

  • business taxes;

  • communications users taxes;

  • transient occupancy taxes;

  • parking occupancy taxes;

  • electricity users taxes;

  • gas users taxes; and

  • commercial tenant’s taxes.

Relief From Penalties

Both registered and unregistered businesses can apply for a waiver of penalties on outstanding taxes, including principal, interest, and fees, owed to the city. If they pay the outstanding principal, interest, and fees, they can avoid penalties in an amount up to the equivalent of 40% of their principal tax due.

How to Apply

Businesses can apply for the program and pay all outstanding amounts online at https://latax.lacity.org/oofweb/billpay/index.cfm. Or, they can complete a waiver application form and mail it with payment of all outstanding amounts to:

City of Los Angeles – Amnesty

Office of Finance

PO BOX 30716

Los Angeles, CA 90030-0716

Wilson Tax Law Group, APLC (www.wilsontaxlaw.com) is a boutique Orange County tax controversy law firm that specializes in representation of individuals and businesses before federal and state tax authorities with audits, appeals, FBAR, offshore compliance, litigation and criminal defense.  Firm founder, Joseph P. Wilson, is a former Federal tax prosecutor and trial attorney for the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board.  Wilson Tax Law Group is exclusively comprised of former IRS litigators and Assistant US Attorneys from the US Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, Tax Division and Criminal Division.

For further information, or to arrange a consultation please contact: Wilson Tax Law Group, APLC

Newport Beach and Yorba Linda, California

Tel: (949) 397-2292 (Newport Beach Office)

Tel: (714) 463-4430 (Yorba Linda Office)

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