Why Choose Us?

Over 25 Years Experience

Representing and defending taxpayers since 2000, the staff at Sales Tax Specialists, Inc. brings over 25 years of combined experience, experience coming from within the California State Board of Equalization, now known as the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, and experience protecting taxpayers from the State Board of Equalization and California Department of Tax and fee Administration, to the table for you. Having assisted clients in almost every industry, we have the level of experience required to effectively manage cases before these agencies. The staff at Sales Tax Specialists, Inc. have dedicated their careers to protecting and defending taxpayers and continues to do so as a full-time, 100% taxpayer/client committed firm. This distinction is critical for our clients and ensures that our clients have a firm that is fully dedicated day in and day out to the success of our efforts on their behalf.

Hand’s On Experience In Nearly All Industries 

Having assisted with, or actually having represented, 2000+ sales tax related cases throughout our more than 25 years of combined experience, we have been involved with sales tax as it impacts nearly all industries.  This has brought us the depth of experience that is necessary to effectively deal with clients of all types, and the depth of experience that all of our clients need and deserve.  There are every few industries that we do not have on-hands, actual experience dealing with.  Following is a short list summarizing some of the major industry classifications in which we have hands on experience:

  • Auto Dealers-New and Used
  • Bars, Taverns, and Nightclubs
  • Cellular Phone Retailers
  • Computer Wholesalers and Retailer
  • Construction Contractors
  • Construction Materials Sellers
  • Equipment Wholesalers and Retailers
  • Gas Stations
  • Grocery Stores and Convenience Stores
  • Health Care Suppliers
  • Hotels and Vacation Resorts
  • Liquor Stores
  • Manufacturers of Most Types of Items
  • Printers and Print Brokers
  • Restaurants of All Types
  • Retailers of Most Types of Items
  • Service Companies and Enterprises
  • Technology Based Companies
  • Wholesalers/Distributors of Most Types of Items
  • And many more…

Serving Taxpayers Throughout California and All 50 States

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Sales Tax Specialists, Inc. has been assisting taxpayers throughout California and the entire United States deal with the long reaching, and often aggressive, arms of the California State Board of Equalization, now the California Department of Tax

and Fee Administration. Our broad mix of clients includes clients from all geographic areas of California, throughout the United States, and even internationally.  With offices located throughout California, coupled with our in-depth knowledge of the operational practices of the state agencies, there is absolutely no geographic barrier to who can benefit from our services. So regardless of whether you are a Northern California business, a Central Valley business, San Francisco Bay Area business, Southern California business, or a company located outside California, you have complete, convenient, and easy access to all of our services


No Retainers Or Upfront Fees

We understand the often difficult situation the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration can put taxpayers in. We also understand that these difficulties are, in many instances, due to errors made by the state auditors, and not the fault of the taxpayer. As a basic philosophy, our goal is to make it as easy as possible for these taxpayers to become our clients and secure the qualified help that all taxpayers need and deserve in order to counter the efforts of the state auditors and secure exceptional results.

This is why we do not require any initial retainers or upfront fees in most of our audit related cases. The bottom line is that we want to be able to help you and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to allow us the opportunity to put our experience to work for you.

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Don’t forget that if you get audited by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration you have rights that need to be protected at all times.  Make sure you have someone in your corner that knows how to protect these rights and protect you and your company!  Sales Tax Specialists, Inc. is that company!

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