Oakland, California Tax Attorneys

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Tax Lawyers in Oakland

The government of Oakland, California collects taxes from its residents in order to pay for basic public services, like police and fire departments, libraries, hospitals, and public transit.

Taxes in Oakland, California are derived from a wide variety of sources. Regardless of the source, however, the amount that's taken is never arbitrary, and is always determined by law. A tax can come either in the form of a flat fee, or as a percentage of one's income, the value of a piece of property, or a sale.

You are legally-required to pay your taxes in Oakland. If you fail to pay your taxes, without a compelling reason, you are committing a crime, and may end up going to jail as a result.

Sources of Tax Dollars in Oakland, California

In Oakland, StateName>, taxes can come from a range of sources, such as sales tax, licensing fees, and bridge/road tolls.

Sales Tax: Generally cities in the U.S., as well as most states, charge a sales tax. In Oakland, the sales tax is calculated as a percentage of the sale price of most goods and services. The rate varies from state to state, and city to city.

Licensing Fees: In Oakland, some business owners might be required to get a business license from the local authorities before the business begins operations. It is commonly the case that the most important part of getting a business license is paying the required fees.

Bridge/Road Tolls: Most major cities have tollbooths on all the major roads or highways that go into them. This effectively amounts to a tax paid to enter Oakland, ensuring that visitors to the city make at least a small contribution to paying for the city services that they will enjoy while there.

How Can a Oakland, California Tax Attorney Help?

Tax Law in Oakland, California is not simple. Taxes are imposed on a wide range of activities, and the manner in which they're calculated can be very difficult. Additionally, there are usually special tax breaks or exemptions that may or may not apply to you.

Therefore, it's extremely important that you obtain the advice of a reliable Oakland, California tax attorney if you have any tax law questions.

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Life in Oakland

Oakland is a San Francisco Bay Area city and major West Coast port. During the 1940s the Port of Oakland provided a bustling war industry that attracted many residents from the Deep South who were looking for work. Oakland home to seven major companies who are also major local employers: Kaiser Permanente, Clorox, Dreyer's, Cost Plus, Ask.com, and Pandora Radio to name a few. Oakland is also home to the Oakland International Airport, a major United States Postal Service center, FedEx, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Southwest Airline who each employ over 4,000 employees. Some San Francisco and Silicon Valley professionals opt to live in Oakland because the cost of living is much lower and BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) options make it cheap to commute. Drivers use the Bay Bridge for nearest access to the peninsula.

Oakland is one of the most Diverse Alameda County cities with annual parades and celebrations. Some of that diversity can be attributed to the major universities and colleges in Oakland. California College of the Arts, Mills college, Holy Names University, Patten University, and University of California Berkeley all have installations in Oakland. Historic attractions like Jack London Square, Oakland Zoo, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, the USS Potomac (President Roosevelt's Yacht), and the famous Fox Theater draw visitors from near and far.

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