About Sales Tax Specialists

About Sales Tax Specialists

A Full Service Sales and Use Tax Consulting Firm with 30+ Years Experience

About Us2023-11-14T09:30:33-08:00

We Are Specialists in Sales and Use Tax with Proven Results!

Sales Tax Specialists, Inc. has been serving and protecting taxpayers since 2000 and brings 30+ years of specialized, in-depth experience to the table, including auditing from inside the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. We know what is required to effectively handle every aspect of a sales and use tax audit because this is what we have been doing daily for over thirty years.

We also have proven results handling the appeal of audits and getting the audit adjustments and end-result you deserve. With our firm in your corner, you can rest assured that you have leveled the playing field with the auditors and put yourself in the best position for a correct outcome to your audit.

Kai Mickey - Sales Tax Audit Specialist

Firm’s Leadership

Kai Mickey, President, CEO, and founder of Sales Tax Specialists, Inc., began his career in the sales tax field as an auditor for the State of California after graduating from California State University, Sacramento, with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting.

With 30+ years of experience dealing with California Sales and Use Tax, including experience from within the state agency itself, Kai continues to lead our firm in leveling the playing field for our clients and helping ensure they have the best defense against becoming victims of the aggressive actions of state auditors and tax collectors.

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Helping Clients Everywhere

We help clients located anywhere with their sales and use tax needs. Combining our knowledge of the states’ procedures, coupled with the the use of current technology, location is simply not an issue when considering our expert assistance. Call for more details and for a complete explanation of why location is a non-factor in getting us onboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you help businesses all over the state and country?2023-11-06T21:44:41-08:00

With current technology and the always-changing approaches auditors implement, we effectively handle audits and audit appeals for clients located anywhere. Location is not an obstacle to our assistance.

Why do I need a representative to help me with my sales tax audit?2023-11-06T21:47:11-08:00

Technically, you do not have to have a representative assist you with your sales tax audit, at least not in California. However, having an experienced and knowledgeable sales tax expert assist you with your audit will help ensure that you are on a more level playing field with the auditor. You want to be sure that you have someone representing you who knows at least as much, and very-often more than the auditor knows about how the sales and use tax applies to your operations.

Do I need an attorney to represent me?2023-01-12T01:35:30-08:00

You do not need an attorney to represent you for California Sales and Use Tax purposes. The law allows you to be represented by any adult of your choosing. It is far more critical for you to have a representative with specific experience and proven results dealing with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and sales and use tax audits. Although we are not attorneys, we provide the same type of services attorneys can provide. Only when attorney-client privilege is necessary is there a fundamental distinction between an attorney and our consultants.

How much are your services?2023-01-30T20:55:54-08:00

Other consulting firms and attorneys charge hourly rates exceeding $500-$600 per hour. Our hourly rates are a fraction of that, but we deliver the full benefit of the services, making our assistance very cost-effective. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking higher hourly rates guarantee better results. Additionally, we can handle some cases on a fixed-fee or contingency basis. And, unlike most similar firms, we rarely require retainers or upfront fees to get started.

Do you handle taxes other than sales and use tax?2023-01-12T01:36:56-08:00

Sales Tax Specialists made a conscious effort when we started in 2000 to focus our attention on sales and use tax. We wear one hat and do our best to wear it well. We pride ourselves on our success, built on a foundation of helping our clients survive sales and use tax daily.

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