Jonathan’s Tax Law expertise focuses on the following broad areas.

  • State tax challenges. Jonathan C. Watts can help you and your Business with the Franchise Tax Board and the Board of Equalization audits, including the appeals process. Jonathan focuses on making sure that the government auditors have a thorough and complete picture of your tax situation before they make their decision. In these economically challenging times, Jonathan will seek to negotiate reasonable compromises that can help you attain financial stability both for yourself and your Business.
  • Federal tax issues. With tax regulations acutely impacting all personal tax, Business tax and Estate tax plans, it is crucial to have an experienced Federal and State Tax lawyer at your side. Jonathan not only knows Tax law, but also is intimately aware of the short and long-term tax implications to you and your Business. Jonathan has successfully brokered significantly reduced financial compromises between the IRS and his clients who were hit with debilitating IRS back-taxes owed and exorbitant accrued penalties. He can assist you in negotiating an Offer in Compromise, initiating an IRS Installment Agreement, ending a Tax Levy or other negotiated resolutions to your IRS tax liability.
  • Inheritance/Estate Tax protection. Jonathan combines his Tax law education, receiving an LL.M. in Taxation from The University of Alabama in 2011, and then becoming a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law from the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in October of 2016, with his familiarity and experience with Inheritance/Estate Tax to bring a dynamic double-edged sword to bear on your Federal and State Tax issues and problems. He will bring this specialized knowledge into the drafting of the Estate Plans he creates for you and your family.
  • Internet Sales Tax problems. Online Sales Tax is a hot-button issue that requires an alert and informed Tax lawyer guiding you through the challenging decisions you and your Business will face. Jonathan can assist you in pinpointing the pivotal Internet Sales Tax developments that are relevant to you and your Business and he will counsel you on how to make sure your Business is in compliance with these changes.

Jonathan understands the implications and nuances of the tax laws of the Federal and State Government and uses this understanding to carefully and thoroughly review your personal tax matters and Business tax questions. He is a natural at understanding your needs as well as effectively and simply explaining the often odd and confusing tax laws in plain everyday English. He provides aggressive representation for you with tax issues before State and Federal Taxing agencies and Tax Courts. Jonathan is cost-conscious and efficient in his protection of you and your Business from tax mistakes and oversights and applies his in-depth knowledge of the short and long-term tax implications to benefit you and your Business.

This is just a basic overview and is not legal advice specific to your situation.  If you would like to speak with Jonathan C. Watts about your situation, please email him at or call 925-217-3255.