Zaher Fallahi

Zaher Fallahi

Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate...
  • California, Federal District California Central District
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Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law, CPA, is a California Tax Law Firm and practices as Orange County Tax Attorney and Los Angeles Tax Attorney. We advise clients with undisclosed Foreign Accounts; the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Foreign Trust, Tax Audit Representation, Federal Tax Liens/Levies, Employment Taxes, Innocent Spouse Relief, Non-Filed Tax Returns, Offer-In-Compromise, Tax & Legal aspect of Business Formation, Estate Planning and Civil Litigation. As a California CPA, Mr. Zaher Fallahi testifies before the court as an expert witness on tax and accounting matters. We advise trial lawyers on tax-advantageous settlement agreements within the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code Section 104; tax-exempt awards, assist the winning parties with taxability of the settlement and awards, and the losing parties with tax deductibility of the judgment and legal fees. Zaher Fallahi is an OFAC Sanctions Attorney and advises clients on the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Regulations concerning Iran Sanctions. Our clients, who come from over 30 foreign countries and many states, are the most valuable assets we possess and we are committed to protecting their interests zealously within the law. Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law, has been rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo Rated 10 of 10 . Zaher Fallahi, Tax Attorney, has been ranked a top tax attorney TOP Tax Attorney About 1.8% of the U.S. lawyers are also CPAs, and we are proudly one of them. Locations: Los Angeles; (Westwood & Wilshire) 10866 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Tel: (310) 719-1040 Orange County (South Coast Plaza); 650 Town Center Dr., Suite 880, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Tel: (714) 546-4272 Website: http://www.zflegal.com/ and http://www.zfcpa.com/ , email: taxattorney@zfcpa.com

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Tax Law
Additional Practice Area
  • US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Iran
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa and Master Card only.
  • Contingent Fees
    Depending on the case.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Some transactions such as incorporation, estate planning or OFAC cases are charged a fixed fee.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
Federal District California Central District
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Persian: Spoken, Written
  • Turkish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal
Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law
- Current
Principal
Zaher Fallahi, CPA
- Current
Practiced tax law since 1979, and as a CPA since 1983.
Professional Position
Major Professional Firm
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Professional Position
International Firm
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CPA/Auditor
Major Government Agency
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Education
Pacific Coast University School of Law
J.D. / Law (2004)
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Oklahoma City University
MBA / Management/Finance (1981)
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Oklahoma City University
M.S. / Accountancy
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National Iranian Oil Company School of Accountancy
B.A. / Accountancy (1977)
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Awards
Top Tax Attorney
Coast Magazine
Zaher Fallahi was named an Orange County top tax attorney in September 2015
Lawyer of the Month
Iranian American Bar Association
Professional Associations
Iranian American Lawyers Association
Board Member
- Current
California Bar Association
Member Tax Procedure & Litigation Committee
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Orange County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Academy of Attorney CPAs
Member
- Current
Iranian American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Iranian American Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Iranian American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Iranian American Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
California Board of Accountancy
Member
- Current
California Society of CPAs
Member
- Current
American Institue of Certified Public Accountnats (AICPA)
Member
- Current
Florida Board of Accountancy
Member
- Current
Activities: Inactive license since 1992 or so.
Network of Iranian American Professionals of Orange County
Treasurer
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Activities: Board Member/ Treasurer
Huntington Beach Community Clinic
Director
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Activities: Board Member
Publications
Articles & Publications
Legal and Tax Implications of Business Entities
ABA Group Legal Services Association
Final Revisions To Treasury Circular 230 Affecting All Practitioners
California Journal of Tax Litigation
Legal & Tax implication of transferring money from Iran to the US under the US laws of Sanctions
Heritage Law Markeitng
How to avoid being audited
Irvine Chamber of Commerce
Speaking Engagements
Legal and Tax Implication of Start-Ups, Santa Ana, CA
Network of Iranian-American Professionals of Orange County
Legal and Tax Implication (FBAR, FATCA, OVDP) of the ITSR, OFAC regulations regarding Iran, UCLA Extension
UCLA
Legal and Tax Implication (FBAR, FATCA, OVDP) of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR), the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regarding Iran. Lecture in Farsi language for non-heritage (Non-Farsi speaking)
Legal and Tax Implication (FBAR, FATCA, OVDP) of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR), OFAC regulations regarding Iran, UCLA Extension
UCLA
Legal and Tax Implication (FBAR, FATCA, OVDP) of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR), the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regarding Iran. Lecture in Farsi language for non-heritage (Non-Farsi speaking)
Certifications
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
California Board of Accountancy
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), In-Active License
Florida Board of Accountancy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law, CPA
Website
Zaher Fallahi, CPA
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Legal Answers
568 Questions Answered

Q. I have a small business that has zero profits and zero losses and zero activity. Do I need to file a tax return?
A: You dissolve a business when it is not a sole proprietorship. See http://www.zflegal.com/services/tax-and-legal-implications-of-businesses-and-incorporation/ The information presented herein is for general purposes only. It is not intended to, and may not be construed as legal, tax or accounting advice. Neither is it intended for solicitation purposes. For specific advice, please consult an appropriate attorney in person. Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Business and Tax Attorney, CPA.
Q. how much should i offer IRS offer in compromise
A: Work up a statement such as 433-A of the IRS to determine how much disposable income you have left after paying your living expenses. The information presented herein is for general purposes only. It is not intended to, and may not be construed as legal, tax or accounting advice. Neither is it intended for solicitation purposes. For specific advice, please consult an appropriate attorney in person. Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Business and Tax Attorney, CPA.
Q. If an employer did not file an 1099 on a contractor and has decided to file the following year what tax liability does
A: The recipient of compensation must report it in his or her tax returns, regardless of failure of the payer to issues a 1099 for amounts of $600 or more. Non-compliant contractor may face civil penalties and criminal prosecution, and is advised to consult an experience tax attorney. The information presented herein is for general purposes only. It is not intended to, and may not be construed as legal, tax or accounting advice. Neither is it intended for solicitation purposes. For specific advice, please consult an appropriate attorney in person. Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Business and Tax Attorney, CPA.
Q. I believe I should have received a w-2 instead of a 1099 from my previous employer. Am I right to feel misclassified?
A: You need a tax attorney to write a demand letter and explain why you are entitled to get a W-2 and should act by ,………….. The information presented herein is for general purposes only. It is not intended to, and may not be construed as legal, tax or accounting advice. Neither is it intended for solicitation purposes. For specific advice, please consult an appropriate attorney in person. Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Business and Tax Attorney, CPA.
Q. My employer will issue a W-2 for my work, but refuses to make any deductions. How do I do this on my own?
A: Employers are required to withhold taxes according to the federal and state laws. I wonder if your employer is withholding anything at all. Meet with the one in charge of payroll and find out why they are not withholding taxes. The information presented herein is for general purposes only. It is not intended to, and may not be construed as legal, tax or accounting advice. Neither is it intended for solicitation purposes. For specific advice, please consult an appropriate attorney in person. Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Business and Tax Attorney, CPA.
Q. Business partner has raised $$$$ for our biz. But spent it on personal, without putting into company account. Need help!
A: Consult a business lawyer for an exit. The information presented herein is for general purposes only. It is not intended to, and may not be construed as legal, tax or accounting advice. Neither is it intended for solicitation purposes. For specific advice, please consult an appropriate attorney in person. Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Business and Tax Attorney, CPA.
Q. S-Corporation share holder on H1-B.
A: I believe you cannot own an S stock until obtaining your green card. The information presented herein is for general purposes only. It is not intended to, and may not be construed as legal, tax or accounting advice. Neither is it intended for solicitation purposes. For specific advice, please consult an appropriate attorney in person. Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Business and Tax Attorney, CPA.
Q. How can I get Health Coverage gaps Penalty exemption?
A: Consult your tax professional. Based on one of the latest Executive Orders, you may get a penalty waiver for the mandatory section of the ACA. The information presented herein is for general purposes only. It is not intended to, and may not be construed as legal, tax or accounting advice. Neither is it intended for solicitation purposes. For specific advice, please consult an appropriate attorney in person. Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Tax Attorney, CPA.
Q. Are sales to a Cruise line exempt from CA sales Tax? If yes why?
A: Generally, cruise lines are for profit organizations and subject to sale taxes. Call the Board of Equalization for a better answer. The information presented herein is for general purposes only. It is not intended to, and may not be construed as legal, tax or accounting advice. Neither is it intended for solicitation purposes. For specific advice, please consult an appropriate attorney in person. Good luck. Zaher Fallahi, Tax Attorney, CPA.
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Zaher Fallahi, Tax Attorney, CPA
10866 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90024
USA
Telephone: (310) 719-1040
Fax: (714) 546-5526
Zaher Fallahi, Tax Attorney, CPA
650 Town Center Drive, Suite 880
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
USA
Telephone: (714) 546-4272
Fax: (714) 546-5526