Jesse McClellan, Esq.
Jesse McClellan, Esq., Principal, obtained a 4-1 vote in favor of our client at the December 16, 2015 Board Hearing. The case involved a 2007 audit of a popular Santa Barbara restaurant and nightclub, with the total liability exceeding $1.4 million.
The primary issue addressed at the Board Hearing was the assessment of a 25 percent fraud penalty, which expanded the audit period by an additional 5 years. Jesse successfully argued that the Sales and Use Tax Department failed to carry its burden to prove fraud by clear […]