Taxpayer Advocate Services: How They Can Help with an EDD Issue

Categories: California Tax Law

Taxpayer Advocate Services: How They Can Help with an EDD Issue I work with many San Francisco business owners and taxpayers who are either having issues with the Employment Development Department (EDD) or facing an EDD audit. If you receive an Inquiry Regarding Records notice from the EDD, your business has been selected for an...

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California Taxpayers Beware: Common IRS Penalties and How to Avoid Them

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California Taxpayers Beware: Common IRS Penalties and How to Avoid Them Tax season is here and in full swing. For many San Francisco business owners and taxpayers, navigating the complexities of taxes can be intimidating. And it can be especially daunting knowing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is keeping a close eye on your compliance....

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Beyond Benjamins: Unraveling the Mysteries of Form 8300

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Beyond Benjamins: Unraveling the Mysteries of Form 8300 It’s tax season and if you’re a San Francisco business owner, this time of year can be hectic as you compile your paperwork and prepare to file all the correct forms with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). One of the forms that many business owners are confused...

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5 More Misconceptions about the EDD

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5 More Misconceptions about the EDD Recently, I shared with you five misconceptions about the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and whether workers are considered employees. The EDD conducts California state payroll tax audits (commonly referred to as an EDD audit) when a San Francisco business has classified a worker as an independent contractor instead...

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Can the IRS Audit an International Business

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Can the IRS Audit an International Business We live in a global society and in today’s economy, businesses are increasingly expanding their operations beyond domestic borders. This offers fantastic opportunities to companies. But it also means there are legal and tax issues that business owners may face. As a San Francisco tax attorney, one question...

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How to Handle Lost Documents in an IRS Audit

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How to Handle Lost Documents in an IRS Audit Facing an IRS audit can be scary. I always advise clients to first, do not panic if you receive a notice of audit. Second, start compiling all the necessary records to prepare, such as financial statements to prepare your audit response. That being said, some San...

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Did You Receive One of 20,000 Disallowance Letters from the IRS?

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Did You Receive One of 20,000 Disallowance Letters from the IRS? In a recent blog post, I informed business owners that the IRS announced how businesses can withdraw their Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims. The ERC has been at the center of growing concerns about aggressive marketing tactics and potential scams surrounding the ERC claims....

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Just the Facts: 5 Common EDD Misconceptions

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Just the Facts: 5 Common EDD Misconceptions The California Employment Development Department (EDD) conducts California state payroll tax audits (commonly referred to as an EDD audit) when a business has classified a worker as an independent contractor instead of an employee. This means the EDD can personally assess the San Francisco business owner for “unpaid”...

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IRS Offers Voluntary Classification Settlement Program to Employers

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IRS Offers Voluntary Classification Settlement Program to Employers Being a business owner is much more than simply making sure your business run. It also includes hiring employees, making sure they’re classified correctly and paying payroll taxes. Occasionally, a business may classify its workers as independent contractors when they should have been designated as employees. The...

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