How Long Can You Stay in California Without Being a Resident?

Categories: California Tax Law

California, with its near-perfect weather and proximity to the Pacific Ocean, is one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. But with the promises of California gold also brings an expensive cost of living and high income tax. The Golden State’s highest individual income tax rate of 9.3%. While California is…

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I Owe the EDD Money. How Do I Pay the EDD What I Owe?

Categories: California Tax Law

You’ve gone through the process of an EDD audit and now you owe the state of California money. Like many business owners and taxpayers, you may be wondering how to pay those penalties. The EDD works through the Central Collections Division to notify you as to how much you owe and when it’s due. Generally,…

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Friends of Balboa Park Announces Newest Addition to Board of Directors

Categories: General Information

Friends of Balboa Park is pleased to welcome the newest addition to our Board of Directors, Allison Soares. Allison is the COO and Tax Partner at San Diego law firm Vanst Law. She іѕ also аn adjunct рrоfеѕѕоr аt Sаn Diego Stаtе Unіvеrѕіtу, tеасhing tаx prосеdurеѕ, prасtісе аnd ethics at SDSU’s Chаrlеѕ W. Lаmdеn School…

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What Should I Expect from a Franchise Tax Board Audit?

Categories: California Tax Law

People typically associate the words “tax audit” with the Internal Revenue Service and the federal government. However, California taxpayers can also be audited by the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), the statewide agency that determines the state income tax for businesses and individuals. Like the IRS, the FTB may choose to audit your personal and business…

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I Owe the IRS Money and Need a Payment Plan

Categories: Federal Tax

Tax season is upon us, and there are few things that create more stress than owing the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) money. Unfortunately for many taxpayers, owing money on taxes is a reality of life. But what happens when you owe the IRS money, but don’t have the full amount to make the payment by…

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How Do I Appeal an EDD Assessment?

Categories: California Tax Law

One of the most common questions I receive is how can California business owners and taxpayers appeal an EDD audit assessment. It’s a great question, and one that should be addressed with an experienced tax attorney. Before I share the steps you can take to appeal the assessment, let me briefly explain the term itself….

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Are You Aware of Changes to Your Online Sales Tax?

Categories: Federal Tax

There’s been a change in how states are collecting sales tax from online purchases. If you’re a taxpayer and have ordered anything online – which is pretty much all of us – then you need to be aware of this sales tax law and how it affects you. In 2018, the United States Supreme Court…

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