Should I Make Estimated Tax Payments?

Categories: IRS

One question I hear often is whether a taxpayer needs to pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimated tax payments throughout the year. Estimated tax payments—also known as quarterly tax payments—are typically made for the current tax year by individuals, including sole proprietors, partners and businesses that do not have their taxes withheld in paychecks….

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Can Your Business Survive an EDD Audit?

Categories: California Tax Law

If you’re a business owner in California, you may have heard the term EDD audit or even received a notice that your business is on the receiving end of an audit. While an EDD audit is stressful, your business can survive the process, and you can also take steps to avoid one in the future….

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5 Red Flags That May Trigger an IRS Audit

Categories: IRS

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Red Flags That May Trigger an IRS Audit The word “audit” is sure to strike fear in most individual taxpayers and business owners. After all, nobody wants to receive a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) stating their tax returns and financial matters are being investigated. While you can’t predict exactly when the IRS…

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Am I Eligible for Coronavirus Tax Relief?

Categories: Federal Tax

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Eligibility for Coronavirus Tax Relief Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting every person, from the economy, to business, health and social practices. Tax season is also affected with filing and payment deadlines being delayed federally and in many states. The federal government has authorized monetary help in the form of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and…

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Is VPDI Deductible on Schedule A of a Tax Return?

Categories: California Tax Law

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Voluntary Plan for Disability Insurance (VDPI) When it comes to California tax returns, there are a lot of questions about what expenses are deductible and what are not. One area that is often asked about is the Voluntary Plan for Disability Insurance (VDPI). Let’s look at what the VDPI is and whether it’s considered deductible…

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How is Coronavirus (COVID-19) Effecting Your Taxes?

Categories: California Tax Law

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): How It Affects Taxes Everyone is affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in this very uncertain time. From social distancing to quarantined living, our daily lives have changed for the foreseeable future. Tax season is also affected with filing and payment deadlines being delayed federally and in many states. Here’s a look at…

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I Owe the IRS Money. How Will They Collect It?

Categories: IRS

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How IRS Will Collect Owed Money Not much invokes fear like filing your taxes and realizing you owe the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) money. While the amount you owe can sometimes feel overwhelming, it’s important you at least make an attempt to pay it. If not, the IRS Collections will get involved and attempt to…

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What is the Statute of Limitations for an EDD Audit?

Categories: California Tax Law

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What is the Statute of Limitations for an EDD Audit? Many California business owners have been faced with a new challenge over the last year, and that is the EDD audit. This type of audit occurs when the California Employment Development Department (EDD) launches an investigation into a business’ California state payroll tax records to…

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Independent Contractors vs. Employees: What California’s New Law Means for Your Business

Categories: California Tax Law

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Independent Contractors vs. Employees: What California’s New Law Means for Your Business California’s new law, Assembly Bill (AB) 5, went into effect on January 1 of this year, and it’s already raised several questions for both companies and independent contractors about what it means for their future business dealings. AB5, also known as the “The…

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