How Do I Avoid an IRS Audit in 2021?

Categories: IRS

No business owner or individual wants to deal with an IRS tax audit. As the year comes to a close, it’s a good time to review your financial records as you prepare to close out 2020 and file taxes early next year. Here are five things you can do to protect your business and possibly…

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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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