How do I Handle an FTB Audit and Protest?

Categories: California Tax Law

If you’re a California resident or taxpayer, you’ve likely owed money to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) at some point in your life. The job of the FTB is to administer the California Revenue and Taxation Code. Essentially, the FTB collects the tax money you owe to the state of California. Other than collecting taxes,…

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California Payroll and Tax Requirements for Businesses

Categories: California Tax Law

If you’re a business in California, be prepared to comply with state payroll and tax requirements. Businesses with one or more employees need to follow specific guidelines set forth by the Employment Development Department (EDD) to assure they’re complying with requirements such as paid sick leave and taxes. Here’s a look at a few other…

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Is the IRS Keeping My Refund?

Categories: IRS

There are not many things more satisfying than filing your tax return and finding out you are getting a refund. Everyone is thrilled when they learn the IRS owes them money. But just because the federal government owes you money, will you actually receive it? Many people ask if the IRS can keep their refund….

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What is SDI?

Categories: California Tax Law

If you’re a business owner in the state of California, there are several taxes and regulations that need your attention. It’s critical that you pay attention to the rules and comply with the taxing agencies, or you may end up owing the state money down the road. As a tax attorney that works with California…

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How Long Does an EDD Audit Take?

Categories: California Tax Law

If you’re a business owner in California and you’re not familiar with the EDD audit, you need to familiarize yourself with the concept. An EDD audit occurs when the California Employment Development Department (EDD) launches an investigation into a business’ California state payroll tax records to determine if the business has classified a worker as…

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Does Prize Money get Taxed?

Categories: Federal Tax

A common question people have about taxes is whether prize money is considered taxable income. And further, whether athletes pay tax on prize money. Here’s a look at how the IRS and the state of California classify prize money when it comes to taxes. Prize money is considered any money received from awards, raffles, lottery…

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What Triggers an EDD Audit?

Categories: California Tax Law

If you’re a California business owner and taxpayer, and if you’ve ever hired an independent contractor, then you should be familiar with an EDD audit. These California Employment Development Department (EDD) state payroll audits occur when a business has classified a worker as an independent contractor instead of an employee. This means the business owner…

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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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