What is an EDD Benefit Audit?

Categories: California Tax Law

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What is an EDD Benefit Audit? If you’re a business based in California, you’ve likely had dealings with the Employment Development Department (EDD). It is the responsibility of the EDD to collect payroll taxes, and it conducts payroll tax audits of companies and businesses. In addition, the EDD conducts what’s called Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit…

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Can the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program Help Me Avoid an IRS Audit?

Categories: California Tax Law

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Can the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program Help Me Avoid an IRS Audit? If you’re a California taxpayer and business owner, chances are you’ve heard of the EDD audit. This 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…

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I Got Hit with an IRS Audit. What Should I Do?

Categories: IRS

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I Got Hit with an IRS Audit. What Should I Do? Have you received a notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) stating that you’re being audited? You’re not alone. Many California taxpayers go through the IRS audit process at some point. The first thing to understand is how the IRS selects individuals or businesses…

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Are EDD Audits Random?

Categories: California Tax Law

Calculation fo an EDD audit.

Are EDD Audits Random? I receive many questions from taxpayers and businesses facing audits by the California Employment Development Department (EDD). One of the questions I hear a lot is whether these audits are random, and what a business can do to prevent facing this process. Let’s look at what an EDD audit is, and whether…

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Why is the IRS Auditing Me?

Categories: IRS

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Why is the IRS Auditing Me? Very few things spark fear in a person more than the receiving a notice from the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) that says you’re being audited. While being audited is a scary prospect, it’s actually a common practice and really just a way for the IRS to make sure your…

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Can I Settle With the IRS Because I Can’t Afford to Pay Them?

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Can I Settle With the IRS Because I Can’t Afford to Pay Them? There’s not a lot scarier than owing money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). But the reality is most taxpayers will end up owing money to the IRS at some point in their life. But what happens when you cannot afford to…

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How do I Handle an FTB Audit and Protest?

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How do I Handle an FTB Audit and Protest? 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…

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California Payroll and Tax Requirements for Businesses

Categories: California Tax Law

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California Payroll and Tax Requirements for Businesses 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….

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Is the IRS Keeping My Refund?

Categories: IRS

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Is the IRS Keeping My Refund? 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…

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What is SDI?

Categories: California Tax Law

Calculation for an SDI.

What is SDI? 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…

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