Will the Government Think I’m Guilty if I Hire a Tax Attorney?

Categories: IRS

One of the most common questions I get when someone reaches out to me for help is will the government agent, or agency, think I’m guilty because I hired a tax attorney? Will they think I’m hiding something or trying to run away from the government? I always answer the same way. Most government agencies…

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What Happens if You Receive an EDD Audit Notice?

Categories: California Tax Law

Receiving an EDD audit notice can be a scary thing. The reason why you need to take it so seriously is because there’s a potential personal liability. When you go through an EDD audit, the EDD is generally looking to reclassify workers. You have paid somebody as an independent contractor. You believe they’re an independent…

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How Do I Avoid an IRS Audit in 2021?

Categories: IRS

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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

Making estimated tax payments.

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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Are You Taking Payroll Tax Seriously?

Categories: Payroll Tax

I get so excited about payroll taxes because most business owners don’t understand how serious it is. If you have an employee working for you, and you are withholding their payroll taxes, you have a duty to pay that money over to the government. Sometimes business owners are struggling and the funds that they have…

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What is an EDD Audit?

Categories: California Tax Law

Businesses that go through EDD audits sometimes don’t understand the process. Where am I? What are my rights? What can I do if I don’t agree with the bill? A quick overview of the EDD processes is you generally start by receiving a pre-audit questionnaire and an inquiry of records notice. Now these notices, I’ll…

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Can Your Business Survive an EDD Audit?

Categories: California Tax Law

Surviving an EDD audit.

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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