What Should I Do if I Get Hit With an EDD Audit?

Categories: California Tax Law

If you’re a business owner and taxpayer in California, you may have heard the term EDD audit recently. Or perhaps you’ve faced this tax audit first-hand. If you’re not familiar with the term, an EDD audit occurs when the California Employment Development Department (EDD) launches an investigation into a business’ California state payroll tax records…

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What is an EDD Audit and Why Should I Care About It?

Categories: California Tax Law

Most taxpayers and business owners are unaware they can be held personally liable for payroll taxes of workers they consider to be independent contractors. Because of a recent case ruling – Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles – the California Employment Development Department (EDD) is getting stricter with conducting these investigations,…

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Assessment vs Collections

Categories: California Tax Law

Understanding the Two Sides of Taxing Agencies Many successful business owners, attorneys, doctors, accountants have called me and said “money has just been taken from my business account” and I don’t know what’s going on. This is one of the biggest issues business owners and taxpayers have when confronted by a tax agency. Sometimes it…

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Why should you have concerns about a California State Payroll Tax Audit?

Categories: Payroll Tax

Facing a California State Payroll Tax Audit? Most taxpayers and business owners do not know that they can be held personally liable for the payroll taxes of their business, even if it is a separate corporation. The EDD handles audits and collection of payroll taxes and maintains employment records for more than 17 million California…

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What is unique about doing business in California?

Categories: California Tax Law

Unique California Business Matters Most business owners do not realize that when you do business in California, you have to deal with three separate tax agencies. If you were doing business in Wisconsin, for example, you would only be working with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. If you were working with New Jersey, again, you…

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