What is the Statute of Limitations for an EDD Audit?

Categories: California Tax Law

Many California business owners have been faced with a new challenge over the last year, and that is the EDD audit. This type of 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 an…

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Independent Contractors vs. Employees: What California’s New Law Means for Your Business

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California’s new law, Assembly Bill (AB) 5, went into effect on January 1 of this year, and it’s already raised several questions for both companies and independent contractors about what it means for their future business dealings. AB5, also known as the “The Gig Worker Bill,” determines whether California workers are employees or independent contractors,…

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What is an EDD Benefit Audit?

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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 audits. The federal-state unemployment insurance system…

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

Categories: California Tax Law

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 a worker as an independent contractor instead of an employee. The EDD…

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Are EDD Audits Random?

Categories: California Tax Law

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 this is random or…

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How do I Handle an FTB Audit and Protest?

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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

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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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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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