What Happens if I Receive an Inquiry of Record Notice?

Categories: California Tax Law

One of the most common audit calls I receive is from businesses who get an inquiry of record notice, or a pre-audit questionnaire. The EDD is going to audit you for three years. What they want to do is they’re looking for the independent contractors that you have paid, and they are looking to reclassify…

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What is a California Residency Audit?

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Recently, I’ve gotten a lot of phone calls from people wanting to leave California. They don’t want to deal with the taxes or the regulation. And people call and want to know about residency audits. The State of California has three classifications for an individual: you’re a resident, you’re a non-resident, or you’re a partial-year…

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Help! My Dental Office Received an EDD Audit

Categories: California Tax Law

I’ve received a lot of calls from California dental practices that are facing an EDD audit. If you’re a dentist or dental office, and if you’ve ever hired an independent contractor, you may want to familiarize your practice with the EDD audit. These California Employment Development Department (EDD) state payroll audits occur when a business has…

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Do I Have to Pay California Income Tax If I’m Moving?

Categories: California Tax Law

Most people don’t want to pay California taxes. They end up contacting me because they are going to move to Florid, Texas or Nevada. I warn them to make sure they actually decided to relocate, move their family, move their house, move their driver’s license, move their car registration. If they’re actually moving and intend…

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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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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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What is the EDD Pre-Audit Questionnaire?

Categories: California Tax Law

When a business goes through an EDD audit, it generally starts with a pre-audit questionnaire. You receive an inquiry of records notice and attach to it as this pre-audit questionnaire. You will complete this documentation and send it back to the EDD. About a month later, depending on scheduling, you’ll be contacted by the auditor…

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