What is a California Residency Audit?

Categories: California Tax Law

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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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 are the California EDD and CDTFA Departments?

Categories: California Tax Law

In the state of California, we have a sales tax department and a payroll tax department, thee EDD and the CDTFA. These agencies are so important to explain to business owners, how serious these audits can be. If you end up owing either one of these agencies money, whether for payroll taxes — whether you…

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Is VPDI Deductible on Schedule A of a Tax Return?

Categories: California Tax Law

Tax return caclculation

Voluntary Plan for Disability Insurance (VDPI) When it comes to California tax returns, there are a lot of questions about what expenses are deductible and what are not. One area that is often asked about is the Voluntary Plan for Disability Insurance (VDPI). Let’s look at what the VDPI is and whether it’s considered deductible…

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How is Coronavirus (COVID-19) Effecting Your Taxes?

Categories: California Tax Law

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): How It Affects Taxes Everyone is affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in this very uncertain time. From social distancing to quarantined living, our daily lives have changed for the foreseeable future. Tax season is also affected with filing and payment deadlines being delayed federally and in many states. Here’s a look at…

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