What is SDI?

Categories: California Tax Law

Calculation for an SDI.

What is SDI? 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…

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How Long Does an EDD Audit Take?

Categories: California Tax Law

Calendar marking an audit.

How Long Does an EDD Audit Take? 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…

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What Triggers an EDD Audit?

Categories: California Tax Law

Calculation for an audit.

What Triggers an EDD Audit? If you’re a California business owner and taxpayer, and if you’ve ever hired an independent contractor, then you should be familiar with an EDD audit. These California Employment Development Department (EDD) state payroll audits occur when a business has classified a worker as an independent contractor instead of an employee….

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Make Sure You Know the Three California Tax Agencies

Categories: California Tax Law

In the state of California, there are three separate taxing agencies. This is unbelievable. In Wisconsin, there’s the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. In New York, it’s the New York Department of Revenue. Most other states have one agency that handles their taxation. In the state of California, we have three separate departments with three separate…

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How Long Can You Stay in California Without Being a Resident?

Categories: California Tax Law

Golden gate bridge at dawn.

How Long Can You Stay in California Without Being a Resident? California, with its near-perfect weather and proximity to the Pacific Ocean, is one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. But with the promises of California gold also brings an expensive cost of living and high-income tax. The Golden State’s…

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I Owe the EDD Money. How Do I Pay the EDD What I Owe?

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Money for an EDD.

I Owe the EDD Money. How Do I Pay the EDD What I Owe? You’ve gone through the process of an EDD audit and now you owe the state of California money. Like many business owners and taxpayers, you may be wondering how to pay those penalties. The EDD works through the Central Collections Division…

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What Should I Expect from a Franchise Tax Board Audit?

Categories: California Tax Law

Coins for a franchise.

What Should I Expect from a Franchise Tax Board Audit? People typically associate the words “tax audit” with the Internal Revenue Service and the federal government. However, California taxpayers can also be audited by the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), the statewide agency that determines the state income tax for businesses and individuals. Like the IRS,…

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How Do I Appeal an EDD Assessment?

Categories: California Tax Law

Businessman calculating for an assessment.

How Do I Appeal an EDD Assessment? One of the most common questions I receive is how can California business owners and taxpayers appeal an EDD audit assessment. It’s a great question and one that should be addressed with an experienced tax attorney. Before I share the steps you can take to appeal the assessment,…

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