Is VPDI Deductible on Schedule A of a Tax Return?

Categories: California Tax Law

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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 on Schedule A for your tax…

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I Owe the IRS Money. How Will They Collect It?

Categories: IRS

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Not much invokes fear like filing your taxes and realizing you owe the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) money. While the amount you owe can sometimes feel overwhelming, it’s important you at least make an attempt to pay it. If not, the IRS Collections will get involved and attempt to collect what they’re owed. Let’s look…

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How Do I Handle an IRS Audit?

Categories: IRS

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How Do I Handle an IRS Audit? There are few things that provoke such fear in a person than receiving an audit notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). While getting audited can be a scary prospect, it doesn’t mean you necessarily have to face major financial penalties. That being said, if you are facing…

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

Categories: California Tax Law

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

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I Got Hit with an IRS Audit. What Should I Do?

Categories: IRS

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I Got Hit with an IRS Audit. What Should I Do? Have you received a notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) stating that you’re being audited? You’re not alone. Many California taxpayers go through the IRS audit process at some point. The first thing to understand is how the IRS selects individuals or businesses…

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Why is the IRS Auditing Me?

Categories: IRS

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Why is the IRS Auditing Me? Very few things spark fear in a person more than the receiving a notice from the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) that says you’re being audited. While being audited is a scary prospect, it’s actually a common practice and really just a way for the IRS to make sure your…

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Can I Settle With the IRS Because I Can’t Afford to Pay Them?

Categories: IRS

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Can I Settle With the IRS Because I Can’t Afford to Pay Them? There’s not a lot scarier than owing money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). But the reality is most taxpayers will end up owing money to the IRS at some point in their life. But what happens when you cannot afford to…

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Is the IRS Keeping My Refund?

Categories: IRS

Dollar for a refund.

Is the IRS Keeping My Refund? There are not many things more satisfying than filing your tax return and finding out you are getting a refund. Everyone is thrilled when they learn the IRS owes them money. But just because the federal government owes you money, will you actually receive it? Many people ask if…

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I Owe the IRS Money and Need a Payment Plan

Categories: Federal Tax

Dollar payment for a plan.

I Owe the IRS Money and Need a Payment Plan Tax season is upon us, and there are few things that create more stress than owing the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) money. Unfortunately for many taxpayers, owing money on taxes is a reality of life. But what happens when you owe the IRS money, but…

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