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California EDD Audits and Independent Contractor Classification

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) conducts audits to determine if businesses are: Correctly classifying their contractors and employees, and Paying the full taxes due under California law It’s important to…
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CSLB Site Sweeps and EDD Audits

CSLB site sweeps and EDD audits can cost business owners delays, fines, stop-work orders and even potential jail time. In 2019 and 2020, CSLB’s Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) responded to 855 leads, conducted 52 sting operations…
California CPAs should ask their clients who hire 1099s if they have a contractual agreement, invoices, licenses, insurance, and an EIN.
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California CPA’s: Questions to ask your Clients to Reduce EDD Audit Risk

Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) have the most insight into their business owner clients’ daily transactional history. You may find that your clients who have 1099 contractors are now in the grey area of worker classification since it was…
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IRS Audits: Your Ultimate Guide

IRS audits can be a business owners’ worst nightmare: the hassle, the heaps of paperwork, the potentially hefty bill. However, with the right preparation and resources, an IRS audit doesn’t have to be a stressful event.  Read on…
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International Tax

THE FOREIGN ACCOUNT TAX COMPLIANCE ACT (FATCA)was passed in March of 2010, and it mandates that taxpayers in the United States who have certain offshore accounts must report them.
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San Diego Tax Attorney

Our services extend all the way from dealing with IRS audits, to making sure that you're getting the most out of your tax returns. As your local San Diego tax attorney, we are here to protect you and your business by minimizing your legal tax risks.
does IRS wants to look at your bank account?
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IRS Wants to Look at Your Bank Account

Bank accounts serve as a tool for personal and private finances. In the past, bank accounts were not typically investigated or monitored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unless a taxpayer experienced an audit. However, following a proposal…
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Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5): Your Ultimate Guide

California Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5) took effect on January 1, 2020, and is the new standard by which employers must classify employees. Small business owners (SBOs) should familiarize themselves with AB-5 and the ABC test to avoid employee misclassification…
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Tax Season is Over, EDD Audit Season Begins

Now that the April filing deadline has passed, small business owners may be asking: what's next? As tempting as it may be to put off thinking of taxes until next year, some small business owners may be required to respond to an California’s…
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THE MORE ACT

Danger sof the MORE Act: Until the Federal Law aligns with state laws there are tax complexities for businesses who are paying taxes in their state but not paying Federal taxes because their business is not legal Federally.
What should you pay for a tax attorney?
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What Should You Pay for a Tax Attorney?

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CPA: Case Study

CPAs make up the lion's share of our referral partnerships. Because we do not do our clients' taxes, we are a great partner for CPA firms whose clients are facing complex tax audit situations. Meet Bernie, a longtime partner, and excellent…