The first thing that happens in an EDD independent contractor audit is the initial compliance interview. The initial compliance interview serves a couple of different purposes. Number one, it is to get background information on the client. Number two, it is to get answers in place for different questions in case there is any problems or factual disputes that come up later. For example, one of the questions they ask you is “How many locations do you have?”. That way if they later get information on a location that you did not disclose, you could potentially dig yourself into trouble.
The initial compliance interview lays the framework for the auditor’s line of questioning. A lot of the times in independent contractor audits, like with most audits, these auditors are basically writing a form audit report. The auditors are going through and they are completing their due diligence in the beginning of the audit. They are recording your answers in the initial compliance interview and then are going to take your answers and incorporate them into their report later. At the EDD independent contractor audit level, here are the questions that you are going to be asked in the independent contractor audit interview:
Those are the questions that are going to establish the background information for your EDD independent contractor audit. In the next article, we will discuss some of the purpose and the meaning behind some of those questions.
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