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HOW TO DEAL WITH AN IRS BANK LEVY – PART ONE

When you owe a balance due to the IRS and fail to resolve that balance in a timely manner through one of the approved resolution methods, the IRS takes increasing stern action to try and force compliance on your part. One of these avenues is though an IRS bank levy. An IRS levy is defined […]

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Why Hire an Attorney for Sales Tax Representation?

For small business owners with everything on the line, facing down a sales tax audit is a hugely intimidating prospect. In spite of all the possible complications during the audit process, we still see many people attempting to represent themselves before the Board of Equalization. When you are facing a frighteningly large sales tax determination […]

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THE GOOD AND BAD NEWS FOR AMAZON SELLERS THAT HAVE RECEIVED CDTFA NOTICES

This week, Amazon disclosed Amazon seller information to the California tax authorities in response to a legal demand letter it received late last month. This video contains important information for Amazon sellers that have recently received the notice that the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) has issued a formal legal demand to […]

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AMAZON SELLER DISCLOSURE TO THE CALIFORNIA TAX AND FEE ADMINISTRATION

Many Amazon sellers received an e-mail notification from Amazon this week with the subject “Disclosure to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration” stating that Amazon has been served with a legal demand from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA), and that the company has until November 6th to turn over […]

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CALIFORNIA PAYROLL TAX AUDITS AND PAYMENTS TO OFFICERS

In addition to payments to employees either as casual labor or as reimbursements, the auditor is also going to look at any payments to officers or any personal expenses that are being written out of the business, and in an effort to classify personal expenses as taxable wages. Let’s talk about that in a little […]

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CALIFORNIA PAYROLL TAX AUDITS AND EMPLOYEE REIMBURSEMENTS

One of the biggest problems that we come across in payroll audits is employee reimbursements and independent contractor reimbursements. A lot of the times what will happen is an employee will get paid a normal paycheck and then they will spend their own money outside the context of the business to buy materials, to buy […]

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EDD AUDIT PAYROLL TAX VERIFICATION TEST

In addition to the payroll verification test, the EDD will also look at personal income tax withholdings and make sure that the amounts listed match what the state has on file as well. Just to go back and clarify, the EDD audit is going looking at the wages and the income that the people earned. […]

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EDD AUDIT PAYROLL VERIFICATION TEST

Our last article, we discussed the purpose of the EDD audit initial interview questions. Those initial questions just kind of go through some of the background information on the business and help to explain that. After the initial interview, the EDD will conduct what they call a payroll test. The purpose of this article is […]

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EDD INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AUDIT – INITIAL COMPLIANCE INTERVIEW

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 […]

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