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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 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 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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SALES TAX MISTAKES TO BE AWARE OF AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

As a retailer or other seller of products, you have a lot of details to attend to but one of the most important, often most complex, is your sales and use tax obligations. Sometimes determining sales tax is like peeling an onion; just when you think you have found all the nuances, there is another […]

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WHAT SALES ARE SUBJECT TO SALES TAX?

Nearly all states in the U.S. charge sales tax on items sold, California is no different in that regard. Sales taxes go into the general fund to help pay for education, health care, public pensions, and other programs. Sales taxes can also be collected for special programs or specific areas of the state. CURIOUS WHAT […]

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YOUR RIGHTS AS A TAXPAYER WITH THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

The Board of Equalization (BOE) administers the tax program for both business and property taxes for the State of California. Business taxes include: Sales and use tax Fuel tax Cigarette tax Alcoholic beverage tax Business taxpayers may take up their concerns directly with the main office of the BOE while property tax concerns are addressed […]

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TAX ATTORNEYS

The only people who like taxes are those who collect them. Everyone else not only dislikes dealing with taxes, but they can be outright afraid of the tax agencies, not without reason. There a few questions that are always on the minds of those who are dealing with tax problems, including whether to hire a […]

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