Our aim in the California payroll tax audit representation process, other than getting you the best possible result, is really about providing consistency and predictability to something that is highly susceptible to the whims of the individual auditor.
Managing risk for our clients in this area is about building confidence in how they are structuring their workforce and in making sure that they are paying the proper amount of tax.
Over the years, our largest grievance with the California state payroll tax audits has been their arbitrary and capricious application of harsh penalties and the way that they sometimes hide behind the CUIAB appeals process in pushing forward sloppy work.
Seeing potential penalties 5-6 in excess of the amount of tax owed and working hard at various levels of the state government to erase these penalties has caused us to rethink our approach to payroll tax audits.
We want to make sure that our clients are adequately informed about the risks associated with California payroll tax audits and adequately prepared to defend against that risk.
We have developed a system that is straightforward, easy to follow with the guidance of our team, and designed to get you out from under the audit as quickly as possible.
Luckily, our firm sees the real playing field with respect to the issues that arise in a payroll tax audit and has wide experience dealing with district offices all over California. Together we can put a plan in place for getting you through the audit and avoiding the very serious penalties associated with a California payroll tax audit.