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EDD “Safe Harbor” Rules for Independent Contractors

In our last blog post we discussed what happens if the EDD reclassifies your independent contractors as employees. In this post, we’ll discuss how to ensure that that doesn’t happen if you have domestic workers. These are considered the EDD “safe harbor” rules for employers. According to the California Unemployment Insurance Code, section 687.2, an...
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The EDD Independent Contractor Test

If you are a business owner in the State of California and you have individuals working for you, it is critical to know whether those individuals should be classified as independent contractors or employees. Why Does the Difference Matter? The Employment Development Department (EDD) will treat employees differently than independent contractors for payroll tax purposes....
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IRS Tax Filing Season to Begin On Schedule

In spite of having passed through the longest government shutdown in the nation’s history, the IRS has confirmed that the IRS tax filing season will begin on schedule. Read more in the article below. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-confirms-tax-filing-season-to-begin-january-28

IRS Reopens After Government Shutdown

Although the IRS has reopened, some speculate that it could take up to a year to get back to normal. Read more in the article below. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2019/01/27/with-shutdown-over-for-now-irs-stares-down-huge-backlog-as-tax-season-begins/#6c56b549311d

What is an IRS FOIA?

The Freedom of Information Act, also called FOIA, found in 5 U.S.C. 552 gives any person the right to request access of federal agency records or information within the scope of the Act. If you are under audit or dealing with a Revenue Officer, it may be beneficial to submit a FOIA request. Most importantly,...
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