contractor vs employee

The Employment Development Department (EDD) is the largest tax collection agency in the state of California. They’re responsible for collecting payroll taxes from over 17 million workers annually, accounting for over $31 billion in tax payments. The agency also offers various services to California residents through the Job Service, State Disability Insurance (SDI), Workforce Management, and Labor Market Information programs.

How to prepare for 1099 independent contractor audit

The Employment Development Department (EDD) is the largest tax collection agency in the state of California. They’re responsible for collecting payroll taxes from over 17 million workers annually, accounting for over $31 billion in tax payments. The agency also offers various services to California residents through the Job Service, State Disability Insurance (SDI), Workforce Management, and Labor Market Information programs.

Your Ultimate Guide to 1099 Tax Filings and EDD Compliance Regulations

The wrong choice can mean thousands of dollars due to IRS, EDD, and CA State entities for back payroll taxes, worker’ compensation, fines, and fees. In extreme cases, misclassified workers can open a business up to criminal fraud charges for insurance fraud (think Workers compensation insurance avoidance)

EDD: Full Guide

The Employment Development Department (EDD) is the largest tax collection agency in the state of California. They’re responsible for collecting payroll taxes from over 17 million workers annually, accounting for over $31 billion in tax payments. The agency also offers various services to California residents through the Job Service, State Disability Insurance (SDI), Workforce Management, and Labor Market Information programs.

EDD Audit Case study

When CA EDD did a site sweep, Ryan found himself facing a potentially catastrophic EDD Audit.

California EDD: 1099 Contractors vs Employees How to Tell the Difference

The primary goal of the California Employment Development Department is to investigate companies whose employees are potentially misclassified as contractors when they should be classified as employees.

Stop an EDD Audit of Your 1099s in its Tracks

Assembly Bill 5, which required companies to reclassify most independent contractors as employees, is hurting employees. 

Navigating an EDD Audit: What to Expect

An EDD audit is common if the EDD is concerned that your business has not correctly paid employment-related taxes or has mislabeled employees as independent contractors. An independent contractor who files for unemployment or disability benefits will raise suspicion with the EDD because contractors are not eligible for these programs.

Can your 1099’s open you up to an EDD audit?

Businesses with multiple 1099s may have inadvertently opened themselves up to EDD audit or investigation.

Top EDD Audit Triggers

California business owners are familiar with the ever-present threat of an EDD audit. EDD audits businesses for a variety of reasons.