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    Cindy is head of the firm's business and tax team and represents both for profit and nonprofit clients in all types of general corporate transactional matters including entity formations, corporate governance, compensation ...

On July 12, 2019, the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (“CUIAB”) recently added the latest stick to a growing pile of authority that linguists working for interpretation or translation companies are independent contractors.  This holding clarified that under the Borello standard (which still controls in the context of the Unemployment Insurance Code) interpreters and translators can be, in certain circumstances, properly considered independent contractors.

Worker classification is an ongoing issue for most employers. Unfortunately, misclassification of workers can result in substantial liability for employers, with such liability arising in many different ways.  

Individuals impersonating IRS officials are out there, using their best efforts to intimidate people into paying a fake tax bill.  Scams take many shapes and forms, such as phone calls, letters, and emails.  Some scammers may even threaten to arrest or deport their would-be victim if they don’t pay.  The IRS continually updates its website (www.irs.gov) with information on the most current scams and how to report them.  Here is an overview of how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers.

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For a variety of reason, a business may desire to change its form of entity (e.g. convert from a limited liability company to a corporation) or change its state of organization (e.g. converting from a California corporation to a Nevada corporation) or merge with another entity.  In the past, if a nonprofit organization wanted to enact changes similar to these, it often was required to submit a new application for tax exemption with the IRS, which can be burdensome.

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