Monthly Archives: September 2014

GO-Biz Offers California Competes Tax Credit Workshops for Businesses

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is conducting free workshops across the state to explain how businesses apply for the California Competes Tax Credit. According to GO-Biz, the California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit … Continue reading

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Employers Must Implement Commuter Benefits Program by September 30th!

San Francisco Bay Area employers with 50 or more full-time employees within the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) geographic boundaries are now required to register and offer commuter benefits to their employees by September 30, 2014 in … Continue reading

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Many Employers Must Notify New employees About the Health Insurance Marketplace

Under the health care law, many employers must notify their new employees about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Employers are required to provide the notice to each new employee at the time of hiring beginning October 1, 2013. For 2014, the … Continue reading

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State Tax Relief for Napa County Earthquake Victims

The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced on September 16, 2014 a  special tax relief for California taxpayers affected by the August 2014 South Napa earthquake. The President declared Napa and Solano counties a major disaster on September 11, 2014. The disaster … Continue reading

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Amateur Coach Could be Employee Subject to Payroll Tax

Do you pay a coach for a school sports program, travel sports team, or league-sponsored sports event? These workers may be employees and payments for their services may be subject to employment taxes. The most important factor in determining whether a … Continue reading

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Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Signed Into Law For California

Today – September 10, 2014, California became the second state in the nation to provide paid sick leave. This morning, Governor Edmund G. Brown signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522). The effective date for employers … Continue reading

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Multiple state agencies conduct statewide underground economy sweep

The California Department of Insurance on August 27, 2014 led a statewide multi-agency outreach effort, visiting more than 50 businesses to educate business owners about their obligations to comply with insurance, licensing, workplace safety and labor laws, tax codes, and regulations. … Continue reading

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