The guest on this episode is Ernest Howard, CPA, based in Los Angeles, shares his thoughts and insight on California AB-5 and the Dymex Decision and how it will be catastrophic to many California businesses.

With AB-5, effective January 1, 2020, many independent contractors that fail the 3-part test, known as the “ABC” test, in California, will be considered W2 employees for purposes of claims for wages and benefits.

Ernest Howard, CPA, based in Los Angeles., offers a full range of accounting, tax, business consulting, bookkeeping, tax planning and tax audit defense services.  Ernest is key leadership of the California CPA Society in Los Angeles and on the State level.  CalCPA is your connection to your profession.

CalCPA’s 40,000 members are indisputably California’s finest CPAs, leading business and finance professionals, students and educators, dedicated to an unparalleled level of integrity. We receive tremendous support from CPA firms and employers and we exist to support the profession

We have been a leader in continuing education for decades, Our live events, courses, conferences, webcasts, self-study products and luxury CPE deliver quality education and build technical knowledge—fostering excellence in individuals and the profession. All licensed dues paying members CalCPA members receive FREE Ethics course and CPAs joining for first time also receive a FREE eight-hour course.

Opportunities abound to meet and network with other CPA professionals in-person—and online—to collaborate on issues or share tips and resources that will make your business more successful and your professional life easier.

With CalCPA, your voice will be heard when accounting standards and practice issues are debated in the California Legislature or through the regulatory process. 

We are your advocate.
Core to CalCPA is enhancing the image and promoting the integrity of the CPA profession. CalCPA most directly influences key constituencies and public perception of CPAs through public and media relations as well as image advertising and community outreach programs.

CalCPA provides you the tools you need to be successful, from breaking news on professional issues to newsletters and an award winning print and digital magazine.

Not to mention members-only discounts from the CalCPA Education Foundation and our 14 local chapters, affinity partners, Camico Liability Insurance and through The Group Insurance Trust of the society, which offers competitively priced group health and welfare benefits to CalCPA member firms.

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