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Technical Advice Memorandums available online
TAMs issued since 2000 are now online. And in case you’re wondering, a TAM is advice given by our Legal Division in response to specific questions from FTB staff, containing valuable information, and answers to questions you may have also. / more+
Answers to alimony questions
A useful primer on alimony – what alimony is and isn’t, reporting alimony income and taking an alimony payment deduction, whether Registered Domestic Partners are affected, and other alimony-related issues. / more+
FTB and CTEC join forces to ensure tax preparers are legit
If you prepare tax returns, and you’re not an enrolled agent, CPA, or attorney, you need to register with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC). FTB and CTEC are working together to find unregistered tax preparers, help them get on board with the program, and avoid the $2500 penalty for not being registered. / more+
FTB seeks tax returns from 750,000 nonfilers
After cross-referencing the more than 350 million income records we receive annually, we are "reaching out" to three-quarters of a million people who earned income but did not file a tax return last year. / more+
Eight new enterprise zones: Possible boost to California's economy
Governor Schwarzenegger announces new Enterprise Zones, noting their ability to energize local economies and ultimately, help build the state’s economy. / more+
The IRS offers free tax calendar
Small businesses and the self-employed can hardly afford to be without the IRS tax calendar. It offers tips and useful information on general business taxes, electronic filing and paying options, retirement plans, business publications and forms, common tax filing dates, and of course – so much more. / more+
Getting financially educated
End financial illiteracy! Refer you clients to our new Financial Literacy Website and help them answer some of their basic questions during the busy filing season. / more+
- Important information about the IRA deduction
- Requesting filed returns? Take note of the new PO Box / more+
Our monthly summary on bringing tax criminals to justice, and closing the tax gap one case at a time. / more+
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