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New Field on Your Tax Return
New this year on the personal income tax return, we added a date of birth field for the taxpayer and the taxpayer’s spouse/RDP. / more+
Assessing the Mandatory E-pay Penalty
Starting January 1, 2011, we began enforcing the mandatory e-pay penalty. / more+
Attach CA Schedule K-1s to avoid Erroneous Contacts to Your Partners, Members, and Shareholders
We are concerned about what we call "erroneous contacts"; sending notification or correction letters when we do not have to. / more+
Top 10 Errors
Just in time for the filing season crunch, we offer the Top 10 Personal Income Tax and Business Entity errors that delay return processing in 2010. / more+
Head of Household Guidelines
Some of your clients may inquire about claiming the head of household filing status. / more+
Available Now: Free California Source Income Withholding Webinar
We will host a free California source income withholding webinar in March 2011. / more+
Web Pay for Businesses – The Fast and Convenient Way to Make Payments
Web Pay for businesses is a fast and convenient way for your business clients (corporations, partnerships, and LLCs) to make payments to us. / more+
Your 24-Hour FTB
It’s now tax season and working 9 to 5 is just a memory. It seems that you get those pesky questions after our phone lines close or in some cases even before they are open. / more+
Make Sure LLCs Classified as a Partnership Use the Correct California Forms
We are seeing some limited liability companies (LLCs) classified as partnerships filing the incorrect forms. This causes confusion, processing delays, and potential penalties that can be avoided. / more+
Ask the Advocate
Should California Have a Stand-Alone Return?
On December 2, 2010, we held the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing and we received a lot of good feedback as well as comments and suggestions on how we could improve our services. This month, I would like to share one of the suggestions received and our response to it. / more+
As part of education and outreach to our tax professional community, we participate in many different presentations and fairs. We provided this calendar to show the events we are attending. / more+
Take a look at the changes happening here at FTB. / more+
Our monthly summary on bringing tax criminals to justice, and closing the tax gap one case at a time. / more+
Doing Business in California
California defines "doing business" as actively engaging in any transaction for the purpose of financial or pecuniary gain or profit. For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2011, the definition of doing business under R&TC 23101 is expanded. / more+
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