Tax News
January 2015

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California Treatment of the Self-Employed Insurance Deduction under the New Affordable Care Act

For purposes of the self-employed health insurance deduction, California currently conforms to the federal deduction for self-employed health insurance premiums, including the amount deductible for self-employed taxpayers who are allowed the IRC Section 36B refundable credit for coverage under a qualified health plan.  / more+

Board Meeting and Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing

On December 4, 2014, the Franchise Tax Board held its annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing along with a regularly-scheduled board meeting.  / more+

California's New Filing Requirement for 1031 Exchanges

Over the past year, several Tax News articles have provided taxpayers and representatives important information relating to the new IRC Section 1031 filing requirement for California.  / more+

ReadyReturn Features now Available in CalFile

We now include ReadyReturn’s best features in our other free online filing application, CalFile.  / more+

Reminder: New Business Entity e-file Requirement

The new business entity e-file requirement law (Assembly Bill 2754) became effective January 1, 2015.  / more+

No Withholding Refunds to Pass-Through Entities

As the real estate market improves, more real estate sales mean more real estate withholding.  / more+

ftb.ca.gov Goes Responsive

In January, you will notice a difference in the look and feel of ftb.ca.gov.  / more+

Ask the Advocate

More CalCPA Questions and Answers

On October 21, 2014, we held our annual liaison meeting with the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.  / more+

Event Calendar

As part of education and outreach to our tax professional community, we participate in many different presentations and fairs.  / more+

Inside FTB

Take a look at the changes happening here at FTB.  / more+

Criminal Corner

Read about our efforts to bring tax criminals to justice, and to close the tax gap one case at a time.  / more+

All About Business

Contract Voidability – Now Applies to All Nonqualified/Nonregistered Foreign Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)

In March 2014 Tax News article, Contracts at Risk, we discussed contract voidability.  / more+

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