Tax News
May 2015

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Following a Federal Determination for Research Credit Cases

In a prior Tax News article, we shared our Research Credit best practices with you. Since then, we reinforced these best practices with our staff and continue to evaluate opportunities to improve and streamline our research credit cases.  / more+

Real Estate Withholding Process Improvements

Have you or your clients experienced real estate withholding problems?  / more+

Real Estate Withholding Publication Draft Available for Comment

We are in the process of revising the FTB Pub 1016, Real Estate Withholding Guidelines to correspond to the new real estate withholding regulations, which became effective July 1, 2014.  / more+

Summary of Federal Income Tax Changes for 2014

Each year we are required to provide an annual report to the Legislature concerning changes to federal tax law that occurred during the previous calendar year and the effect of those changes on California law.  / more+

Closing a California Business Entity?

In March, we outlined steps to set up a business entity in California by filing a form with the California Secretary of State (SOS).  / more+

Senior Head of Household Credit

California taxpayers have many credits available. For example, for tax year 2014, qualifying taxpayers who claimed the Senior Head of Household Credit could receive a maximum credit of $1,300.  / more+

Ask the Advocate

Our New Tax Practitioner Liaison

I am pleased to announce an addition to the Taxpayers' Rights Advocate Office.  / more+

Event Calendar

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

EDR in the News

See what’s new with our new Enterprise Data to Revenue (EDR) project.  / more+

All About Business

LLC Federal Tax Classification Change from Disregarded Single-Member to Multiple-Member Partnership

A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a hybrid-business entity created under state civil law that blends elements of the sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporate structures.  / more+

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