Tax News
September 2015

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The 1-2-3’s for DBA’s

Naming a business is an important branding exercise. When any person or entity carrying on a trade or business for profit in California decides to use a name which does not include the owner’s last name, portray the nature of the business, or is not the entity’s legal name, a fictitious business name (FBN) statement must be filed.  / more+

Self-Service and Other Assistance Options

Are you seeking fast, easy access to your client’s account information?  / more+

Tips for Claiming the New Employment Credit

The New Employment Credit (NEC) is a credit available to businesses located in a designated area in the state.  / more+

Good News for Contributors to the College Access Tax Credit Fund!

The College Access Tax Credit (CATC) is a state tax credit for taxpayers who make authorized contributions of money to the CATC Fund.  / more+

Schedule K-1 and Withholding

We organized a list of items you should consider when you prepare your clients’ Schedule K-1s and your clients have a withholding credit. / more+

Schedule EO Forms

This month, we highlight the Schedule EO forms, 568 Schedule EO and 565 Schedule EO.  / more+

CTP Symposium

On August 5, 2015, the Computerized Tax Processors (CTP) program held its first annual CTP Symposium at the Franchise Tax Board for tax preparation software development companies (CTP vendors).  / more+

Ask the Advocate

Time to Check Your Clients’ Withholding and Estimated Payments

We are two-thirds of the way through 2015, which makes this a good time to check on whether your clients' tax payments to date (both withholding and estimated) are in line with their expected income tax liabilities for the year.  / more+

Chief Counsel Corner

Guidance for California Treatment of IC DISCs

Interest Charged Domestic International Sales Corporations (IC DISCs) are a federal tax-savings mechanism to encourage foreign exports.  / 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+

All About Business

What is a California Social Purpose Corporation?

Why would a company choose to adopt it? Many companies are now pursuing both returns for investors and attempting to achieve other special purposes. / more+

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