Tax News November 2020

  • Legislative update 2020

    The following bills impacting FTB were chaptered in the second half of the 2019-2020 session of the California State Legislature.

  • Standard deductions, exemption amounts, and tax rates for 2020 tax year

    Each year, we update for inflation (based on the California Consumer Price Index (CCPI) as defined in the Revenue and Taxation Code), the California:

    • Standard deduction.
    • Personal/Senior exemption amounts.
    • Tax rate schedules.
  • California conformity with IRAs for 2020

    We have received several questions about California conformity with federal law regarding individual retirement accounts (IRAs).

  • Reminder: New credit to help small businesses

    In our October Tax News, we published an article about the new Small Business Hiring Credit (SBHC) (SB 1447) available for small businesses impacted by economic disturbances in 2020.

  • Exempt organization filing due dates

    Exempt organizations are required to file annual information returns by the 15th day of the 5th month following the close of their taxable year.

  • More information on wildfire/disaster relief

    Additional information has been released about special tax filing relief for Californians affected by recent wildfires.

  • Ask the Advocate

    Change is in the air

  • MyFTB Corner

    Expanding the collection notices available online

  • All About Business

    Reminder: File C Corporation returns by November 15, 2020

  • Event Calendar

    As part of education and outreach to our tax professional community, we participate in many different presentations and fairs. We provide a calendar that shows the events we attend (virtually), as well as other events happening with us, such as interested party and board meetings.

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