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Press Release Archive - 2009

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Statewide Press Releases

Date Topic
December 8, 2009 New Federal Law Benefits Nonresident Military Spouses
November 30, 2009 Franchise Tax Board’s Annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing
November 2, 2009 California to Stop Mailing Tax Booklets to Nonresidents
October 8, 2009 Extended Due Date Deadline Is October 15 for Filing State Tax Returns
September 14, 2009 Thousands of Businesses Need to File State Tax Returns
August 27, 2009 2009 State Income Tax Rates Adjusted
  • See the attached chart for filing requirement amounts and tax rates.
August 17, 2009 Franchise Tax Board Advises Against Frivolous Tax Arguments
August 06, 2009 Franchise Tax Board Auditing ‘Head of Household’ Returns
July 20, 2009 Franchise Tax Board Changes Call Center Hours
July 7, 2009 Registered Warrants Can Pay Your State Income Tax Bill
July 2, 2009 State´s New Home Tax Credit Gone
June 22, 2009 State´s New Home Tax Credit Going Fast
June 19, 2009 California Taxpayers Urged to Report Offshore Bank Income
June 11, 2009 Taxpayers Should Review Their Withholding to Avoid Tax Bills Next April
May 20, 2009 State Tax Information Available Online
April 29, 2009 State Reports on Median Income for 2007
April 22, 2009 California Taxpayers Go Green
April 14, 2009 Last Minute Tips for California Taxpayers
April 09, 2009 State Releases List of Top 250 Tax Debtors
March 27, 2009 FTB Offers Tax Guidance for Ponzi Scheme Victims
March 26, 2009 FTB’s Free e-file Program, CalFile, Now Available in Spanish
March 24, 2009 One Half Million State Tax Returns Ready and Waiting
March 16, 2009 Free Tax Help is Available
March 02, 2009 State’s Annual Nonfiler Program Begins
February 27, 2009 Taxpayers Cautioned to Carefully Choose Tax Preparers
January 23, 2009 Franchise Tax Board Offers Help to Taxpayers Experiencing Financial Stress
January 21, 2009 State Announces Tax Changes at Start of Filing Season

Regional Press Releases

Date Topic
December 30, 2009 Elk Grove Woman Sentenced to Prison for Grand Theft, State Income Tax Evasion
December 2, 2009 Former State Bar Employee Pleads to Embezzlement, State Income Tax Evasion
November 19, 2009 Sunland Interior Designer Sentenced for State Income Tax Fraud and Insurance Fraud
November 16, 2009 Chino Hills Tax Preparers Found Guilty of State Income Tax Fraud
November 10, 2009 Santa Barbara Woman Pleads No Contest to State Income Tax Evasion, Grand Theft
October 29, 2009 Two Sentenced in Unrelated State Income Tax Cases
October 8, 2009 Santa Clarita Couple Surrender to State Income Tax Charges, Grand Theft, Embezzlement
September 30, 2009 Man Arrested at Sacramento Superior Court on State Income Tax Evasion Charges
September 24, 2009 Inland Valley Empire Real Estate Agent Guilty of State Income Tax Evasion, Grand Theft
September 24, 2009 Azusa Couple Sentenced for State Income Tax Fraud, Grand Theft
September 1, 2009 Richmond Businessman Arrested for State Income Tax Evasion
August 24, 2009 Former Payroll Clerk Sentenced for State Income Tax Evasion and Grand Theft
August 11, 2009 Fake CPA, Partner Arrested for Bogus Investment Scheme
August 05, 2009 Contractors Nailed on State Income Tax Evasion – Restitution Ordered in Excess of $1.4 million
June 29, 2009 Buena Park Physician, Wife Held to Answer on Grand Theft, State Income Tax Charges
June 28, 2009 Help Needed to Put the “Volunteer” in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
June 18, 2009 Former Sacramento Auto Dealer Bookkeeper Sentenced to Prison for State Income Tax Evasion
June 15, 2009 Former Cedars-Sinai Employee Sentenced on Grand Theft, State Income Tax Charges
June 03, 2009 San Diego Used Auto Dealer Arrested on Additional State Income Tax Charges
May 22, 2009 Former Sacramento Auto Dealer Bookkeeper Faces Added State Income Tax Charges
May 08, 2009 Doctor Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Performing Unnecessary Surgeries on Healthy Patients in $154 Million Medical Insurance Fraud Scheme - Issued by the Orange County District Attorney's Office
Mary 05, 2009 La Mirada Physician Sentenced on State Income Tax Evasion
April 02, 2009 Danville Couple Pleads in Underground Economy Case
April 02, 2009 Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance and State Income Tax Evasion
April 02, 2009 Sacramento Attorney Pleads to Grand Theft, State Income Tax Evasion
April 02, 2009 Inland Empire Tax Preparer Sentenced for Filing False State Income Tax Returns
March 05, 2009 Restitution Ordered in Identity Theft, Online Auction House Scam
February 23, 2009 Former Vice President of Finance Pleads Guilty to Grand Theft, False State Income Tax Returns
February 20, 2009 Capper Pleading Guilty In the Largest Medical Insurance Fraud Case In the Nation May Be Sentenced To 20 Years - Issued By the Orange County District Attorney's Office
February 20, 2009 Inland Empire Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False State Income Tax Returns
February 18, 2009 Ukiah Banker Pleads No Contest to Grand Theft, State Income Tax Fraud
February 09, 2009 Sacramento Bookkeeper Pleads to Grand Theft, State Income Tax Fraud
February 03, 2009 Former San Diego Woman Pleads Guilty to Grand Theft, State Income Tax Evasion
January 29, 2009 Sacramento Bookkeeper Arrested on Grand Theft, Embezzlement
January 09, 2009 Phony CPA Arrested On State Income Tax Charges, Business Colleague Also Arrested

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Media Clips - Video

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Topic Media Clips
Tax returns being processed at the Franchise Tax Board B-Roll Part 1 | Part 2

Media Host Guide

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Filing Season Fact Sheets

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