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Helpful publications

  • Corporation tax law changes - Details of changes to multistate corporation tax law.
  • FTB 689 - Read the Fine Print: Forming A Business Entity Outside of California
  • FTB 982 - How to Select an Income Tax Return Preparer
  • FTB 984 - Common Business Expenses for the Business Owner and Highlights of the Federal/State Differences. Also available in:
  • FTB 985 - Audit/Protest/Appeals - The Process
  • FTB 987 - Top Twelve Tax Scams
  • FTB 989 - Understanding California Taxes
  • FTB 1123 - Forms of Ownership
  • FTB 3730 - Online Buying or Selling—Know Your Tax Obligation


Government entity Find information on
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
  • Sales tax
  • Use tax
  • Seller's permit
California Business Portal A one-stop-shop, assisting business owners navigate through the different stages of business development.
California Secretary of State
  • Registering your business
  • Business resources
California State Controller's Office
California Tax Service Center Business resources - Provided by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, and Internal Revenue Service.
Employment Development Department Payroll tax
Internal Revenue Service
  • Federal income tax
  • Employment identification number (EIN)

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