Tax News
June 2008

Upsurge in email scams

The latest crop of scams and schemes designed to separate taxpayers from their money and their identity. / more+

Filing compliance agreements will aid certain out-of-state nonfilers

Certain out-of-state corporations, limited liability companies, and trusts can avoid penalties if they file a compliance agreement with FTB, and voluntarily meet their filing requirements and pay their unpaid taxes. / more+

California counties' median income for 2006

Bay area counties claim the top four median income spots again - and El Dorado County hangs on to its number five slot. Find out where your county's median income stacks up on the list of 58 counties. / more+

CSI at FTB?

Computer forensic lab helps solve tax crimes

FTB's special agents solve crimes and locate the money, using sophisticated computer technology and techniques to find evidence seemingly hidden away in computer systems. / more+

California Indians and California tax

Many Californians believe that income earned by the more than 265,000 Native Americans living in this state is exempt from tax. In some cases, this belief is correct. In many other cases, it is a false belief. This often-misunderstood issue is explored in a series of comprehensive questions and answers. / more+

Want to learn more about HOH or RAR?

Mark your calendars for the 2008 series of workshops on Head of Household and Revenue Agents Reports. We will be mailing invitation letters in June to chapters of the California Society of Enrolled Agents, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of Tax Professionals, and other tax professional organizations. / more+

Inside FTB

  • e-filed Returns and RINs.
  • RDPs may receive underpayment of estimated tax penalty in error.
  • e-file Helps California go green. / more+

Criminal Corner

Our monthly summary on bringing tax criminals to justice, and closing the tax gap one case at a time. / more+