Tax News
January 2009

Remember to ask your clients about use tax. They may owe on out-of-State purchases.

It’s income tax time again and that means it’s also time to discuss with your clients how they can report and pay use tax on their state income tax return for out-of-state purchases made during the 2008 tax year. / more+

TOP 10 personal Income tax errors that delay return processing - 2008

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TOP 10 business entity tax errors that delay return processing - 2008

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CSEA Annual State Agencies Liaison Meeting in Sacramento

In September 2008, the California Society of Enrolled Agents hosted the CSEA/State Tax Agencies Liaison Meeting in Sacramento. / more+

Record keeping requirements

After recent audits of personal income tax returns, we recognize that taxpayers and preparers may not be aware of the rules and regulations pertaining to the requirements of record keeping for expenses and deductions. / more+

Third party designee

Beginning with the 2008 California income tax return, individual taxpayers may now designate a friend, family member, or any other person (including a paid preparer) they choose to discuss their tax return with FTB.
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Changes for businesses

The California Legislature recently enacted Assembly Bill 1452. It contains several provisions that affect business entities and individual taxpayers with business income.  / more+

Guidelines for claiming head of household

The filing season is just around the corner. Many of your clients will inquire about claiming the head of household filing status. / more+

AVAILABLE NOW: Our Limited-Term 2008 Nonresident Withholding Incentive Program

We are offering a 2008 Nonresident Withholding Incentive Program (NWIP) for a limited time to withholding agents who are first-time filers and remitters of nonresident, nonwage withholding. / more+

Inside FTB

  • Tax Practitioner's Hotline Unit
  • Package X discontinued - second Notification / more+

Criminal Corner

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