Tax News
December 2009

Legislative wrap-up 2009

Here is our annual summary of tax-related legislation enacted this session. / more+

Free backup withholding webinar

California conforms to federal backup withholding beginning January 1, 2010. / more+

Corporation tax law changes in California

Recently enacted California legislation adopted new statutes and amended existing statutes that result in major changes to how corporations are taxed in California. / more+

Find forms faster and easier with our form locator

On December 15, 2009, we will have a new search tool on our forms webpage; it is called the Form Locator. / more+

Provisional payment plan pilot program begins December 2009

Our collection response and resolution section will begin to offer a provisional payment plan for personal income taxpayers. Taxpayers who qualify for this pilot program will be allowed to make payments towards their tax liability without involuntary collection action taking place, while they prepare and submit their missing valid tax returns to us. / more+

Top 10 personal income tax errors that delay return processing - 2009

Check to see where we found the most common errors on personal income tax returns. / more+

Top 10 business entity errors that delay return processing - 2009

Check to see where we found the most common errors on business entity returns. / more+

Small business

Will your client qualify for the new jobs credit?

Newly enacted state law, ABX3 15 (Assembly Budget Committee, Stats. 2009 Third Extraordinary Session, Ch. 10) allows a potential income tax credit of $3,000 to a qualified taxpayer for each additional full-time employee hired. / more+

Ask the advocate

Communication guidelines

Quite often we receive questions from taxpayers and practitioners on issues relating to the interpretation of provisions of the R&TC as well as policies and procedures of our department. / more+

Inside FTB

Take a look at the changes happening here at FTB. / more+

Criminal corner

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

Big business

Gross receipts fees discussed at CalCPA

On October 28, we attended the CalCPA Committee on Taxation, our annual liaison meeting. We shared legislative updates affecting us, changes to our auditing and collections, and new communication products available to our taxpayers and tax professionals. / more+