Tax News
November 2009

Advisory Board Recognizes Dedication

At the FTB Advisory Board October meeting, we presented David Doerr, Chief Tax Consultant for the California Taxpayer's Association, with a certificate of appreciation recognizing his 50 years of service to California taxpayers. / more+

540X Easy Reply Amended Return Pilot Program

We will soon begin a pilot program giving certain taxpayers the option of quickly concluding an audit when first contacted by us, if the taxpayer agrees with the proposed adjustments to their return. / more+

Useful Information Found on MyFTB Account – Tell your clients

MyFTB Account is a resource that’s available for your clients to access useful tax information 24/7. / more+

Documents, Second Mortgages, Tax Reporting – How to Handle a Foreclosed Home for Tax Purposes

In our July 2009, Foreclosure and Short Sales, and October 2009, Business Foreclosures or Short Sales, issues of Tax News, we addressed some of the questions we received related to a foreclosure. / more+

FTB/CSEA Liaison Meeting a Success

On September 25, we attended the California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA) annual Liaison meeting. / more+

540NR Booklet Mass Mailing Discontinued

We decided to discontinue the mass mailing of our Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Booklet California 540NR directly to taxpayers. / more+

Small Business

Announcing the California Child Support Guide for Business

DCSS announces the California Child Support – A Guide for Business – a complete step-by-step web-based guide designed to help employers meet child support requirements in California. / more+

Ask the Advocate

Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate Role

As the Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate, I continue to be pro-active, visible, and accessible to taxpayers. / 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+