Tax News
April 2011

Live Chat

In March, we launched our new Live Chat web-based communication application available to all taxpayers.  / more+

State Tax Relief for California Winter Storm Victims

California taxpayers affected by the recent winter storms in California qualify for special tax relief.  / more+

Use Tax Requirements

BOE offers information on its website at to help educate taxpayers on their tax obligations so that they may voluntarily comply and possibly avoid unnecessary filing delays and penalties.  / more+

Returns and Payments Due on April 18

This is a reminder, that due to the Emancipation Day holiday, both federal and state returns and payments normally due on April 15, will be due on Monday, April 18.  / more+

Have Questions About Estate, Inheritance, or Gift Taxes?

Contact the State Controller's Office. The Tax Administration Section, of the State Controller’s office administers the Estate Tax, Inheritance Tax, and Gift Tax programs for the State of California.  / more+

New Federal Tax Treatment of Community Property for Registered Domestic Partners and Same-Sex Marriages

The federal tax treatment of the community income of California registered domestic partners (RDP) and same-sex married couples (SSMC) has changed.  / more+

State Reports on Median Income for 2009

The statewide median income for all personal income tax returns decreased to $34,079
(5.1 percent below 2008), while the median income listed on joint returns decreased to $65,025 (5.7 percent below 2008) according to our statistics.  / more+

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Small Business

California Group Nonresident Return
Recently, we have received questions asking if a business entity can file a group return, also called a composite return, on behalf of its nonresident individual shareholders/partners/members rather than each individual shareholder/partner/member having to file a Form 540NR, California Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return.  / more+

Ask the Advocate

NASSCO Guidance
In our February issue of Tax News, I wrote about the Appeal of NASSCO Holdings, Inc 2010-SBE-001, November 17, 2010, which held that a corporate taxpayer may use Enterprise Zone credits and/or the Manufacturing Investment Credit (MIC) to reduce corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT).  / more+

Event Calendar

As part of education and outreach to our tax professional community, we participate in many different presentations and fairs. We provided this calendar to show the events we are attending.  / more+

Criminal Corner

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