Tax News
February 2012

Head of Household Guidelines

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

New Taxpayer Liabilities - Court-Ordered Restitution and Investigation Collection

Recently, we added Court-Ordered Restitution (COR) and Court-Ordered Investigations (COI) costs awarded to us in criminal proceedings to our internal accounting systems.  / more+

New Withholding Tool

You asked for it at our Advisory Board Meeting and we listened.  / more+

New Video for Our Tax News Live Series

We just posted another video to our products page.  / more+

Real Property Taxes

In response to our education and outreach effort on the deductibility of real property taxes, we continue to receive many comments and questions about what is deductible and how to find it on a property tax bill.  / more+

New Legislation - Credit for Fresh Fruits or Fresh Vegetables Donations

Beginning January 1, 2012, qualified taxpayers may receive a tax credit for donations to California food banks.  / more+

Tax News Flashes

Flashed on January 5:
Our Entire Website Now Uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Encryption

Effective Monday, December 19, 2011, our entire website was secured using SSL encryption.  / more+

Ask the Advocate

How Your Clients may Avoid Wages and Salary Garnishments

This year we are contacting more than 900,000 people who did not file a 2010 state income tax return.  / 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+

EDR in the News

See what’s new with our new Enterprise Data to Revenue (EDR) project.  / more+

Inside FTB

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

Criminal Corner

Read about our efforts to bring tax criminals to justice, and to close the tax gap one case at a time.  / more+

Federal Health Care Tax Credit for Small Business

We encourage small businesses to review IRS guidelines to determine eligibility for the small business health care tax credit.  / more+