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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Tax News
July 2014

Updates to Withhold at Source Regulations

Our updated nonwage withholding regulations (Regulation Sections 18662-0 through 18662-8 and 19002) are effective July 1, 2014.  / more+

California Tax Bills of Interest

At the beginning of each legislative season, many interesting tax bills always get introduced, but as legislators consider them, many never make it past the first round of cuts.  / more+

Head of Household Audit Questionnaires Coming in August

The 2013 head of household (HOH) season is just around the corner.  / more+

Successfully Implemented Credit Card Payment Option for Businesses

On May 1, 2014, we successfully implemented the credit card payment option for business taxpayers online and in our field offices.  / more+

CTEC Raises Registration Fee to $33

Effective August 1, 2014, the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) will increase its annual registration fee for tax preparers from $25 to $33. / more+

Coming soon - New Archive Section of

Beginning in July 2014, our website will have a new archive section. / more+

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

Register now! Join tax professionals from across the country for a Tax Forum, which offers three days of the latest tax law information, hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, and exhibits of the newest products and services to improve your business. / more+

Two Interested Party Meetings Coming Up

We plan to hold two interested party meetings (IPM) on July 8, 2014. / more+

Ask the Advocate

FTB’s Advisory Board

At least once a year, Franchise Tax Board’s Executive Officer holds an advisory board to discuss issues relating to California income tax.  / more+

Event Calendar

As part of education and outreach to our tax professional community, we participate in many different presentations and fairs.  / 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+

Big Business

Avoid the 2014 Minimum Franchise or Annual Tax

If your client did not conduct business this year, now is the time to talk to your client.  / more+

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