|FTB eases criteria for claiming teacher retention credit|
You can still e-file California tax returns during the six-month extension period following the April 16, 2001 deadline.
We will accept e-filed returns until October 15, 2001. The extended due date for the Internal Revenue Service is August 15, 2001.
advantage of the many benefits of e-file. If you are not yet an approved Electronic
Return Originator (ERO) and you want to e-file your client's tax returns during
the extension period, request an e-file application (Form 8633) by calling
Teacher Retention Credit Form (Form 3505) requires teachers to enter the
date they received their certification and their credential number. Some teachers,
being unable to find their original teaching credential, have called the Commission
on Teacher Credentialing for help. Generally, these questions are in regard to
older credentials that the commission has archived on microfiche, and searching
is very time consuming. The volume of inquiries has created a backlog and makes
it difficult for the commission to do its ordinary work of processing new (and
renewing) credentials. |
To make it easier on taxpayers and the commission, we agree to accept the teacher's current
number and the year they received their first preliminary or clear
credential. Because teachers must calculate how many years they have taught with
a preliminary or clear credential in order to determine their credit, they must
know when they started. If they don't have that information, they should get a
copy of the credential before claiming the credit. Teachers, like all taxpayers,
are responsible for the accuracy of their return. They should keep records of
how they computed their years of service along with copies of related credentials
with their tax records. |
|Board of Equalization provides variety of translated tax information on Internet|
| To better
meet the needs of California's culturally diverse population, the California State
Board of Equalization now offers web-based tax information in a number of languages.
These documents are available free of charge at the Translated Publications
section of their web site (www.boe.ca.gov/transpubs/transpubs.htm).
Claude Parrish, Chairman, State Board of Equalization and member, Franchise Tax
Board, remarked: "The Board has been translating tax-related information
for some time, making this information accessible through the Internet is just
one more way we can increase our service to the public." |
The Board of Equalization recorded 1,447,219 hits on their web site last month and expects these translated publications to generate even more usage. Currently there are links to documents in four languages: Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese.
currently available include: