Tax News
February 2009

FTB Offers Assistance to Taxpayers in Financial Stress

Some of your clients may be facing financial difficulties so remind them FTB has help available. / more+

Innocent Spouse Program Changes

As of January 1, 2009, California's innocent spouse relief statute1 expired. / more+

Conservation Land Sales to the State

Taxpayers who sell land to the state for conservation purposes are eligible to claim a charitable contribution on their tax return for the value of the land in excess of the price paid. / more+

A Great Way to Assist Your Clients

By using the personalized Web Pay handout, you provide a useful reminder for each of your clients. / more+

Do All Your Tax Stuff Online!

With instant access to taxpayer information, 24 hours a day, doing your tax stuff online will save you, and your clients, time and hassle. / more+

What's New for 2009?

During the past year, we have made changes to our online applications in order to make tax filing easier for California taxpayers and tax professionals. Check out our improved technology available and tips on how to navigate successfully through the next few months.

  • Improved Technology Options

  • FTB Tax Season Tips / more+

California Real Estate Withholding Laws Change

Assembly Bill 3078 amended California Revenue and Taxation Code sections 18662 and 18668 withholding laws effective January 1, 2009. Changes are as follows.  / more+

Inside FTB

Package X hotline number scheduled to disconnect April 16, 2009. / more+

Criminal Corner

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