Tax News
November 2010

State Tax Relief Provided for Disaster Victims

Recent Legislation (AB 1662, AB 1690, and ABX6 11) designates several wildfires, storms, an earthquake, and an explosion as state disasters, thus providing the disaster victims with specific tax relief.  / more+

Assessing the Mandatory e-pay Penalty Begins 2011

Starting January 1, 2011, the mandatory e-pay penalty will be assessed when a person required to make payments electronically pays using any other method.  / more+

Penalty Reference Chart Updated

We updated the penalty reference chart (FTB 1024).  / more+

What is a Partial Lien Release?

A partial lien release releases a specific piece of property from a recorded state tax lien. However, it does not release the lien in its entirety.  / more+

Taxpayers Beware: eMail Phishing Scam

Warn your clients about a potential phishing scheme via email and caution them not to respond to the email.  / more+

Free Backup Withholding Seminars

Do you know the current backup withholding requirements?   / more+

Chaptered or Vetoed? - That is the Question

After the longest budget delay in state history, the Legislature and the Governor reach an agreement in early October.  / more+

Systemic Issue Update

Doing Business as an Insurance Company?

We received this issue through our Systemic Issue Management System.  / more+

Ask the Advocate

CSEA Meeting

On September 24, 2010, we held our annual liaison meeting with the California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA). This year, like every year, they had some really great questions for FTB staff.  / more+

Event Calendar

Education and Outreach Events: November, December, and January.  / more+

Inside FTB

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

Criminal Corner

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

Big Business

Suspension and Revivor 101 - Part 4

Suspension or forfeiture, and contacts made by the entity in California will be voidable at that time.  / more+