Tax News
June 2011

Summary of Federal Income Tax Changes 2010

Do you ever wonder how new federal tax laws or changes to existing federal tax laws affect California? / more+

2011 IRS Tax Forums

Join your colleagues for three days of informative education sessions, training, and networking.  / more+

Treasury Offset Program in Full Swing

On June 20, 2011, we will fully participate in the Federal Treasury Offset Program.  / more+

New: Reduced Withholding for Foreign Partners

Effective January 1, 2011, we began applying Federal Treasury Regulation 1.1446-6 procedures, which allow foreign partners to request reduced or no withholding of California tax on effectively connected taxable income from California sources allocable to a foreign partner.  / more+

Free Withholding Forms and Processing Changes Webinars

We designed this webinar for those who must withhold and submit resident, nonresident, and back up withholding on California source income.  / more+

Common Fees

We compiled a chart of the common fees we apply and the descriptions for your convenience.  / more+

Head of Household Audit Questionnaires Coming in July

The 2010 head of household (HOH) season is just around the corner.  / more+

Ask the Advocate

What State Is that Income Sourced to Again?

As the Advocate, taxpayers often bring me issues that cannot be resolved through normal channels. / 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+

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

Offshore Tax Avoidance – What's All the Buzz?

Federal criminal tax prosecution hit a ten-year high in 2010 largely due to a continuing crackdown on offshore tax evasion. IRS data shows a 25 percent increase from 2001 regarding cases referred for prosecution (USA Today, 4/17/2011).  / more+