Tax News
May 2011

Follow ‘Tax News’ on Twitter

To quickly notify you of urgent, time-sensitive information, we created an FTB Twitter account.  / more+

2010 Tax Season Stats

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New Legislation May Effect Your Clients

Senate Bill 86 became law on March 24, 2011. This bill included several items which may affect your clients’ tax return preparation next year.  / more+

Audit, Protest, Appeals Updated

We recently revised our publication 985, Audit, Protest, Appeals.  / more+

California Conforms to Federal Health Care Coverage

On April 7, 2011, California state law conforms to federal law that provides a new category of excludable or deductible medical care expenses for a child who has not attained age 27 as of the end of the taxable year. / more+

Liens and Installment Agreements

Generally, one option available to a taxpayer to resolve a balance due is to enter into an installment agreement.  / more+

Top 250 Tax Debtors List Updated

We updated our California’s 250 largest unpaid state income tax delinquencies list.  / more+

How Do We Measure Up?

Tax season is behind us, but we still face the ongoing fiscal shortfalls within the State of California.  / more+

Small Business

LLC Estimated Fee Due June 15th

For most calendar year LLCs, June 15 is the date that their 2011 estimated LLC fee is due  / more+

Ask the Advocate

Taxpayers’ Concerns after Filing Their Tax Returns

As the end of filing season approaches, taxpayers contact us with questions or concerns they have after filing their tax return.  / 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

Abusive Tax Avoidance Transaction Recap

California's tax system is based on voluntary compliance with the tax laws and the principle that everyone should pay their fair share of taxes.  / more+