Tax News
April 2012

MyFTB Account

MyFTB Account offers a variety of services to assist you in the preparation of your clients’ personal income tax returns.  / more+

Access MyFTB Account for Individuals Webinar

Join us for a Webinar on Monday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  / more+

Web Pay

If your individual or business clients need to make tax payments to meet this year’s due date, encourage them to pay electronically using Web Pay.  / more+

What to Do if You Are a Victim of Identity Theft

If you or your client suspects identity theft has occurred, there are several steps that you will need to take to help protect your client.  / more+

How to Handle Misdirected Direct Deposit Refund (DDR)

We process millions of DDR requests each year and receive rejections on approximately 60,000 DDRs due to incorrect routing or account numbers.  / more+

New Waiver of Mandatory e-Payment Requirement

Last year, it was brought to our attention by the tax practitioner community, that there was no permanent waiver of the mandatory e-pay requirement for taxpayers who have a permanent physical or mental impairment that prevents them from using a computer.  / more+

Common Filing Errors

As the filing season crunch approaches, be aware of some common filing errors that may prevent, or delay the processing of your client’s return.  / more+

Systemic Issue Management System (SIMS) Issue

Issue:  A self-employed taxpayer with a federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) and no employees files a California tax return using their SSN. The taxpayer receives a 4600 Letter requesting a return for income reported using their EIN.  / more+

eDemand – A Tool for Escrow Companies

Escrow company lien-payoff requests are fast and easy with eDemand.  / more+

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

Tax Forums registration is now open!  / more+

Tax News Flashes

Flashed on March 19:
Understanding Real Estate Tax Deductions

We’ve put together a guide to help you understand how to correctly deduct real estate taxes as you complete current tax returns.  / more+

Ask the Advocate

Consider a Company “Status” When Buying or Selling

If your client is looking to buy or sell a company, they should consider the company’s “status” before they sign that dotted line.  / 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+

EDR in the News

See what’s new with our new Enterprise Data to Revenue (EDR) project.  / more+

Criminal Corner

Read about our efforts to bring tax criminals to justice, and to close the tax gap one case at a time.  / more+

Inside FTB

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