Tax News
May 2012

New Top 500 Tax Debtors Unveiled

We released our first Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayer list.  / more+

Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Installment Agreement

As of March 12, 2012, taxpayers are able to request an installment agreement through our IVR system.  / more+

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

Tax Forums registration is now open!  / more+

CSTC Summer Symposium 2012

Register for the California Society of Tax Consultants’ Summer Symposium offered in Reno, NV on June 3 - 6, 2012.  / more+

Strategic Plan Available Online

We are pleased to announce our new Strategic Plan is posted to our website.  / more+

Tax News Flashes

We flashed this article on April 3:
IRS Penalty Relief to Farmers Affected by MF Global

On March 23, 2012, IRS published IR 2012-37 providing relief to farmers and fishermen affected by the MF Global bankruptcy. As an unusual circumstance, this relief is available through California’s existing estimate tax waiver process as described below.  / more+

We flashed this article on April 11:
CSEA Super Seminars 2012

Register now for Super Seminar 2012 at! CSEA’s premier educational event is offered May 15 - 17 in Las Vegas, NV and May 31 - June 2 in Reno, NV!  / more+

We flashed this article on April 16:
Franchise Tax Board Updates Guidance on Real Estate Tax Deductions

We issued new guidance to taxpayers who deduct real estate taxes on their state and federal returns.  / more+

Ask the Advocate

When Does an Out-of-State California Business or Individual Need to File a California Income Tax Return?

Sole proprietors and business entities, not based in California, still may be subject to California taxation if they are doing business in California or have income from California sources.  / 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+

Big Business

Legal Issues New Guidance

In March, our legal division issued guidance on two important issues.  / more+