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Spidell's California Minute

Check out Spidell's California Minute — a podcast dedicated to providing you with California tax news snippets. We'll be bringing you tips and hot topics that will save you time, and save your clients tax, in an audio format that you can access at your office or on your phone. So give us a minute, and we'll give you news you can use.
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Sep 14, 2018

This week we have some stats on FTB business audits, including the FTB's business audit workload, how long these cases are taking, and how much revenue is being generated from these audits.

Sep 7, 2018

This week we're covering some of the bills that made to the Governor's desk and are awaiting his signature, including another bill in conflict with the IRS's recent proposed regulations.

Aug 31, 2018

This week we're covering the IRS proposed regulations disallowing charitable contribution deductions to funds that many states put in place to circumvent the limitation on state and local tax deductions.

Aug 24, 2018

This week we have some follow-up information regarding the problems that practitioners have been having with accessing client accounts through MyFTB.

Aug 17, 2018

This week we're covering the high points of the recently-released proposed regulations under §199A.

Aug 10, 2018

This week we're covering a lighter non-tax topic: waste and misuse of time by state employees.

Aug 2, 2018

This week we’re covering the filing requirements for Form FTB 3840 when a passthrough or disregarded entity does a like-kind exchange.

Jul 27, 2018

This week we’re covering who can and cannot sign a tax return for a fee in California and the potential penalties.

Jul 20, 2018

This week we’re covering data breaches and what to do if your practice has been affected.

Jul 13, 2018

This week we're covering tax preparer regulation efforts, starting with the recent situation in Nevada that's keeping Enrolled Agents from being able to do their jobs.

Jul 6, 2018

This week we’re covering an initiative to split California into smaller pieces and how that would play out if it passes.

Jun 29, 2018

This week we’re covering the recent Wayfair decision and the potential effect on sales and use tax collection.

Jun 22, 2018

This week, we're covering the new centralized partnership audit rules and SB 274, which lays out partnership reporting requirements for FTB purposes.

Jun 15, 2018

This week, we're covering mandatory electronic payments and the associated penalties and waivers.

Jun 8, 2018

This week we're talking about community property and how couples might keep income separate if they wish to do so.

Jun 1, 2018

This week we're covering areas of California nonconformity to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

May 25, 2018

This week we're covering SB 993, legislation that has been introduced in California to impose a sales tax on services.

May 18, 2018

This week we're talking about the steps to take if a taxpayer qualifies for Ralite treatment.

May 11, 2018

This week is the first of a two-part series covering the Ralite case, which relieves certain taxpayers of debt liability when they walk away from a business entity.

May 4, 2018

This week we’re looking at bills that California and two other states are using to get around limitations put in place by the tax reform act.

Apr 27, 2018

This week we’re going to be covering penalty abatement and what constitutes reasonable cause.

Apr 20, 2018

This week we're covering FTB notices and how to best contact the FTB.

Jan 26, 2018

This week we're covering what to do if a direct deposit refund is directed into the wrong bank account, and then we have some tips for communicating with the FTB.

Jan 19, 2018

This week we're covering a new bill that's trying to offset one big change made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Jan 12, 2018

This week we're covering the details of the filing extension provided to taxpayers affected by certain 2017 disasters.

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