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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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Jul 21, 2017

This week we're covering a few changes that the FTB has made to the MyFTB system to improve usability and security.

Jul 14, 2017

This week we’re talking about the election to waive the carryback period for a net operating loss.

Jul 7, 2017

This week we’re talking about the penalties that can accrue for business that fail to file a return.

Jun 30, 2017

This week we’re covering the tax law changes coming out of the 2017-2018 budget.

Jun 22, 2017

This week, we’re looking at how loopholes in the statute mean that 20 years can be more than 20 years when it comes to collections.

Jun 16, 2017

This week we’re talking about a survey that provides some insight into California’s reaction to the gas tax increase slated for this fall.

Jun 9, 2017

This week we’re covering the electronic payment requirement and penalty, plus when to apply for a waiver.

Jun 2, 2017

This week we’re discussing the questions surrounding taking on a client in an illegal business – specifically, clients in the marijuana industry.

May 25, 2017

This week we have information on the release of FTB notices plus how you can find the best time to call the FTB.

May 19, 2017

This week we’re looking at the importance of filling an extension that makes a good attempt at estimating the tax due, as compared to filing a zero due extension.

May 12, 2017

This week we’re looking at a new bill proposing a tax that was not well received the first time it was enacted almost 30 years ago.

May 5, 2017

This week we have some information on why a taxpayer's head of household status might have been denied.

Apr 28, 2017

This week we’re talking about two notices the FTB may send to a taxpayer when they suspect identity theft, and the fastest way to handle these notices.

Apr 21, 2017

This week, we’re looking at new legislation that makes another attempt at adding sales tax to services.

Jan 27, 2017

This week we have a few tips to ease you into the busy season: driver’s licenses, LLCs filing as corporations, renewing MyFTB, and possible withholding issues.

Jan 20, 2017

This week, we’re talking about employee business expense audits, and what to expect if your client is being audited.

Jan 13, 2017

This week, we’re offering a few general tips in advance of the coming filing season.

Jan 6, 2017

This week we have an update on the Swart case, which could affect out-of-state entities whose passive investments open them up to potentially rising to the level of “doing business” in California.

Dec 30, 2016

This week we are covering the latest in scam e-mails that are circulating. Find out how to identify a scam and protect yourself.

Dec 16, 2016

This week we are covering the top five reasons why the FTB might reject a POA that’s filed using MyFTB.

Dec 9, 2016

This week, we’re comparing the Trump tax plan and the GOP’s “Better Way” plan and how they could affect California tax law.

Dec 2, 2016

This week, we’re covering the latest identity theft scam facing tax professionals, and, on the California side, how identity theft affects those using MyFTB.

Nov 25, 2016

This week we’re focusing on maintaining current address information with the IRS and FTB.

Nov 18, 2016

This week we’re looking at the details of the plastic bag ban that passed in the November 8th election.

Nov 12, 2016

This week, we’re talking about the provisions of Prop. 64 and when they go into effect.

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