Category Archives: California Tax Law

California FTB Audits – Guaranteed Income

TaxMama note:  The Franchise Tax Board is starting these audits of people who have been relieved of debt in one manner or another. Odds are, at least 30% – 40% of the audits will turn up errors, with taxes due. I bet that 10% – 15% will turn up errors in the taxpayers favor, where […]

Out of State Income

Today TaxMama hears from Bruce in the TaxQuips Forum with this hopeful question. “I have a sole proprietorship based in CA.  During 2010 one of my customers was located in Texas and I traveled to Texas to provide services.  Should I report the income I earned from the customer in Texas with California or Texas […]

Domestic Partner Benefits

Today TaxMama hears from PS from California in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question. “Prior to getting married, my girlfriend had me on her medical benefits through her employer because it was significantly less than through my work.  The benefits I received are considered “income” by Federal govt and are actually added to her taxable wages.  […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 547 – Tax Freedom Day

Dear Family, Today is National Tax Freedom Day, according to The Tax Foundation, who tracks such things. This year’s Tax Freedom Day is one day later than in 2009, but more than two weeks earlier than in 2007. Though, since each state has their own tax rate, your tax freedom day may come sooner,…or later. […]

California conformity — Gov’s signature expected

Courtesy of Spidell Publishing – www.caltax.com We are awaiting the governor’s signature on SB 401 (Wolk), which will partially conform California to the federal COD exclusion for principal residences, as well as numerous other changes enacted since January 1, 2005. While the partial COD conformity will be retroactive to taxable years beginning on or after […]

5 California Tax News items from CalTax.com

A number of important things happened in California recently. In this flash e-mail from Spidell Publishing Inc, they have listed each item they think you will want to know about. Visit the Hot News and Notes section of www.caltax.com where you’ll find details on all of these items.