Tag Archives: Franchise Tax Board

NV LLC Operating in CA

Today TaxMama® hears from Janet in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “Is an LLC registered in NV and doing business in CA required to pay California’s $800 LLC taxes?”

Mandatory e-pay Penalty Begins – Old Penalties Being Reconsidered

 Beginning January 1, 2011, we began enforcing the mandatory e-pay penalty. (California Taxation and Revenue Code 19011.5)   Acknowledging high year-end postal volumes, we recognize that there could be delays in our receipt of payments postmarked on or before December 31st, 2010. As a result, we are reviewing accounts where the penalty was assessed and […]

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 […]

California’s Balanced Budget?

Courtesy of Spidell Publishing Inc. www.caltax.com The 2009–10 budget revision does not contain any new taxes, but includes tax accelerations that bring money in earlier, so we will likely revisit the fiscal crisis later. Here are the tax changes contained in ABX4 17 and ABX4 18. Estimated tax payments: Requires individual and corporate estimated tax […]

Unused Corporation

Today TaxMama hears from Luz in California with this problem. “I opened a corporation in 2001 but I never used it. I never filed tax returns. I didn’t even know how it works! Now I just learned that the state charges a fee for year that it is open. Is there a way or a […]

Tax Debt While Buying Home

Today TaxMama hears from Monica in California with a problem. “My husband and I would like to buy our first home, since the local housing prices are currently at rock bottom. However, we owe approximately $20,000 between the IRS and Franchise Tax Board. We pay $200 a month to FTB and $300 a month to […]

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