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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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Jun 20, 2019

This week we're covering using Ralite or an offer in compromise for a corporation or LLC that is no longer doing business, but where administrative dissolution doesn't apply.

Jun 14, 2019

This week we're covering the administrative dissolution procedure for defunct California LLCs or corporations — which is a procedure that only became available in 2018.

Jun 7, 2019

This week we're covering some changes the IRS has made to its transcript service.

May 24, 2019

This week we're covering the CalSavers state-sponsored retirement program, which just passed a major hurdle and is closer to going into effect.

May 17, 2019

This week we're covering how to handle the information provided on a 1099-B and what actually gets reported on the tax return.

May 10, 2019

This week we're covering a change to how certain POAs are processed by the FTB, and what actions are required by the tax professional and the taxpayer.

May 3, 2019

This week we're covering the passage of AB 147, California's Wayfair bill.

Apr 25, 2019

This week, we're covering the various notices your client might receive and how to best respond, because if the FTB has questions while they're processing a taxpayer's return, they'll send a notice asking for more information.

Apr 18, 2019

This week we're covering a few news items that happened at the very end of tax season or just after.

Jan 25, 2019

This week we're talking about handling 1099-Gs in terms of which year a refund should be reported.

Jan 18, 2019

This week we're covering the IRS's new voluntary disclosure program and an update to the tax transcript service.

Jan 11, 2019

This week we're covering the effects of the government shutdown on the upcoming filing season.

Jan 4, 2019

This week we're covering the timeframes for reporting federal changes to the FTB and how to report those changes.

Dec 28, 2018

This week we're covering entity dissolutions and the $800 minimum or annual tax, because we frequently get questions on how a dissolving entity can avoid being assessed the tax going forward.

Dec 21, 2018

This week we’re covering some federal form updates, and notices that business in California will be receiving in early 2019.

Dec 14, 2018

This week we are covering a rule that allows some taxpayers domiciled in California to be treated as nonresidents.

Dec 7, 2018

In part 2 of our series on §199A planning tips, this week, we have tips to consider for businesses to maximize the deduction.

Nov 30, 2018

This week, we're covering some planning tips related to the IRC §199A deduction for individual taxpayers.

Nov 21, 2018

This week we're talking about the changes made to Schedule CA to allow for the differences between federal and California law following tax reform.

Nov 16, 2018

This week we're covering letters the CDTFA is sending out to individuals about use tax obligations, and what those letters might mean.

Nov 9, 2018

This week we're covering the administrative dissolution process, for which Spidell has been advocating for years to help taxpayers abate outstanding tax liabilities.

Nov 2, 2018

This week we are covering specified service businesses for the purposes of the §199A deduction.

Oct 26, 2018

This week we have a bit more information on how the EDD has reacted to the California Supreme Court's decision in Dynamex.

Oct 19, 2018

This week we are talking about waiving penalties for reasonable cause, whether it's because of a power outage or reliance on a preparer.

Oct 12, 2018

This week we're covering regulations that confirm the tax reform act elimination of miscellaneous itemized deductions does not eliminate expenses that were previously deductible under IRC §67(e).

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