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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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Dec 13, 2019

This week we are talking about another round of FTB letters to taxpayers who should have filed a Form 3840 to report a like-kind exchange.

Dec 6, 2019

This week we're talking about how identity theft affects the filing process, especially in years following the year of the theft.

Nov 27, 2019

This week we have some gifting strategies to consider since we are nearing the end of the year.

Nov 22, 2019

This week we’re covering a change in the way the FTB will disallow head of household status which shortens the process, but gives taxpayers fewer dispute options.

Nov 15, 2019

This week we’re looking at the worker classification issue as it’s playing out at the federal level and comparing that to what’s happening here in California with AB 5.

Nov 8, 2019

This week we’re talking about the new California health care mandate enacted by SB 78.

Oct 31, 2019

This week we’re looking at one sure-fire way to get snagged in a residency audit.

Oct 25, 2019

This week we’re covering federal and California solar credits and incentives.

Oct 17, 2019

This week we’re covering a bill that was just signed, allowing more cannabis businesses to be able to deduct business expenses.

Oct 11, 2019

This week we’re talking about a case where the taxpayer was in prison and he came up against some interesting filing issues.

Oct 4, 2019

This week we’re talking about the state and local tax deduction limitation and a recent court case brought by several states, plus California’s College Access Tax Credit.

Sep 27, 2019

This week we’re covering a tax appeal that affects nonresident sole proprietors who have California customers.

Sep 20, 2019

This week we’re covering AB 5 and the provisions that affect various types of tax professionals.

Sep 13, 2019

This week we’re covering some §199A guidance that appeared in draft form instructions, but which the IRS hasn’t commented on previously.

Sep 6, 2019

This week we’re covering the mailbox rule and how to prove when a document was mailed, plus some mailing tips for California purposes if you’re using a private carrier like FedEx.

Aug 30, 2019

This week we’re covering some notices the FTB uses to collect extra information from taxpayers, and the best way to respond to those notices.

Aug 22, 2019

This week we’re taking a look at the areas of nonconformity that have not yet been addressed by legislation.

Aug 8, 2019

This week we’re covering the taxability of pension payments to former California residents, and the importance of keeping documentation related to these payments.

Aug 2, 2019

This week we’re covering the steps needed to make both of these elections until formal guidance is released.

Jul 25, 2019

This week we’re covering some forms updates for tax year 2019.

Jul 19, 2019

This week we have some information on California’s new health care mandate which goes into effect in January of 2020.

Jul 12, 2019

This week we’re talking about the pros and cons of the practice of filing extensions with no tax due, and how it could possibly affect the state return among other things.

Jul 5, 2019

This week we're covering a few important bills that were recently passed at the federal and state level.

Jun 28, 2019

This week we’re covering the redesigned FTB website and some of the changes to how it works.

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