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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 15, 2018

This week, we're covering mandatory electronic payments and the associated penalties and waivers.

Jun 8, 2018

This week we're talking about community property and how couples might keep income separate if they wish to do so.

Jun 1, 2018

This week we're covering areas of California nonconformity to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

May 25, 2018

This week we're covering SB 993, legislation that has been introduced in California to impose a sales tax on services.

May 18, 2018

This week we're talking about the steps to take if a taxpayer qualifies for Ralite treatment.

May 11, 2018

This week is the first of a two-part series covering the Ralite case, which relieves certain taxpayers of debt liability when they walk away from a business entity.

May 4, 2018

This week we’re looking at bills that California and two other states are using to get around limitations put in place by the tax reform act.

Apr 27, 2018

This week we’re going to be covering penalty abatement and what constitutes reasonable cause.

Apr 20, 2018

This week we're covering FTB notices and how to best contact the FTB.

Jan 26, 2018

This week we're covering what to do if a direct deposit refund is directed into the wrong bank account, and then we have some tips for communicating with the FTB.

Jan 19, 2018

This week we're covering a new bill that's trying to offset one big change made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Jan 12, 2018

This week we're covering the details of the filing extension provided to taxpayers affected by certain 2017 disasters.

Jan 5, 2018

This week we're covering a continuing problem with taxpayers receiving a 1099-G in a year different than the year the refund was actually received.

Dec 30, 2017

This week we're covering notices the FTB sends when they need to verify taxpayer information and how you can verify the legitimacy of a notice.

Dec 21, 2017

This week we have a reminder about the EDD’s e-pay mandate and how to get a waiver.

Dec 18, 2017

This week we have an update to the idea of prepaying 2018 taxes in 2017, which we had discussed in a flash e-mail last week.

Dec 8, 2017

This week we're covering virtual currencies, with an update regarding the IRS's attempt to get its hands on bitcoin transaction records.

Dec 1, 2017

This week, we have some tax reform strategies that your clients can use before the end of the year, and we also talk about how California law conforms to federal.

Nov 25, 2017

This week we're covering the new Schedule X that is replacing Form 540X for amended returns.

Nov 17, 2017

This week we have information on the cannabis permits that various businesses need, and the types of tax assessed against cannabis products.

Nov 10, 2017

This week we have information on how to get a copy of a fraudulent tax return filed by an identity thief, and how the FTB treats subsequent-year returns.

Nov 3, 2017

This week's episode is looking at crowdfunding and the possible sales and use tax questions that can arise from these transactions.

Oct 27, 2017

This week we have some information on the California College Access Tax Credit, because there were a few recent changes to this credit for 2017.

Oct 20, 2017

This week we have a discussion of the tax reform plan and how it could play out based on the information we currently have.

Oct 13, 2017

This week we're covering a few of the more interesting bills that were signed into law this year.

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