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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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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.

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.

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