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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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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).

Oct 5, 2018

This week we're covering business meal expense guidance that tax pros have been waiting for since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect.

Sep 28, 2018

This week we're talking about raising fees as a result of the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Sep 21, 2018

This week we're covering FUTA and what it means to employers that California has paid off its unemployment account loan balance.

Sep 14, 2018

This week we have some stats on FTB business audits, including the FTB's business audit workload, how long these cases are taking, and how much revenue is being generated from these audits.

Sep 7, 2018

This week we're covering some of the bills that made to the Governor's desk and are awaiting his signature, including another bill in conflict with the IRS's recent proposed regulations.

Aug 31, 2018

This week we're covering the IRS proposed regulations disallowing charitable contribution deductions to funds that many states put in place to circumvent the limitation on state and local tax deductions.

Aug 24, 2018

This week we have some follow-up information regarding the problems that practitioners have been having with accessing client accounts through MyFTB.

Aug 17, 2018

This week we're covering the high points of the recently-released proposed regulations under §199A.

Aug 10, 2018

This week we're covering a lighter non-tax topic: waste and misuse of time by state employees.

Aug 2, 2018

This week we’re covering the filing requirements for Form FTB 3840 when a passthrough or disregarded entity does a like-kind exchange.

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