Spidell's Analysis and Explanation of California Taxes® 2018 Edition (The Big Blue Answer Book™)
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Your most reliable and essential how-to tax guide (For preparing 2017 tax returns)
Spidell's Analysis and Explanation of California Taxes® (The Big Blue Answer Book™) is easy to understand and extensively cited. With this hands-on manual, you'll get coherent analysis, links to regulations, practical examples, and detailed directories indispensable to any California tax professional. Here are some of the topics that are new for the 2018 edition:
- Includes a discussion of California conformity to Tax Reform (print subscribers will receive an insert)
- Learn about the new FTB POA forms and filing information because you may no longer use IRS POA forms
- See the sales and use and excise taxes that apply to cannabis and cannabis products
- Learn the new appeals processes for income, franchise, and sales and use tax
- Get information on the new self-certification form for IHSS workers to claim the exemption
- Know how and when an LLC must pay the Nonresident Member Consent tax and avoid penalties
- Get an expanded analysis of the Other State Tax Credit, including new information on the Revised Texas Franchise Tax
- See which updates were made to MyFTB in 2017 and January 2018 and expected changes coming summer of 2018
- Know what changes were made to the sales and use tax exemption for manufacturing and R&D equipment
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What you get
- FTB — An exhaustive review of conformity for individuals and businesses, and new LLC and corporate issues
- BOE — A comprehensive discussion of taxable and exempt sales and how to register and file
- EDD — Practical information on filing, payment, and worker classification
- Property tax — An analysis of change of ownership rules and penalties
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You must be happy with your purchase of Spidell's Analysis & Explanation of California Taxes® (The Big Blue Answer Book™). If ever you are not entirely satisfied, you may receive a full refund of your purchase price.
Reliable and essential
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For Californians, by Californians
"The Big Blue Answer Book™ is a quick, up-to-date reference for those tricky rules and regs."
— Skylar Dubrow, CPA; Westlake Village, CA
"The Analysis & Explanation of California Taxes is the most thorough California tax guidebook available. It covers far more than any other publication, and is well researched and reviewed every year."
— Bill Frederick, EA; Glendale, CA
The practical California guidebook
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