Spidell’s Analysis & Explanation of California Taxes® 2024 Edition (The Big Blue Answer Book®)


SKU: spidells-analysis-explanation-of-california-taxes-2024-edition-the-big-blue-answer-book Categories: ,

Spidell’s Analysis & Explanation of California Taxes® 2024 Edition (The Big Blue Answer Book®)

The most complete and best-priced California tax guide

Trust Spidell’s Analysis & Explanation of California Taxes® and ease the burden of solving complex California tax problems when they come up in your practice. Rely on the resource written and edited by a team of California tax pros who know the challenges, and increase your efficiency with clear explanations to the most common issues. Here are some of the brand new topics The Big Blue Answer Book® will cover:

  1. Understand which SECURE 2.0 Act provisions California conforms to and doesn’t conform to.
  2. Get an update on capital account reporting rules that apply to 2023 returns.
  3. Find details on wildfire settlements and which are excluded from income.
  4. Learn the rules for filing Form 3840 for gifted property.
  5. Find out how the FTB defines a superseded return – it’s different than the federal interpretation.
  6. Know how to apply the Veterans Auto and Education Improvement Act modifications to residency and domicile laws for military spouses.
  7. See which short-term rental property owners will need to file new Form BOE-571-STR to report business personal property.
  8. Understand California conformity to the federal cancellation of debt exclusion for qualified student loans.
  9. Learn about the new refundable Motion Picture and Television Credit Program 4.0.
  10. Know how to report employee retention grants for health care workers.
  11. Get an updated discussion of extended COVID-19–related relief, including paid sick leave grants and amending ERC returns.

Here are 5 reasons why The Big Blue Answer Book® is the guide you want to use:

  1. Be current: Your book and online service are updated throughout the year to incorporate major changes
  2. Get all your questions answered using the lowest priced, highest quality California tax guide available
  3. Use it as your reliable roadmap that includes all California tax agencies. See how laws work, how to file forms, and how to fix problems
  4. Don’t just get a rehash of federal law or California publications — get insightful analysis, helpful examples, plus conformity traps and treasures
  5. Most important: Your Spidell’s Analysis & Explanation of California Taxes® is written for California tax pros by trusted California experts
Compare us to the competition: Big Blue Book The other leading CA tax guide
Income/franchise tax
Payroll taxes
Sales and use tax
Audit guidance/all agencies
Appeal process for all agencies
Conformity guide
Forming/dissolving entities
Easy to read/large print
POA/MyFTB discussion
Published by a California company

Customer service representatives available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT.

Your choice: Online or Print
$89 $89
1 year online access
Available January 2024
$109 $109
(plus sales tax and shipping)
Printed book only
Now Shipping
$129 $129
(plus sales tax and shipping)
Printed Book
NOW SHIPPINGIncludes online access until 12/31/2024

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

Guarantee of excellence

Your satisfaction is our priority. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase of Spidell’s Analysis & Explanation of California Taxes® in any way, we will provide you with a full refund, hassle-free. Guaranteed.

Reliable and essential

Download a sample “Quick Guide to California Nonconformity”, one of The Big Blue Answer Book’s most popular features.

For Californians, by Californians

I love the Blue Book — it’s my California ‘bible’. Rather than messing around on the internet, I like grabbing the Blue Book, finding what I need, and marking for future reference.

— Jean Osterloh;
Orange Tax and Business Services

Online Access

Trying to access your current online Big Blue Answer Book? Click here and head to the Research Corner

The practical California guidebook

Learn why The Big Blue Answer Book® is THE practical tax guidebook and your best filing season companion.

Use The Big Blue Book online

Order online access and use our Research Corner to find accurate answers quickly. Director of Editorial, Kathryn Zdan, EA, shows you how.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Spidell’s Analysis & Explanation of California Taxes® 2024 Edition (The Big Blue Answer Book®)”