Spidell’s California Taxletter®


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Spidell’s California Taxletter®

Spidell’s California Taxletter® is a monthly newsletter plus a searchable online archive of back issues that keeps you ahead of California tax changes so they don’t take you by surprise.

Recent articles address important issues:

  • Bill introduced to ease passthrough entity tax June 15 prepayment requirement (April 2024)
  • Tax treatment of CalPERS long-term care premium settlement (April 2024)
  • Are non-California LLCs and LPs required to file a California return? (April 2024)
  • Contemplating the 2024 June 15 passthrough entity tax prepayment (March 2024)
  • Revisiting tax basis capital account reporting (March 2024)
  • Calculating California tax on trust income (March 2024)
  • Triggering the statute of limitations on adjustments (March 2024)
  • Reporting CPAR adjustments on the California return (February 2024)
  • Know when to elect the passthrough entity tax (February 2024)
  • Understanding California’s itemized deduction limitation (February 2024)

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Turn to the Strategic Tax Advisor when you need answers to more advanced and complex questions on California tax issues, with articles focusing on recent critical developments:

  • Research substantiation requirements before claiming Research Credits (January 2024)
  • FTB’s guidance on P.L. 86-272 ruled invalid (January 2024)
  • Uniform partnership guaranteed payment sourcing rule in the works? (January 2024)
  • Related-party sale sinks taxpayer’s loss deduction (October 2023)
  • CDTFA updates marketplace facilitator regulation (October 2023)
  • California’s 1% mental health tax on millionaires (October 2023)
  • Hotel scores big in property tax challenge (July 2023)
  • Limited time to avoid penalties for certain abusive transactions (July 2023)
  • No double dipping for biotech- and pharmaceutical-related credits (July 2023)

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Digital edition

Read every issue from your PC, Mac, iPad, e-Reader, or e-mail browser.

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Other Subscriber Benefits

  • Free State Tax Directory for your tax library!
  • Optional 1 hour of CPE for CPAs and CRTPs (CTEC) with each issue for only $15 (exam sent every six months).
  • Annual Conformity Guide listing hundreds of differences between federal and California law.

Trusted by CA tax pros

“In a word, ‘invaluable!’ I can’t imagine calling myself a professional without the ongoing support of Spidell behind me. In particular, the California Taxletter is the ONLY publication I read faithfully.”

— Deborah St. Martin, EA; Beaumont, CA

A timeless classic

Take a walk down memory lane with a downloadable PDF of the March 1, 1979, issue of Spidell’s California Taxletter®. You’ll see that from day one, we’ve been committed to providing tax pros with solutions to California tax problems.

Click here to download the first issue

More than a monthly newsletter

Get quick access to California tax information with a searchable online archive of back issues. Director of Editorial, Kathryn Zdan, EA, shows you how to look up specific topics and search through hundreds of articles dating back to 2009.

California Taxletter helps you:

  • Use searchable online archive of over six hundred articles
  • Read plain English explanations of new state tax-grabbing programs, new laws, plus examples
  • Let trouble-shooting instructions help you solve pesky bills and notices your clients get
  • Cut time with handy charts, checklists, and client letters
  • Quickly solve problems with phone numbers, links, and California tax contact information

Guarantee of excellence

Your satisfaction is our priority. If you are not completely satisfied with Spidell’s California Taxletter® in any way, at any point in time during the coming year, we will provide you with a full refund, hassle-free. Guaranteed.


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