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:

  • Tax increases included in budget deal (July 2024)
  • LLC fee class action litigation update (July 2024)
  • EDD is auditing loan-out corporations (July 2024)
  • Passthrough entity tax prepayment due June 17, 2024 (June 2024)
  • FTB sending 2022 LLC fee late-payment notices (June 2024)
  • MyFTB multifactor authentication coming soon (June 2024)
  • Requesting penalty abatement for dishonored payments verses stop payments (June 2024)
  • Passthrough entity tax prepayment “fix” may be coming (May 2024)
  • No state tax credit for energy-saving initiatives (May 2024)
  • Inherited basis in joint tenancy assets (May 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:

  • IRS announces partnership basis-shifting initiative (July 2024)
  • Statute of limitations and federal changes (July 2024)
  • Sale of subsidiary excluded from apportionment formula (July 2024)
  • Spidell’s updated multistate business charts (July 2024)
  • S corporation’s gain from sale of its interest in LLC was apportionable business income (April 2024)
  • Microsoft wins major apportionment formula calculation challenge (April 2024)
  • Update on P.L. 86-272 challenges (April 2024)
  • 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)

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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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