FTB August 2018 Tax News

Stay ahead of the curve on important issues that affect your tax practice with FTB's monthly Tax News. Below are some of the featured articles from the August 2018 Tax News:

  • Update Your Browser for FTB Services - Due to an outdated security layer in some older browsers, FTB is preventing customers using these browsers from accessing online services (Check Your Refund, WebPay, MyFTB, etc.).
  • Ensuring a Smooth POA Process - POA Declarations may be rejected due to mismatched names in POA vs. POA Wizard; uploading multiple POA Declarations to one client’s account on MyFTB; and using electronic or stamped signatures instead of "Wet" signatures.
  • All About Business - S corporations no longer have an additional month after filing their federal return to file their CA return.
  • Ask the Advocate - Susan Maples, CPA cites the value of communicating with Super Seminar 2018 attendees:
    "A good example of this is the recent California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA) Super Seminar, where I was able to meet with many of you. From our conversations, I learned what is working for you with our new Power of Attorney (POA)/Tax Information Authorization (TIA) processes and where we can improve. We also know better now where to focus our education and outreach efforts."