On January 13, the authors of California Assembly Bill AB 71, a bill introduced to address the state’s homelessness problem, amended the bill’s provisions to propose an increase to the corporate income tax rate and to establish global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) inclusion rules.

The bill provides that for taxable years starting January 1,

On December 29, 2020, California’s Franchise Tax Board (FTB) staff announced a twenty-day comment period for four changes to the proposed draft language of its 25137 Regulation (Alternative Apportionment). After the twenty-day comment period expires, FTB staff intends to present the newly revised proposed draft Regulation language to the three member Franchise Tax Board to

On December 17, 2020, a California Court of Appeal in the state’s Fifth Appellate District reversed a Fresno trial court decision, which held the California Constitution’s requirement that local taxes be approved by a supermajority vote applies to taxes imposed by voter initiative.  The Fifth District followed in the footsteps of the First Appellate District

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has informed the public that it intends to commence formal rulemaking to permanently adopt Emergency Sales and Use Tax Regulation 1684.5, Marketplace Sales. The regulation addresses issues regarding marketplace facilitators’ and marketplace sellers’ registration and tax collection obligations. The Department asks for interested parties to submit

On December 18th, the three-member Board of the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) will hold its final quarterly meeting of 2020.  At the meeting, the Board will consider the 2021 Rulemaking Calendar.  The Calendar contains the agency’s schedules for its administrative rulemaking processes on various regulation projects.  Two significant corporate franchise tax regulation projects on

On October 27, 2020, the Sacramento Superior Court granted a writ of prohibition barring the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (the Department) from applying  sales tax Regulation 1585 (Reg 1585) to bundled sales of cellular telephones and service by carrier-retailers.

  • Reg 1585 provides, in part, that sales tax on bundled sales of cellular

Last week, California voters passed Proposition 22 – which considers app-based drivers for rideshare and delivery companies to be independent contractors – and San Francisco voters passed Proposition L – which imposes an additional tax on businesses where compensation for executives significantly exceeds the median compensation of San Francisco employees. These ballot measures could have

In a pending precedential decision, the California Office of Tax Appeals (OTA) held that the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) is bound to follow its own regulation and could not rely on its audit manual to disregard that regulatory authority.  Regulation 1595 provides that the agency will use “book value” as the

Voters in California headed to the polls (or mailboxes) this Election Day not only to choose the next president of the United States but also to make decisions on a range of tax policy questions.  From removing property tax protections for commercial properties to imposing new and increased business gross receipts taxes in San Francisco,

This is episode two of our two-part podcast series based upon our webcast addressing SALT Issues Related to Worker Classification and Teleworking. In this marketplace podcast, we discuss SALT issues that teleworking may create for marketplaces with various business models, and provide tips on how to best position your business for the new normal of