The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has introduced clarifying proposed regulations for its marketplace facilitator regime. The regulations include definitions of statutory terms and clarify that: the $500,000 sales threshold for a marketplace facilitator includes both facilitated sales and direct sales; marketplace facilitators are required to register for a sellers permit or use

California imposes an income tax on the entire taxable income of state residents. For those individuals seeking to avoid taxation by the state, the question becomes: what makes a California resident for income tax purposes? In this podcast we provide a brief overview of the various legal concepts involved in and tests applied during the

In a 3-2 split vote, the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) voted against issuing formal guidance to county assessors regarding mid-year re-assessments due to declines in value caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Similar to a number of other states, California law provides valuation relief for property tax purposes due to calamities, emergencies, and disasters.

California imposes an income tax on the entire taxable income of state residents. Cal. Rev. & Tax. Code § 17041. For those individuals seeking to avoid taxation by the state, the question becomes: what makes a California resident for income tax purposes? Below we provide a brief overview of the various legal concepts involved in

On May 11, a San Francisco trial court held that the California Constitution allows special local taxes proposed by voter initiative to be enacted with a simple majority vote, in contrast to the two-thirds vote required for special taxes proposed by local government. The ballot initiative in question imposed a $298 per parcel tax and

On May 14th, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued his proposed May revision to the state budget for fiscal year 2020-21. The budget proposal included two revenue-raising income tax measures, applicable for tax years 2020 through 2022: (1) limiting the amount of business tax credits a taxpayer can use to $5 million annually, and (2) suspending

The California Court of Appeal recently held that a taxpayer must pay a tax assessment before seeking a declaration that the regulation giving rise to the tax assessment is invalid. California taxpayers cannot challenge unpaid tax assessments under Article XIII, section 32 of the California Constitution (“Section 32”). Therefore, a taxpayer seeking to challenge an

On May 18, 2020, the California Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee unanimously passed Assembly Bill 2660 (AB 2660) out of committee. AB 2660 would allow employers to file income taxes on behalf of their foreign workers, specifically providing for the optional filing of a group return by the employer for electing foreign workers who receive