On May 14, California Governor Gavin Newsom released proposed trailer bill language for the so-called “apportionment fix” introduced in his “May Revise” to the state budget last week (see our prior Legal Alert here). Incredibly, the bill would retroactively codify a provision that would overturn two important apportionment cases that allowed taxpayers to include receipts in the sales factor even if the related income was not included in the tax base. Making matters worse, the proposed legislation excuses the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) from complying with the state’s Administrative Procedure Act in promulgating regulations that implement this new apportionment statute – which is startling. 

Read the Legal Alert here.