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California tax help, forms and answers to thousands of California tax questions. Handy summary of all California taxes, including corporate and individual California income taxes, credits, exemptions, deductions and more. Includes California estate, gift and inheritance tax, miscellaneous California taxes, pass-through entity treatment, payroll taxes, property taxes and California sales & use taxes.

California ranks #48 on the State Business Tax Climate Index (TaxFoundation.org).

California State Tax Summary (TaxGrams ™)
Corporate Taxes
   Rates & Brackets:
      8.84%> $0
   Loss Carry-back/fwd: 0 Years Back / 20 Years Forward (Generally suspended for 2008 and 2009)
   Throwback Sales?: Y
   Foreign Tax Deductible?: N
   Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT): Y
   Gross Receipts Tax: N
   Capital Stock (Net Worth) Tax?: N

Credits and Incentives
   Job Credits?: Y
   R&D Credits?: N
   Investment Credits?: N

Individual Taxes
   Rates & Brackets:
      1.25%> $0
      2.5%> $3,800
      4.5%> $16,994
      6.5%> $26,821
      8.25%> $37,233
      9.55%> $47,055
      10.55%> $1,000,000
   Local Option IT Rate: N
   Federal Inc used as Base?: Y
   Standard Deductions: Single $3,516 / Joint $7,032
   Personal Exemptions/Credits (c): Single $94 (c) / Joint $188 (c) / Dependent $294 (c)
   Federal Tax Deductible?: N
   State Tax Deductible?: Y
   Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)?: Y

Inheritance, Gift, Estate, Death Taxes
   Gift Tax?: N
   Estate Tax?: Same as Federal
   Inheritance Tax?: N
   Generation-Skipping Tax?: N

Miscellaneous Taxes
   Gas Tax: 19.2 cents/gallon
   Diesel Tax: 19.2 cents/gallon
   Cigarette Tax: 87.0 cents/20 pack

Pass-through Entities
   LLC Pass-through Recognized?: Y
   S-Corp Pass-through Recognized?: Partial

Payroll Taxes
   Unemployment Insurance Tax Index (TaxFoundation.org): #14

Property Taxes
   Median Tax Paid on Homes (Rank): $2,829 (#10)
   Median Value of Homes: $467,000
   Tax as % of Home Value (Rank): 0.61% (#37)
   Median Income of Homeowner: $81,757
   Tax as % of Income (Rank): 3.46% (#15)

Sales and Use Taxes
   State Rate: 8.25%
   County & City (Weighted Ave): 0.81%
   Combined State and Ave. Local Rates (Rank): 9.06% (#2)
   General Treatment of Services: Exempt
   Gasoline: Taxable
   Groceries: Exempt

 
 

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California FTB: Voluntary Disclosure Program popular

The Voluntary Disclosure Program allows qualified business entities and qualified shareholders that may have incurred an unpaid California tax liability or an unfulfilled filing requirement to disclose their liability voluntarily ONLY for the immediately preceding six income years.

https://www.ftb.ca.gov/bills_and_notices/voluntary/voluntary.shtml

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California Tax Forms popular

California forms and publications for income tax, payroll tax and sales & use tax.

http://www.taxes.ca.gov/

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California Tax Information Center popular

News, forms and links to info at the BOE (property and sales taxes), EDD (employment taxes), FTB (business and individual income taxes) and the IRS.

http://www.taxes.ca.gov/

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California Unclaimed Property Information popular

Official site of the California State Controller's Office includes unclaimed property laws and regulations, publications, forms and a web-based database that you can search.

http://www.sco.ca.gov/col/ucp/

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California Judicial Info

Find information, tools, and resources to help resolve many common legal issues.

http://www.courts.ca.gov/

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California SBE: Offer in Compromise

An Offer in Compromise (OIC) is a proposal to pay the Board of Equalization an amount that is less than the full sales tax or fee liability due on a closed account.

http://www.boe.ca.gov/oic/oicomp.htm

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California's Tax System: A Primer (CA)

This excellent and complete overview from the Legislative Analyst Office is organized into the following six sections: 1. Overview of California's tax structure, 2. Personal income tax, 3. Sales and use tax, 4. Bank and corporation tax; 5. Other state taxes, and 6. Local taxes. Also included is a glossary of common tax terms.

http://www.lao.ca.gov/2001/tax_primer/0101_taxprimer_chapter1.html

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