Business owners in some California counties may file their business property statements electronically, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CA State Board of Equalization (SBE) informed county assessors that they could choose to accept electronically filed business property statements, if assessors submit proper procedures to the SBE for approval. The SBE strongly encourages each County Assessor to accept electronic filing in light of Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order issued March 19, 2020. Contact your Linkenheimer CPA with questions about filing in your county.
New sales and use tax changes take effect soon in California. Effective July 1, 2020, the tax rate changes apply only within indicated city limits, said the CA Dept. of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA). The tax rates, tax codes and acronyms will be available to view and download on July 1, 2020, on the CDTFA website. Rates are organized into two categories: 1. District tax rate increasing, subdivided by citywide and countywide increases, and 2. Current district taxes extended (four cities have extended their current increases and expiration dates). Check here, on July 1, under Tax Rates Effective July 1, 2020: https://bit.ly/36X5S5f