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Online retailers will soon need to collect California sales taxes

On April 1, 2019, a new California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) rule will go into effect. It requires out-of-state online retailers who have annual California transactions of 200 or more or generate more than $100,000 in sales from Californians to collect and remit sales taxes.

Beware of bogus emails about tax transcripts: 3 safety tips

Scams involving attempts by fraudsters to improperly obtain personal or business data never go out of season. The latest reminder of this came shortly before Thanksgiving, when the IRS issued a warning about a spike in bogus emails containing the phrase “tax transcript” in the subject line.

IRS proposes rule on 20 percent deductions for businesses

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new 20 percent deduction for qualified business income. There have been unanswered questions, however. Two big ones are: which businesses qualify and what counts as qualified business income.