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California Legislative Bills that became law in 2017 - New stuff, most of which you would have had no idea... after reading still may not...Smile

The following is a brief overview of the bills that became law in 2017.

AB 94 Modifies the requirements for federally tax-exempt veterans’ organizations to apply for a California income and franchise tax exemption.

AB 97 Appropriates for the support of State government for the 2017/2018 fiscal year.

AB 102 Creates the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

AB 103 Requires FTB to contact the Attorney General before employing in-house counsel or contracting with outside counsel.

AB 111 Requires a state entity, or its designee, to conduct criminal background checks on employees, contractors, or vendors that have access to federal tax information, and reduces the minimum contribution amount requirement for voluntary contribution funds for the 2017 calendar year.

AB 119 Modifies the extension of time to file certain returns. Extends the maximum number of months that FTB may grant as an automatic extension of time for filing partnership returns from six to seven months.

AB 129 Requires FTB to disclose specified information of individual taxpayers to the Scholarshare Investment Board.

AB 131 Provides technical clarification for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CA EITC):

    •    Revised minimum voluntary contribution amount requirement for 2017.

    •    Makes clarifying and conforming changes regarding the transfer of duties from the State Board of Equalization (Board) to the Office of Tax Appeals (Office).

AB 149 Establishes Habitat for Humanity Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund and allows a taxpayer to make a voluntary contribution to the fund on their California personal income tax return.

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