• How to Make a Prepayment Without a Username & Password
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    How to Make a Prepayment Without a Username & Password

    [Music] In this video, we will show you how to make a prepayment if you have not created a username and password. To sign up for a username and password, please refer to our logging in videos. We protect all of your confidential information throughout the filing process. First go to the website CDTFA.CA.GOV and at the top right click on login. That will take you to the taxpayer online services portal. To make a prepayment for a sales and use tax or motor vehicle fuel account locate the type of account for which you want to make a payment, and then click the file, pay and view link above…

  • Two minutes with a brilliant billionaire: politics, legislation and tax
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    Two minutes with a brilliant billionaire: politics, legislation and tax

    you made the rules in 1986… I didn’t try to sneak around the back door or sneak underneath this. These rules were made in 1986. I read the rules, said “what am I allowed to do?” and that’s exactly what we’ve done! Now why do you want to change the rules again? This is the first… What’s happened with this operation going on now is exactly what those rules were put in place for! It’s the first time it’s been used. It’s exactly what they were put in place for and we have obeyed them absolutely. Why do you want to change the rules again? I mean since I grew…

  • Why we’re talking about changing the constitution – Illinois Explained
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    Why we’re talking about changing the constitution – Illinois Explained

    1969. Men were walking on the moon, Richard Nixon was in the White House. And Illinois was over a billion dollars in debt and desperate to get out of it. Some things never change. Between 1968 and 1970 Illinois lawmakers convened in the Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention, the result of which would be the Illinois Constitution that we have today. One of the key changes in this new constitution was the introduction of the state’s flat income tax which at the time was seen as a sort of grand bargain between Republicans led by governor Richard Ogilvie and Democrats, led by Chicago mayor Richard Daley. Everyone had high hopes that…

  • Introduction – Making Sales in California
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    Introduction – Making Sales in California

    Hi, I’m Greg. And I’m Donna. We’re from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. Welcome to the “Making Sales in California” video series. We created this series to supply you with information and resources to help make tax compliance easy and as efficient as possible. No matter where you live or what your business is, paying your taxes is a necessary part of your business operation. We recognize that your time has tremendous value to you and your business. In this series we’ll cover: how to get your business registered with the CDTFA, what records you should keep, how to use a resale certificate, what is taxable and…

  • How to File a Distilled Spirits Tax Return
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    How to File a Distilled Spirits Tax Return

    [Music] In this video, we will show you how to file a Distilled Spirits Tax return. We protect all of your confidential information throughout the filing process. First, go the website CDTFA.CA.GOV, and at the top click on “Login.” This will take you to the Online Services Portal. In order to file a Distilled Spirits Tax return, you must login with a username and password. If you do not have a Username and Password and need assistance, please watch our tutorials online. The next step is to identify the account type for which you are filing, In this example, we are filing a return for a Distilled Spirits Manufacturer/Importer account,…

  • How to File a Beer Manufacturer Tax Return
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    How to File a Beer Manufacturer Tax Return

    In this video, we will show you how to file a Beer Manufacturer Tax Return. We protect all the confidential information you provide to us. First, go to the website, CDTFA.CA.GOV, and at the top click on “Login.” That will take you to the Online Services Portal. To file a Beer Manufacturer Tax return, you must login with a username and password. For assistance with creating a username and password, please watch our tutorials online. On this screen, you will see a list of available tax and fee programs. In this example, we are filing a Beer Manufacturer return, which is under the Alcoholic Beverage tax. Click on the File,…

  • Relief Requests
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    Relief Requests

    Sometimes there are circumstances beyond your control. And when the unexpected happens the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration is ready to work with you. Contact Us! We’ve made it easy with Relief Requests. We offer this service so you can request relief from penalties, interest, or the collection cost recovery fee. You can also ask for an extension and relief due to a disaster. To get started, visit our website at CDTFA.CA.GOV and click the login button. Or stop by one of our field offices where you can get in-person support from our helpful staff. We understand the unexpected can happen and when it does the CDTFA is…

  • How To Print A Seller’s Permit
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    How To Print A Seller’s Permit

    [Music] In this video, we’re going to show you how to print a seller’s permit. We protect all the confidential information that you provide to us. To begin the process, first go to the website cdtfa.ca.gov and at the top click on login. That will take you to the online services portal. In order to print a seller’s permit, you must log in with a username and password. If you do not have a username and password and need assistance, please watch our tutorials online. The next step is to identify the account type for which you would like to print a permit. In this example we are printing a…

  • How to Retrieve a Saved Return Using Limited Access [Español]
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    How to Retrieve a Saved Return Using Limited Access [Español]

    En este video, le mostraremos cómo recuperar una declaración guardada utilizando Limited Access Code (código de acceso limitado), anteriormente conocido como Express Login Toda su información confidencial se encuentra debidamente protegida durante el proceso de declaración Comenzaremos con un recordatorio de que los usuarios de acceso limitado pueden guardar su progreso en cualquier momento. Aquí le mostramos cómo hacerlo. Haga clic en “Save Draft” (Guardar borrador). Ingrese su correo electrónico y luego ingréselo nuevamente para confirmarlo. La página de confirmación le mostrará su correo electrónico y un código de confirmación. Le recomendamos que imprima esta página porque necesitará la información para recuperar su declaración. Antes de cerrar su navegador, haga…

  • Keeping Records – Making Sales In California
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    Keeping Records – Making Sales In California

    [music] Hi, I’m Donna. Welcome to “Keeping Records.” As a business owner selling, leasing, or using personal property in California, you are required by law to keep complete and accurate records. These records are necessary to determine the correct amount of tax you owe. It is also required that the records be available to review. Some examples of sales records that you’re required to keep include sales invoices, cash register tapes, point of sale records, sales journals, general ledgers, and bank statements. If you make non-taxable sales, you must keep records to establish that they are not subject to tax. Some examples of these records include resale and exemption certificates,…