California Employment Development Department – Job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, disability insurance, employment and training, labor market information, payroll taxes, and more.
California Franchise Tax Board – Personal income tax and corporation tax
California Secretary of State – Business portal tools for California and limited liability companies
California State Board of Equalization – State Department of Revenue
Check IRS Refund Status – Track your tax return
Income Tax Refund Status for California – State tax refund
The Internal Revenue Service – IRS website
Social Security Online – US Social Security Administration
U.S. Small Business Administration – Programs and services to help you start, grow, and succeed
"Taxpayer averages" used for ALEs do not reflect what any particular taxpayer may be facing in terms of expenses;
ALEs need to be more weighted toward income levels, recognizing for example that higher income taxpayers pay less of a percentage of their income on housing than do lower-income taxpayers;
ALE standards are outdated in not recognizing certain additional expenses that have become family necessity, including digital technology access, child care, and retirement savings;
ALE standards do not reflect the decreasing cash reserves with which the typical household in the middle third finds themselves for emergencies, dropping from $17,000 in 2004 to $6,000 in 2014; and
ALE standards for 2016 and 2017 have decreased for some expense amounts based upon the IRS’s false belief that expenses are going down.
Christina Johnson, Bachelors in Business and Masters in Accounting