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California Franchise Tax Board tax tips

The Franchise Tax Board announced it is now accepting 2012 state tax returns, and announced the following updates on law changes and filing services for California taxpayers. American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 Due to changes contained in this federal legislation, the California Schedules CA (540 & 540NR), 540/540A and 540NR Booklets, and other products […]

Rep. Ruiz to serve on Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Rep. Ruiz to serve on Veterans’ Affairs Committee

In addition to his earlier appointment to the House of Representative’s Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Raul Ruiz was also appointed to serve on the House’s Veteran’s Affairs Committee “I am deeply humbled to have been chosen to serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs,” said Congressman Ruiz in a press release. “My top priority […]

Cottage food industry imminent

Preparing food at home for retail sales will become legitimate and, perhaps, a bit easier with the implementation of Assembly Bill 1616, “The California Homemade Food Act.” Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation in September 2012 and it became effective on Jan. 1, 2013. The governor’s office stated, when he signed the bill, its purpose […]

Riverside Court now accepting civil grand juror applications

The Riverside County Superior Court is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications from qualified citizens interested in being nominated to serve as civil grand jurors for the time period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. Those interested in serving as a grand juror must have the following qualifications: Be a citizen […]

Rep. Raul Ruiz announces key staff

Dr. Raul Ruiz was sworn into office as a member of the 113th Congress, representing California’s 36th District, which includes Idyllwild. He has announced his principal staff members and his main office in the district. Kyle Layman will serve as his chief of staff. He was Ruiz’s 2012 campaign manager. Layman is a native of […]

Sales and use tax rate increases started Jan. 1

Due to voter approval of Proposition 30, the statewide base sales and use tax rate increased one quarter of one percent (0.25%) on Jan. 1, 2013. The higher tax rate will apply for four years — Jan. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2016. What rate will I need to charge my customer? For transactions on […]

Many new California laws now in effect

The California Legislature enacted about 873 laws during 2012. Some counted 876 and there were other reports that even more laws were passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Click here for a pdf listing all the new laws passed in California in 2012. Most of these became effective Tuesday, Jan. 1, […]

Disaster Corps Volunteer Program recruitment

Are you passionate about volunteering in your community to assist the first responders before, during or after a man-made or natural disaster or emergency? Join Riverside County Fire-Office of Emergency Services Disaster Corps Volunteer Program.

Hemet Unified School District schedule

Hemet Unified School District offices and schools will be closed for two weeks, through Jan. 4, 2013, for the winter break. Normal office and school hours will resume on Monday, Jan. 7.

Christmas tree recycling helps fish in Riverside County

The Riverside County Waste Management Department is working with the California Department of Fish and Game to collect Christmas trees at county landfills and provide them for fish habitat. Christmas trees collected at the Badlands, Blythe and Lamb Canyon landfills, through the free Christmas tree drop-off program, will be provided to the Department of Fish […]

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