Franchise Tax Board Issues Legal Ruling Regarding Calculation of Net Operating Loss Carryover Periods

California generally conforms to the federal provisions regarding net operating loss (NOL) deductions. However, California’s seemingly endless battle with budget deficits has resulted in periodic suspensions of California taxpayers’ ability—both personal and corporate—to take NOL deductions. For example, California suspended NOL deductions for the 2002 and 2003 taxable years. More recently, California generally suspended NOL deductions for the 2008 through 2011 taxable years.

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