Articles Posted in CA FTB

Owe unpaid back taxes, penalties and interest? Wondering what type of help is available?

If you cannot pay your entire tax debt, then a negotiated tax settlement, OIC – offer in compromise would be a great option for you. This allows you to resolve your tax matter and pay less than the entire amount owed. OIC gives you a fresh start, it’s a viable alternative when you are unable to pay your complete tax liability because of your financial hardship.

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The FTB is implementing an automated dialer to make outbound collection calls to individual income-tax taxpayers in an effort to prevent collection actions such as tax liens, bank levies, and wage garnishments. The state FTB tax agency will implement a similar system for business entities in September 2012.

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The CA FTB is contacting more than 100,000 California business entities that have not filed their 2010 state income tax returns. (FTB News Release (June 14, 2012)) When a business is contacted, they will have 30 days to either file or show why no return is due. Otherwise, the FTB will assess tax based on the information reported to them from other agencies.

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The CA FTB state tax agency has begun using information obtained through the Financial Institution Record Match (FIRM) program from banks and other financial institutions to find assets and collect on unpaid delinquent tax debts from California taxpayers. If you have outstanding FTB tax liabilities, your bank accounts may be levied by the FTB, and your wages could be garnished and levied.

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Taxpapers.jpgFranchise Tax Board is Contacting Thousands of Businesses to File Delinquent Tax Returns

Sacramento: The state is contacting more than 40,000 California businesses that have not filed their 2008 state income tax returns with the Franchise Tax Board (FTB).

The notices inform the businesses that they have 30 days to file a return or show why there is no tax filing requirement. Businesses that disregard these notices could face tax assessments that may include penalties, interest, and fees.

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California – Corporate Income Tax: FTB Has Begun Contacting Return Nonfilers for 2007

The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has begun contacting more than 35,000 companies that did business in California in 2007, but failed to file a California corporation franchise or income tax return for that year. Businesses contacted by the FTB will have 30 days to file their delinquent tax return or show why one is not due. If no such action is taken, the FTB will issue a tax assessment that may include penalties and fees.

The FTB annually reviews more than 5 million income records from government agencies and financial institutions, and matches them against tax records filed to determine whether some businesses have yet to file. Businesses receiving notices from the FTB may obtain more information by calling the FTB at 866-204-7902. Callers should be prepared to provide their 15-digit notice number.

California – Multiple Taxes: Wildfire Relief Extended to Taxpayers in Three More Counties

For taxes and fees they each administer, the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) and the Employment Development Department (EDD) have extended relief to qualifying taxpayers and fee payers who have been affected by wildfires in the counties of Los Angeles, Monterey, and Placer. Both agencies have recently extended similar relief for those affected by wildfires in Santa Cruz and Yuba counties, as reported.

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