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The privacy of your tax information is of the utmost importance to us. We only share your personal information when we have legal authority to do so. You have the right to know what types of personal information we gather and use and what happens if you do not provide information after we request it from you. Professional and courteous service

If you believe a Franchise Tax Board (FTB) officer or employee of the board acted in a reckless manner by disregarding published procedures, you may submit your complaint to FTB or possibly the courts. FTB expects its employees to treat taxpayers courteously and to complete tasks; such as audits, within a reasonable amount of time. Representation

You may represent yourself, or with proper authorization, have someone else represent you. If we are conducting an interview and you ask to consult a professional, then we must stop the process and reschedule in most cases. Pay no more than the correct amount you owe

You should promptly pay the full amount of taxes that you owe. In general, we do not take collection action on an amount you owe until after we give you an opportunity to pay. We prefer to establish a payment arrangement rather than take enforcement action against you such as file a tax lien, levy, and/or seize your property. If you cannot pay your tax liability in full, then you may be eligible to make installment payments. Protests, appeals, and judicial review

For proposed assessments, you have both protest and appeal rights as a taxpayer. If you disagree with a proposed assessment, you have the right to file a protest with us. If you disagree with FTB’s determination of your protest, you have the right to appeal your case to the Office of Tax Appeals (OTA). Make sure you respond timely to us by the protest by date or appeal by date printed on your notice.

Our office coordinates education and outreach efforts that provide tax information to taxpayers, tax practitioners, small business owners, and industry groups throughout California. Our speakers present a variety of tax-related topics, depending on the audience’s interest. The more common presentation topics of interest include California tax updates, forms of ownership, and areas of noncompliance. Speakers’ Bureau

We are available to help nonprofit organizations, community groups, and government-funded educational institutions learn more about tax-related issues. Our speakers typically make brief presentations to groups of 25 or more. To request a speaker email us and include your:

We develop and provide information to business owners to help them meet their California income tax filing requirements. We participate in small business events throughout the state that provide tax-related information to small business owners.

This is our monthly online publication that informs tax professionals about state income tax laws; our regulations, policies; and procedures; and events that affect the tax professional community. It is a critical element in our education and outreach efforts. It is another one of the various media sources we use to communicate our information.