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Installment agreement pilot made permanent

Our installment agreement pilot program for personal income tax becomes permanent in 2007. The pilot lasted from September 1, 2005 until December 31, 2006, and expanded the criteria for qualifying for an installment agreement from $10,000 paid within 36 months, to $25,000 paid within 60 months. The expanded criteria take effect permanently in 2007.

Applicants qualify for an installment agreement if they:

  • Owe a balance of $25,000 or less.
  • Agree to pay in full within 60 months or less.
  • Have filed all required personal income tax returns.

We will not require a financial statement to establish the installment agreement. We reserve the right to file a lien as a condition of the installment agreement depending on compliance history.

For more installment agreement information, please contact the Personal Income Tax Collection Response and Resolution Section at (800) 689-4776. You can also find general information about installment agreements on our Website at www.ftb.ca.gov.