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Fewer Notices - Less Time, FTB Revises Billing Process

April 2009 - As part of our ongoing effort to improve our collection program, we are streamlining the delinquent billing process. Effective July 1, 2009, the Past Due Notice and the Delinquent Notice will be eliminated, reducing the billing process by 90 days, giving taxpayers 105 days to resolve their tax liabilities. Eliminating these unnecessary notices brings us in line with the IRS’ billing process, which gives taxpayers 90 days. The change will affect one in ten delinquent taxpayers. 

We encourage taxpayers to pay what they owe as quickly as possible to avoid additional penalties, interest, and involuntary collection actions. Taxpayers who cannot pay their tax liabilities immediately can visit ftb.ca.gov and search payment options for more information including installment agreement requests or call the phone number listed on their notice.

We anticipate this change to accelerate our collection of revenue, increasing revenue by $7 million in the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The change also reduces our costs by $223,000.