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April 2009

  • FTB Begins Annual Nonfiler Program

    If you notice an increase in new clients who need to file overdue tax returns, it may be because we began contacting more than 900,000 individuals who earned California income, but failed to file state income tax returns last year.

    Each year, we receive more than 350 million income records from third parties such as the IRS, banks, employers, state departments, and other sources. We match this information against the records of tax returns filed. Last year, we collected more than $550 million in revenue through these efforts.

    This effort is nothing new – since the 1950s, FTB has contacted individuals who may have a filing requirement, but have not filed a tax return. These individuals will have 30 days to file their state tax return or show why one is not due. When a required return is not filed, FTB issues a tax assessment using income records to estimate the amount of state tax due. The assessment will include interest, fees, and penalties.

  • The Package X customer service phone number, 916.845.7070, discontinues on April 16, 2009.