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Thousands of Businesses Contacted to File Tax Returns

We are contacting more than 100,000 California business entities that have not filed their 2010 state income tax returns.

Businesss we contacted will have 30 days to file a tax return or show why there is no filing requirement. Businesses that do not file tax returns or demonstrate they are not required to file will receive a tax assessment based on income and other information reported to us.

We annually review more than 5 million income records received from the IRS, the Employment Development Department, the State Board of Equalization, financial institutions, and city business tax information. We match this information against state records to identify noncompliance. Through last year’s efforts, we collected approximately $21 million from businesses that failed to file tax returns.

More information on these notices is available, go to and search for the Bills and Notices page and select Respond to request or demand for tax return.

Businesses can request more time to respond, retrieve information to assist them in filing a tax return, request tax forms, learn about payment options, sign up to receive an email reminder to file, and much more. Information is also available by calling 866.204.7902.

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