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FTB's `best audit practices' subject of town hall meetings

Volume 00-2 March/April 2001

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Our Audit Division is conducting a series of town hall meetings on the subject of "best audit practices."

We are interested in hearing from taxpayers and tax practitioners involved in the income tax audit process.

The focus of the meetings will be on what is working, what can be improved and what can be done differently in our audit process.

The town hall meetings will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. with a lunch break from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you plan to attend, please let us know by contacting Ed Campion at Edwin_Campion @ ftb.ca.gov.

Town hall meetings have already been held in Houston, New York City and Chicago. The remaining town hall meetings will be held at the following locations and dates:

March 5
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Marriott
5855 West Century Blvd.
(310) 641-5700

March 7
Rancho Cordova, CA
Sun Center - Room 1180A
10961 Sun Center Drive
(No telephone number)

March 12
Oakland, CA
Oakland Marriott
1001 Broadway
(510) 451-4000

If you have any questions about the town hall meetings, contact Ed Campion, Multistate Specialist, at the above email address or you can call him at (916) 845-4189.

Symposium on draft regulation set for April
The second symposium concerning draft Audit Procedures Regulation 19032 has been scheduled for April 23, 2001, in Room 1040, Building 2, of the Franchise Tax Board's central offices located at 9645 Butterfield Way, Sacramento, CA, beginning at 10 a.m.

Draft Regulation 19032 can be located on our website at:
www.ftb.ca.gov/legal/regs/
19032_draft.pdf
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The first symposium concerning the draft regulation was held on December 1, 2000. For further information regarding this notice please contact Colleen Berwick at:

Franchise Tax Board
Legal Branch
PO Box 1720
Rancho Cordova CA 95741-1720

You can send her a fax at (916) 845-3648 or send her an email at colleen_berwick@ftb.ca.gov.

The hearing officer for this symposium is Edwin Campion of the Franchise Tax Board's Audit Division. He can be contacted at:

Franchise Tax Board
Multistate Audit Program Bureau
PO Box 1779
Rancho Cordova CA 95741-1779

Or you can send him an e-mail at edwin_campion@ftb.ca.gov.

March/April 2001

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