Filing compliance informational letters April 2018 Tax News
Your client may receive a reminder, information, or educational letter if they appear to have a filing requirement, but did not file.
We receive and process millions of tax returns each year. In certain circumstances, we proactively contact taxpayers who appear to have a filing requirement, but have not filed a tax return. As mentioned in the Tax News articles for December 2017 and March 2018 “Information Letters” and “Informational Letters Continue,” we issued information letters as a part of a campaign to bring certain taxpayers into compliance. Your client may receive a reminder, information, or educational letter if they appear to have a filing requirement but did not file. The letters will offer assistance to help them understand their filing obligations and provide information on where to go to file.
In early March and April 2018, California—How You Can Help contact letters will be sent to certain taxpayers, who have not filed a return, but may have a filing requirement based on economic indicators.
In mid-April 2018, 2017 Information Returns informational letter and California Filing Requirements educational letter will be sent.
- 2017 Information Returns -- Entities who may not have filed required information returns with us.
- California Filing Requirements -- Nonfiling entities, who may not be aware of California law changes.
These efforts will be implemented on a pilot basis to study for effectiveness while considering the use of state resources.
Each of the letters have a dedicated phone number for taxpayers to call for assistance.
If you have a client that received a letter, we encourage you or your client to contact the number provided on the letter for assistance.
Taxpayers can visit ftb.ca.gov for additional information or to verify the validity of the letter they received.