Self-Correct Return OutreachJanuary 2022 Tax News
Select taxpayers who reported large Schedule C expenses will receive self-correct letters
Beginning the week of January 10, 2022, Franchise Tax Board (FTB) will begin an outreach effort by sending self-correct letters to selected taxpayers who reported large Schedule C expenses on their 2019 tax returns that are "significantly higher than expected."
The purpose of the self-correct letters is to encourage these taxpayers to review their 2019 tax return, and current tax years, for any discrepancies. The letter informs the taxpayers to file an amended tax return to correct any discrepancies.
This self-correct letter does not constitute an audit. The tax returns remain subject to audit until the expiration of the statute of limitations. The taxpayer should maintain documentation to substantiate their deductions are in line with their business activity.
We will start the outreach effort by sending a small volume of self-correct letters in January, and increase the volume over the next several months. Our goal is to expand future outreach efforts to include other issues and tax years.