Error on Request and Demand for Tax Return questionnaire June 2019 Tax News

We want to let you know that during the period April 23, 2019 to May 7, 2019 the Filing Enforcement program mailed out Request and Demand for Tax Return notices that contained an error. These notices included a questionnaire to help the recipient determine if they had a California filing requirement for the 2017 tax year. The questionnaire had an error in Section F (part year resident/nonresident) that could have lead some individuals to incorrectly believe that they are required to file a tax return with the Franchise Tax Board.

To correct this error, we have modified the instructions in Section F and all future mailings will include the corrected version of the questionnaire. Additionally, we will reissue notices with the corrected questionnaire to the 20,000 individuals with an out of state address we sent the incorrect questionnaire to with an explanation for the second notice.

If your client has already submitted their questionnaire, no further action is required. We will consider their response to our original notice and may reach out to them to clarify the information provided. In the near future, we will inform them of our decision. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you or your clients.