Temporary Suspension of Offset Program until July 31, 2021 June 2021 Tax News

FTB has temporarily suspended the collection activities of the Interagency Intercept Collection (IIC) Program in keeping with the Governor's March 12, 2020, Executive Order. This means that state tax refunds will not be reduced to offset taxpayer debts for parking citations, tolls, and various fines. Debts for child support are the exception and will continue to be collected.

Taxpayers can apply for an installment payment plan if they cannot pay their state taxes in full. This includes court-ordered debts. For more information about payment plans, go to our website: ftb.ca.gov.

If a taxpayer receives a wage garnishment, bank levy, or tax lien, FTB will work with them. In addition to payment plans, this assistance may include modifying or releasing a garnishment or levy, placing a hold on the collection account, or accepting an offer in compromise.

For more information about IIC and the temporary suspension of the Offset Program, refer to FTB news release dated February 22, 2021.