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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Federal Treasury Offset Program (FTOP)

Purpose of bulletin

To inform staff that on December 18, 2012, the Federal Treasury Offset Program (FTOP) offset a federal refund on a case residing in the Bankruptcy (BK) functional area.


Cases residing in the BK functional area are part of the exclusion criteria for FTOP because of automatic bankruptcy stay rules. The Compliance Systems Bureau (CSB) was immediately notified and started researching the issue and a solution to avoid future occurrences. CSB identified XX cases that received FTB Form 1102, Intent to Offset Notice. No additional federal offsets occurred on the remaining cases.

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CSB has removed the XX cases from the FTOP process. The impacted cases have been assigned to the bankruptcy section for resolution.

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