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Date Topic
December 8, 2015 State Wants to Return $28 Million in Undelivered Income Tax Refunds
December 7, 2015 Franchise Tax Board Holds Annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing
October 22, 2015 State to Review Filing Status for 83,000 Taxpayers
October 15, 2015 State’s Top 500 Income Tax Delinquencies Total $160 Million
October 12, 2015 CA Controller Calls for Volunteers for Free Tax Preparation Program
October 9, 2015 Last-Minute Tips As Tax Deadline Nears
September 17, 2015 State Tax Relief for Victims of the Wildfires in Amador, Calaveras, Lake and Napa Counties
September 3, 2015 2015 State Income Tax Rate Schedules Adjusted
August 20, 2015 Changes to State’s College Access Tax Credit Remove Tentative Minimum Tax Limit and Extends Credit to 2017
July 15, 2015 Franchise Tax Board Contacting Business Tax Nonfilers
April 30, 2015 State’s Top 500 Tax Delinquencies Total $132.5 Million
April 29, 2015 FTB Reports Statewide Median Income Up in 2013

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April 9, 2015 FTB Offers Last-Minute Tips for California Taxpayers
March 16, 2015 FTB: Taxpayers Face Deadline to Claim 2010 State Refunds
March 4, 2015 Can’t Pay Your Taxes? FTB Offers Help
February 24, 2015 Californians: Be Careful When Selecting a Tax Preparer
February 19, 2015 Free Tax Preparation Available to Millions of Californians
February 9, 2015 State Contacting One Million Income Tax Nonfilers
February 5, 2015 FTB Tax Tip: Head of Household Filing Status Can Save Money
January 30, 2015 Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton Continuing His Service on the Franchise Tax Board
January 30, 2015 Help Boost Your Refund With The Earned Income Tax Credit

January 22, 2015 J. Russell George Urges Taxpayers to Be on "High Alert" to Phone Fraud Scam - Issued by the Federal Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
January 1, 2015 California Officially Opens State Tax Season ( Español)

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August 31, 2015 Physician Convicted of Tax Evasion After Misappropriating $220,000 in Donations from Hospital Fund for Charity Foundation - Issued by the Orange County District Attorney's Office
June 8, 2015 Man Extradited from Texas to Face Charges of Defrauding Victims and Banks in $13.5 Million Ponzi Scheme - Issued by the Orange County District Attorney's Office
June 8, 2015 Husband and Wife Arrested for Failing to Report Over $16 Million in Tax Returns on Personal and Corporate Income - Issued by the Orange County District Attorney's Office
June 8, 2015 Trio of Executives for Los Angeles Nonprofit Charged With Conspiracy, Embezzlement - Issued by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
June 5, 2015 Former Symphony Executive Gets Prison for Income Tax Fraud and Embezzlement
May 8, 2015 Former Navy SEAL Sentenced to Six Years, Eight Months in Prison in $1 Million Fraud Case - Issued by the San Diego County District Attorney's Office
May 8, 2015 Physician Charged for Embezzling $220,000 in Donations from Hospital Fund for Charity Foundation - Issued by the Orange County District Attorney's Office
April 30, 2015 Two Former Parks and Recreation Managers Convicted of Public Corruption for Embezzling Over $1.3 Million From City of Buena Park - Issued by the Orange County District Attorney's Office

Press releases

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Date Topic
December 1, 2014 Franchise Tax Board Holds Annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing
December 1, 2014 State Wants to Return $20 Million in Undelivered Tax Refunds (Español)
November 5, 2014 FTB Follows Federal Extensions for Livestock Replacement
October 30, 2014 State Follows Federal Tax Postponement Dates for Napa County Earthquake Victims
October 16, 2014 State’s Top 500 Tax Debtors Owe $129 Million
October 8, 2014 October 15 Tax Deadline Draws Near (Español)
September 25, 2014 State Tax Relief for San Diego County Wildfire Victims
September 16, 2014 State Tax Relief for Napa County Earthquake Victims
September 2, 2014 California Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Extended Through 2013(Español)
August 19, 2014 Franchise Tax Board Sends 'Head of Household' Audit Letters(Español)
August 13, 2014 2014 State Income Tax Rate Schedules Adjusted (Español)
July 1, 2014 State Collects First Billion Dollars from Tax Modernization Project
June 18, 2014 Franchise Tax Board Contacting Business Nonfilers (Español)
May 22, 2014 Where’s My State Tax Refund? (Español)
May 1, 2014 Franchise Tax Board Expands Credit Card Payments to Include Business Entities (Español)
April 10, 2014 Top 500 Income Tax Delinquent Updated (Español)
April 9, 2014 Last Minute Tips for California Taxpayers (Español)
April 7, 2014 Free State Tax Assistance Available Online (Español)
March 27, 2014 FTB Offers Help if You Cannot Pay in Full (Español)
March 19, 2014 State Holding More Than $100 Million from 2009 Nonfilers (Español)
February 26, 2014 State Warns Taxpayers to Choose Tax Preparers Wisely (Español)
February 11, 2014 Statewide Median Income Up In 2012

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February 6, 2014 Taxpayers Warned of New Tax Scams
January 31, 2014 Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day - Help Stretch Your Paycheck (Español)
January 23, 2014 Franchise Tax Board Contacting Income Tax Nonfilers (Español)
January 13, 2014 State Wants to Return $16 Million in Undelivered Tax Refunds
January 6, 2014 State Tax Filing Season Officially Opens (Español)

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December 5, 2014 Former Symphony Director Guilty of Tax Fraud - Issued by the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office
October 22, 2014 Ventura County Woman Sentenced on Felony Charges - Issued by The Ventura County District Attorney's Office
September 22, 2014 Former Executive Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison - Issued by the Orange County District Attorney's Office
August 14, 2014 Laura Leesha Means convicted by a jury of 17 felony counts - Issued by the Ventura County District Attorney's Office
May 12, 2014 El Dorado County Owners of Poor Reds Sentencing - Issued by the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office
May 6, 2014 Former San Bernardino Accountant Sentenced to Four Years State Prison and Ordered to Pay Restitution to State
May 6, 2014 Beverly Hills Dentist Pays More Than $780,000 for Insurance Fraud, Sentenced to 365 Days County Jail - Issued by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
April 28, 2014 Ventura County Woman Convicted - Issued by the Ventura County District Attorney's Office
April 15, 2014 El Dorado Hills Executive Arrested on State Income Tax Charges
March 12, 2014 Former Glendale Mayor Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement, Other Charges - Issued by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
February 7, 2014 Marijuana Dispensary Shut Down; Drugs, Assault Weapons and Cash Seized - Issued by the Long Beach Police Department
January 28, 2014 Grand Jury Indicts SD Employer on Unemployment & Workers Comp Fraud - Issued by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office
January 3, 2014 Sacramento County Woman Sentenced to 3 years for Tax Evasion and Embezzlement Scheme

Press releases

Statewide

Date Topic
December 3, 2012 State Wants to Return $14 Million in Undelivered Tax Refunds
November 30, 2012 Franchise Tax Board’s Annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing
November 9, 2012 Franchise Tax Board Updates 2012 Tax Tables for Proposition 30 Tax Increases
November 9, 2012 California Grants Tax Relief to Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Sandy
October 11, 2012 Franchise Tax Board Top 500 Tax Delinquencies Updated - New This Year: Debtors Now Face License Suspension
October 9, 2012 Extended Due Date Deadline is October 15 for Filing State Tax Returns
August 14, 2012 2012 State Income Tax Rate Schedules Adjusted
August 8, 2012 Franchise Tax Board Auditing ‘Head of Household’
August 3, 2012 FTB Uses Automated Calling System to Promote Account Resolution
June 14, 2012 Thousands of Businesses Contacted to File Tax Returns
May 9, 2012 State Tax Refund Status Available Online
April 13, 2012 Franchise Tax Board Updates Guidance on Real Estate Tax Deductions
April 13, 2012 Franchise Tax Board Unveils New Top 500 Tax Debtors
April 11, 2012 State Tax Help Available If You Owe Taxes and Have a Financial Hardship
April 6, 2012 Last Minute Tips for California Taxpayers
March 19, 2012 Free State Tax Help Available Online
March 19, 2012 FTB Launches Free Self-Service Application for Entity Status Letters
March 6, 2012 State Reports Mixed Results on Median Income for 2010

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February 28, 2012 Be Careful When Selecting a Tax Preparer
January 27, 2012 Federal Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day
January 19, 2012 State’s Top 250 Tax Debtors’ Lists Recoups $100 Million
January 17, 2012 State Requesting Delinquent Tax Returns From Nonfilers
January 11, 2012 FTB Releases State Tax Statistics for 2009
January 4, 2012 State Tax Filing Season Officially Opens (Español)

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Date Topic
November 28, 2011 Franchise Tax Board's Annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing
November 21, 2011 State Wants to Return $17 Million in Undelivered Tax Refunds
November 17, 2011 Tax Board Reports Results from Compliance Initiative
November 3, 2011 FTB Launches New Website Design
October 7, 2011 Extended Due Date Deadline is October 17 for Filing State Tax Returns
August 25, 2011 2011 State Income Tax Rate Schedules Adjusted
August 9 , 2011 Franchise Tax Board Auditing ‘Head of Household’
August 1 , 2011 New Opportunity for Taxpayers Who Avoided Tax Bills
May 2, 2011 Check Online for State Tax Refund Status
April 28, 2011 Tax Relief Available for Tsunami Waves
April 14, 2011 Last Minute Tips for California Taxpayers
April 13, 2011 Franchise Tax Board Lists Top 250 Tax Debtors
April 12, 2011 California Excludes From Taxes Health Care Coverage for Adult Children Up to Age 27
March 28, 2011 State promotes free tax help online
March 17, 2011 State Tax Relief for California Winter Storm Victims
March 17, 2011 Be Cautious When Selecting a Tax Preparer
March 09, 2011 State Provides Free Completed Tax Returns for Many
March 3, 2011 State Reports on Median Income for 2009

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February 28, 2011 State Tax Agencies Collaborate to Promote Use Tax Reporting
February 14, 2011 Owe State Taxes, But Cannot Pay - Help Available
February 3, 2011 Controller Chiang Promotes Federal Earned Income Tax Credit
January 18, 2011 State Contacting Income Earners Who Did Not File Tax Returns
January 7, 2011 State Wants to Return $15 Million in Undelivered Tax Refunds
January 5, 2011 Small California Tax-Exempt Organizations Must File to Retain Exempt Status
January 3, 2011 Franchise Tax Board Opens Filing Season for State Taxes

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Date Topic
December 01, 2010 Franchise Tax Board to Hold Annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing
November 22, 2010 Franchise Tax Board No Longer Mailing Tax Booklets
November 19, 2010 Controller Encourages Californians to Claim Federal Tax Credits - Issued by State Controller John Chiang
October 29, 2010 State Tax Relief for San Bruno Explosion
October 18, 2010 Franchise Tax Board Alerts Taxpayers to e-Mail Phishing Scam
October 12, 2010 October 15 Tax Deadline Fast Approaching
October 05, 2010 State Tax Relief Provided for Disaster Victims
September 22, 2010 Franchise Tax Board Auditing ‘Head of Household’
September 17, 2010 State’s New Home Tax Credit Gone Soon
August 20, 2010 Franchise Tax Board is Contacting Thousands of Businesses to File Delinquent Tax Returns
August 16, 2010 2010 State Income Tax Rate Schedules Adjusted
August 10, 2010 Green Initiatives Thrive at Franchise Tax Board
August 9, 2010 Last Chance to Apply for State’s First-Time Buyer Tax Credit
June 17, 2010 State’s First-Time Buyer Credit Almost Gone
May 14, 2010 FTB Offers Tax Relief to Baja California Quake Victims
May 10, 2010 FTB Offers Guidance on Home Buyer Tax Credits
April 29, 2010 State Reports on Median Income for 2008

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April 13, 2010 Online Buyers and Sellers: You May Owe State Taxes – Issued by the Board of Equalization and the Franchise Tax Board
April 13, 2010 Last Minute Tips for California Taxpayers
April 13, 2010 California Enacts Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief
April 9, 2010 Franchise Tax Board Lists Top 250 Tax Debtors
April 6, 2010 FTB Awarded “Green” Building Standard
March 30, 2010 More than 2 million can file through ReadyReturn
March 16, 2010 Haiti Donations Are Immediately Tax Deductible
March 9, 2010 California Winter Storm Victims Get State Tax Relief
March 8, 2010 When Paying for a Tax Preparer, Choose Wisely
February 22, 2010 State Tax Returns Done and Ready to File for Many Californians
February 4, 2010 State Tax Payment Plans Available
February 1, 2010 State’s Annual Nonfiler Program Begins
January 12, 2010 State Income Tax Filing Season Opens

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December 8, 2009 New Federal Law Benefits Nonresident Military Spouses
November 30, 2009 Franchise Tax Board’s Annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing
November 2, 2009 California to Stop Mailing Tax Booklets to Nonresidents
October 8, 2009 Extended Due Date Deadline Is October 15 for Filing State Tax Returns
September 14, 2009 Thousands of Businesses Need to File State Tax Returns
August 27, 2009 2009 State Income Tax Rates Adjusted
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August 17, 2009 Franchise Tax Board Advises Against Frivolous Tax Arguments
August 06, 2009 Franchise Tax Board Auditing ‘Head of Household’ Returns
July 20, 2009 Franchise Tax Board Changes Call Center Hours
July 7, 2009 Registered Warrants Can Pay Your State Income Tax Bill
July 2, 2009 State´s New Home Tax Credit Gone
June 22, 2009 State´s New Home Tax Credit Going Fast
June 19, 2009 California Taxpayers Urged to Report Offshore Bank Income
June 11, 2009 Taxpayers Should Review Their Withholding to Avoid Tax Bills Next April
May 20, 2009 State Tax Information Available Online
April 29, 2009 State Reports on Median Income for 2007

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April 22, 2009 California Taxpayers Go Green
April 14, 2009 Last Minute Tips for California Taxpayers
April 09, 2009 State Releases List of Top 250 Tax Debtors
March 27, 2009 FTB Offers Tax Guidance for Ponzi Scheme Victims
March 26, 2009 FTB’s Free e-file Program, CalFile, Now Available in Spanish
March 24, 2009 One Half Million State Tax Returns Ready and Waiting
March 16, 2009 Free Tax Help is Available
March 02, 2009 State’s Annual Nonfiler Program Begins
February 27, 2009 Taxpayers Cautioned to Carefully Choose Tax Preparers
January 23, 2009 Franchise Tax Board Offers Help to Taxpayers Experiencing Financial Stress
January 21, 2009 State Announces Tax Changes at Start of Filing Season

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December 01, 2008 Franchise Tax Board’s Annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing
November 20, 2008 More Tax Relief for Southern California Fire Victims
November 19, 2008 State Tax Relief for California Wildfire Victims
November 07, 2008 Report State Tax Fraud Online
October 14, 2008 October 15 State Tax Extension Deadline Draws Near
October 03, 2008 2008 State Income Tax Rates Adjusted for Inflation
September 25, 2008 Chiang Responds to Governor’s Cuts to Homeowner and Renters Assistance - Issued by State Controller John Chiang
September 23, 2008 Update: FTB Grants Hurricane Ike Victims Federal Tax Postponement Dates
September 18, 2008 Update: FTB Grants Hurricane Ike Victims Federal Tax Postponement Dates
September 17, 2008 FTB Follows Federal Tax Postponement Dates for Hurricane Ike Victims
September 11, 2008 Deadline Approaching to Resolve State Tax Shelters
September 05, 2008 FTB Follows Federal Postponement Dates for Victims of Hurricane Gustav
July 23, 2008 State Tax Relief for California Wildfire Victims
July 16, 2008 FTB Simplifies Tax Exemption Process for Charitable Organizations
July 10, 2008 STATE OF CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES LATEST “GREEN” BUILDINGS Franchise Tax Board Offices Save Energy & Water; Reduce Environmental Footprint - Issued by Department of General Services
July 10, 2008 Franchise Tax Board Promotes Conservation
July 01, 2008 Thousands of Homeowners and Renters Eligible for Statewide Assistance Program
June 27, 2008 California Officials Accept $193 Million Federal Rebate for Success in Building Statewide Child Support System - Issued by Dept. of Child Support Services
June 06, 2008 FTB Urges Taxpayers to Resolve Their Accounts and Avoid Costly Penalties
May 21, 2008 Check the Status of Your Tax Refund at FTB.CA.GOV
May 19, 2008 State Taxpayers Warned of Email Scam
May 02, 2008 California Tax Program Will Aid Certain Out-of-State Nonfilers
April 25, 2008 State Reports on Median Income for 2006

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April 22, 2008 Taxpayers Go Green When They E-File
April 14, 2008 Franchise Tax Board Provides Last Minute Tax Tips
April 11, 2008 Franchise Tax Board Extends Phone Hours for the Final Stretch of Tax Season
April 08, 2008 Error on State Tax Form for IRA Income Phase Out Amount
April 07, 2008 FTB Updates List of Top 250 Income Tax Debts
April 01, 2008 Last Minute Filing Tip: Tax Errors Can Cause Major Delays to Your Refund
March 24, 2008 FTB´s Free e-file Program, CalFile, Now Available in Spanish
March 11, 2008 Looking for Someone to Do Your Taxes For You for Free? FTB Has 250,000 ReadyReturns Available for Taxpayers at Its Website
February 25, 2008 FTB Reminds Taxpayers to Select Tax Preparers Wisely
February 04, 2008 FTB Seeks Tax Returns from 750,000 Non-Filers
January 15, 2008 FTB Warns Taxpayers of Error on State Tax Form
January 14, 2008 Mortgage Debt Forgiveness May Be Taxable in California
January 02, 2008 FTB Launches Tax Season With New Taxpayer Services

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December 20, 2007 FTB Hoping to Return Nearly $10 Million in Unclaimed Tax Refunds
December 12, 2007 End of Year Tax Tips Offered for California Taxpayers
November 26, 2007 Franchise Tax Board to Hold Annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing
October 29, 2007 Issued by the Board of Equalization - Betty T. Yee Announces Tax Assistance Available to Wildfire Victims
October 29, 2007 FTB Offers Tax Postponement Periods to Fire Victims
October 23, 2007 FTB Announces Tax Relief for Victims of the Southern California Wildfires
October 23, 2007 Issued by the Board of Equalization - Betty T. Yee Announces Tax Relief Available in Counties Affected by Wildfires
October 12, 2007 State’s Top Income Tax Debtors Posted Online
October 9, 2007 October 15 Deadline Approaches for State Income Tax Extension Filings
September 6, 2007 Franchise Tax Board Reports Results from Backdated Stock Option Program
September 4, 2007 Franchise Tax Board Sends Warning Letters to State's Top Tax Debtors
August 29, 2007 FTB Announces the 2007 State Income Tax Brackets
August 21, 2007 FTB Set to Issue Costly Tax Shelter Penalties
August 2, 2007 FTB Starts Head of Household Audits
July 12, 2007 FTB Hosts Green Fair to Encourage Conservation
July 5, 2007 Attn: Qualified Homeowners and Renters - Time to Get Those Checks
May 31, 2007 Taxpayers Beware of Internet Scam
April 17, 2007 State Postpones Deadline for Victims Hardest Hit by Storm in Northeast
April 12, 2007 Haven't Filed? Tips to Tame Your Last - Minute Tax Blues
April 6, 2007 State Reports on Median Income for 2005

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April 3, 2007 Contribuyentes de California Usan e-File (California Taxpayers Use e-File)
March 28, 2007 Choose Tax Preparer With Vigilance
March 20, 2007 California Taxpayers Use e-File
March 14, 2007 State Grants Tax Relief to Victims of the 2007 California Freeze
February 23, 2007 California Seeks to Satisfy Tax Obligation Stemming from Backdated Stock Options
February 9, 2007 Chiang Removes Social Security Numbers from State Tax Liens - Issued by State Controller Chiang
February 6, 2007 Controller Chiang Announces Help for California Taxpayers
January 24, 2007 Extra Days to File State Tax Returns and Pay

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December 19, 2006 In Time for the Holidays: FTB Seeks Owners of Tax Refunds
November 28, 2006 Franchise Tax Board's Annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing
October 24, 2006 Westly Announces New Tax Law: Equal Treatment For Domestic Partners - Issued by State Controller Westly
October 19, 2006 FTB Follows Federal Postponement Dates for Victims of Hawaii Earthquake
October 11, 2006 $8 Million in Undelivered Tax Refunds
September 20, 2006 Westly Announces $524 Million Collection Effort - Issued by State Controller Westly
September 7, 2006 State Announces 2006 Income Tax Changes Due to Indexing
August 23, 2006 State Streamlines the Tax Offer In Compromise Process - Issued jointly with the State Board of Equalization and the Employment Development Department.
August 10, 2006 Audits Commence for Head of Household Tax Filers
August 4, 2006 San Jose Couple Sentenced For Felony Tax Evasion - Issued by the Board of Equalization
July 6, 2006 Chiang Says New State Budget Gives BOE Collections a Boost - Issued by Board of Equalization Chair John Chiang
June 30, 2006 Westly Offers Cash to Aid Homeowners and Renters - Issued by State Controller Westly
June 2, 2006 State Tax Information More Accessible

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May 31, 2006 Bay Area Again Leads in Median Income

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May 26, 2006 Westly Clamps Down on Delinquent Taxpayers - Issued by State Controller Westly
April 28, 2006 State Tax Deposits Hit All-Time High
April 14, 2006 Westly Urges Last Minute Tax Filers to Take Advantage of Free Help - Issued by State Controller Westly
March 30, 2006 Less Than Three Weeks To File State/Federal Income Taxes - Issued by Board of Equalization Chair John Chiang
March 29, 2006 California Tax Service Center: Virtual One-Stop Shop For Taxpayers - Issued by State Board of Equalization
March 29, 2006 State Warns IRS Participants
March 20, 2006 Deadline Looming for California Tax Shelter Resolution Initiative
March 17, 2006 Westly Reminds CA of Free Tax Help Online, By Phone or In Person as April 17 Approaches - Issued by State Controller Westly
March 16, 2006 Westly Warns of Predatory Tax Preparers - Issued by State Controller Westly
March 15, 2006 FTB Wins Two Awards for Taxpayer Education and Assistance - Issued by Federation of Tax Administrators
March 8, 2006 Westly Warns of Tax Shelter Program Deadline - Issued by State Controller Westly
March 8, 2006 FTB Postpones Deadlines for Victims Hardest Hit by Hurricane Katrina
February 23, 2006 State's Free e-file Program Issues Tax Refunds in 5-7 Days - Issued by Board of Equalization Chair John Chiang
February 16, 2006 Westly Urges People to Avoid Hassles and Get Tax Refunds in 7 Days with CalFile - Issued by State Controller Westly
February 8, 2006 Westly Announces Program To Find State Millions - Issued by State Controller Westly
January 17, 2006 New Executive Officer Sworn in at Franchise Tax Board
January 11, 2006 Franchise Tax Board Names Selvi Stanislaus New Executive Officer
January 11, 2006 California Follows IRS Tax Shelter Initiative
January 3, 2006 State Tax Filing Season Kicks Off

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December 1, 2005 Westly Seeks to Reunite Californians with $8 Million in Returned Tax Refunds - Issued by State Controller Westly
November 23, 2005 Franchise Tax Board's Annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing
October 31, 2005 Franchise Tax Board Grants Hurricane Wilma Victims State Tax Relief
October 12, 2005 October 17 Deadline for State Income Tax Extension Filers
September 27, 2005 Franchise Tax Board Grants Hurricane Rita Victims State Tax Relief
September 20, 2005 Controller Westly Announces State Tax Benefits for Businesses and Employees Donating to Hurricane Relief
September 07, 2005 State Announces 2005 Income Tax Rate Changes Due to Indexing
August 31, 2005 Hurricane Katrina Victims Granted State Tax Relief Updated on September 15, 2005.
July 15, 2005 Franchise Tax Board Sends Amnesty Payment Reminders
July 13, 2005 Head of Household Filers to Get Audit Letters
June 23, 2005 Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program Starts Soon
June 15, 2005 FTB Approves Motion to Expand Successful ReadyReturn Program - Issued by the Controller's Office
May 19, 2005 Controller Westly Vows to Reduce the Tax Gap
May 16, 2005 Final Deadline for Tax Amnesty - Midnight on May 31
April 25, 2005 State Reports on Median Income for 2003

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April 05, 2005 State Swamped with Tax Returns; Taxpayers Expecting a Refund Should e-File
March 29, 2005 Tax Amnesty Enters Final Week
March 23, 2005 FTB Provides Online Refund Status Check in Spanish
March 23, 2005 FTB Provee Información en Español Sobre el Reembolso por medio del Internet
March 18, 2005 State Reports on Tax Filing
March 15, 2005 Tax Bill for Tsunami Donations Signed
March 11, 2005 Tax Filing Simplified for Seniors
March 11, 2005 State Ends TeleFile Program
March 04, 2005 ReadyReturn Eases Tax Filing Burden
February 16, 2005 State Launches ReadyReturn Program
February 08, 2005 Tax Amnesty Week #1 Results
February 01, 2005 California's Tax Amnesty Starts Today
January 18, 2005 Tax Collections is Business as Usual
January 06, 2005 Forgot to File? FTB Sending Reminders
January 03, 2005 State Tax Filing Simplified For Many - Other News for State Income Taxpayers

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November 16, 2004 FTB's Annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing
October 13, 2004 October 15 Extended Filing due Date Approaching
September 21, 2004 Audits Launched for Head of Household Taxpayers
September 16, 2004 Tax Changes for Non-California Military Personnel
August 27, 2004 Tax Bills Drop for State's Taxpayers in 2004 Due to Indexing
August 06, 2004 Westly: State Won't Tax Paid Family Leave Benefits
July 15, 2004 New Toll-Free Helpline for Senior and Disabled Assistance Program
July 15, 2004 FTB Adds Tax Expert to Its Abusive Tax Shelter Team
July 07, 2004 State Targets 700,000 Tax Nonfilers
July 02, 2004 Tax Relief for Victims of San Joaquin County Levee Break
April 2004 State Reports on Median Income for 2002

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April 15, 2004 Penalty-Free Program for Tax Shelters Ends Today
April 14, 2004 Californians E-File in Record Numbers
April 12, 2004 State to Serve First of Tax Shelter Subpoenas
April 09, 2004 Illegal Tax Shelter Crackdown Tops $200 Million Mark
April 05, 2004 Five Million Returns E-filed.and Counting
March 25, 2004 CPA Firms Targeted in Abusive Tax Shelter Crackdown
March 24, 2004 FTB Sees Sharp Drop in Paper
March 22, 2004 Taxpayers Under IRS Audit Urged to Apply for VCI - Penalty Waiver Program Ends April 15
March 15, 2004 State on Pace to Shatter Tax e-File Records
March 11, 2004 Latest Tax Shelter Crackdown Targets Promoters
March 04, 2004 States Sign Anti-Abusive Tax Shelter Agreement
February 25, 2004 Franchise Tax Board to Pick Up the Phones
February 11, 2004 Tax Change for Military Personnel Anticipated
February 04, 2004 Head of Household Taxpayers To Get Audit Letters
January 30, 2004 FTB Provides Tips Regarding Use Tax Line on State Return
January 27, 2004 FTB Offers Options for Tax Assistance
January 22, 2004 States Huddle to Plan Offensive Against Abusive Tax Shelters
January 15, 2004 State Grants Tax Relief to Victims of San Simeon Earthquake
January 14, 2004 Westly Launches Free Tax Filing
January 07, 2004 Tax Shelter Crackdown Nets $30 Million
January 05, 2004 Millions Qualify for Free Online Tax Filing

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December 15, 2003 State to Pursue Nonfilers
December 03, 2003 New Program Cracks Down on Illegal Tax Shelters
December 02, 2003 FTB's NetFile Program Approved
November 21, 2003 FTB's Annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing
November 18, 2003 Controller Westly Sends Tax Shelter Expert to Testify at Congressional Hearing
October 31, 2003 Riverside County Added to the List of Federal Disaster Areas
October 29, 2003 Franchise Tax Board Will Follow Federal Extension Periods
October 27, 2003 FTB Issues Reprieve for Southern California Fire Victims
October 01, 2003 Deadline Quickly Approaching for State Taxpayers Participating in the IRS' Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative
September 16, 2003 State and Feds Partner to Crackdown on Illegal Tax Schemes
August 25, 2003 State's Income Tax Rates Drop for 2003 Due to Indexing
August 05, 2003 California Targets Abusive Tax Shelters with New Round of Audits
July 15, 2003 Tax Experts Discuss Abusive Tax Schemes
July 01, 2003 It's Time for Eligible Homeowners and Renters To Apply for State Assistance Payments
June 20, 2003 Fee Increased for Copies of State Tax Returns
April 14, 2003 Last-Minute Tax Tips for California Taxpayers
April 07, 2003 State Reports on Median Income for 2001
March 27, 2003 Tax Relief for Military Personnel Serving in Combat Zones
March 18, 2003 State Gives $500 Tax Credit for Qualified Caregivers
March 14, 2003 No Jeopardy for State Taxpayers Who Participate in the IRS' Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative, says FTB
February 24, 2003 Didn't File Taxes Last Year - Check Your Mail
February 19, 2003 Californians Urged to Take 'Direct' Approach
February 10, 2003 FTB Urges Participants in the IRS' Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative to Correct State Returns Too
January 15, 2003 Tax Professionals Can Make Filing Easier
January 07, 2003 FTB Offers Free e-File for Income Taxes

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November 26, 2002 State's Free e-file Program Expands
November 15, 2002 FTB's Annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing
October 14 2002 Tax Withholding on Real Estate Sales Expands Drastically
October 7, 2002 October 15 Tax Extension Deadline Approaching
October 1, 2002 Sweeping Changes in State's Free e-file Program
September 26, 2002 Tax Refund granted for Victims of Terrorist Attacks
September 23, 2002 Head of Household Taxpayers To Get Audit Letters
September 18, 2002 New E-Government Services Unveiled at FTB '2EZ Direct' Provides Free, Direct E-File for Simple Tax Forms
September 9, 2002 State's Income Tax Rates Indexed for 2002
September, 2002 Tax Policy Conference to Tackle Tough Issues
July 22, 2002 Volunteers Provide Free Help With State's Homeowner and Renter Assistance Forms
June 7, 2002 Senior and Disabled Homeowners and Renters To Apply for Assistance Payments
April 9, 2002 Last-Minute Tax Tips for California Taxpayers
March 29, 2002 State Controller and FTB Chair Kathleen Connell Reports Increase in Median Income for 2000
March 12, 2002 State Tax Information Available Around the Clock
February 14, 2002 State Controller Kathleen Connell Stars in Public Service Campaign
February 4, 2002 Military Tax Filing Simplified; State Debuts New Nonresident Short Forum
January 23, 2002 State Offers $500 Tax Credit for Qualified Caregivers
January 17, 2002 State Tax Relief for Combat Zone Declaration
January 2, 2002 Advice for Taxpayers: Do It Yourself What Californians Need to Know this Tax Season

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