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Businesses - Notices and Collections

Some common business notices and their meanings:

Notice What it means
Earnings Withholding Order We issue you this order because you need to send us a percentage of your employee’s wages to pay their debt.
Order to Withhold We issue this order to your financial institution to attach your assets to pay your debt.
Notice of Tax Lien We file a lien against your real or personal property to secure an amount you owe.
Collection Referral If you do not pay the balance in full or contact us within 30 days from the date of the notice, we may refer your account to a private collection agency.
Collection notice from a private collection agency on behalf of Franchise Tax Board Your account has been referred to a private collection agency. Contact the agency at the number on the notice.
Audit Contact Letter We are examining your tax return.
Notice of Proposed Assessment We made audit adjustments to your account for a specified tax year.

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