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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Penalty Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Boston Marathon Explosions

FTB will waive the late payment penalty for California taxpayers affected by the Boston Marathon explosions. We already provide an automatic 6-month extension to file a personal income tax return.

Affected taxpayers include:

  • Individual taxpayers who live in Suffolk County, MA.
  • Victims, their families, first responders, and others impacted by this tragedy who live outside Suffolk County.
  • Individual taxpayers whose tax preparers were adversely affected.

Taxpayers will receive a bill for the late payment penalty through our normal process.

To request relief, taxpayers must:

  • Pay by July 15, 2013.
  • Contact FTB at 800.852.5711 to request relief from the penalty.

By law, interest will still apply on payments made after April 15.

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