How can I dispute a penalty?
If you believe a penalty should be canceled due to reasonable cause, you must send supporting documentation to our office by mail with a copy of the notice.
If you write your own letter, it must include the following information for you and your spouse:
- Social security number
- Telephone number
- Tax year
- Type of penalty
- Reason why penalty should be canceled
Mail FTB 2917, FTB 2924 or your letter to:
FRANCHISE TAX BOARD
PO BOX 942840
SACRAMENTO CA 94240-0040
Please allow 6 weeks for a decision to be made.
Billing will continue while we review your letter. To avoid the accrual of interest and to stop the collection process, you must pay the amount due. If we determine that the penalty should be canceled, we will refund your money with interest.
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Last Updated: 01.23.2019