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Business Representative: How to Submit a Protest or Respond to a Filing Enforcement Proposed Assessment

To Submit a Protest or Respond to a Filing Enforcement Proposed Assessment online, log in to MyFTB and follow the “How To” instructions below. If, once you’re logged into MyFTB, you need help with the page you’re on, select the “?” in the upper right corner of that particular page.

Select Proposed  Assessments from the Account dropdown  menu.

  • To protest or respond to a proposed assessment, the Protestable Online column must display “Yes”.
  • Select the link in the NPA Number column of the proposed assessment you want to protest.
Note: The Proposed Assessment List page displays proposed assessments and protests that are viewable online. Some proposed assessments will not display on this list. To protest a proposed assessment not listed or if the assessment is not protestable online, but you believe you still have the right to protest, select “send FTB a message” on the Proposed Assessment List page.

Select the proposed assessment you want to  protest or respond to.

  • If this is a non Filing Enforcement proposed assessment, the Proposed Assessment Detail page displays a Protest button at the bottom of the page.
    • Skip to step 9 to complete the non Filing Enforcement online protest.
  • If this is a Filing Enforcement proposed assessment, the Proposed Assessment Detail page shows the available response options.
    • Continue to step 5.

Non Filing Enforcement Proposed Assessment

Non Filing Enforcement Proposed Assessmen

Filing Enforcement Proposed Assessment

Filing Enforcement Proposed Assessment

  • Select one of the three responses:
    • I do not wish to protest this assessment because I will file the required tax return by XX/XX/XXXX and select the Continue button.
      • Continue to step 6.
    • I already filed the required tax return and select the Continue button.
    • I wish to protest this assessment because I disagree with the proposed assessment and select the Continue button.

Choose the appropriate option to respond to the Filing  Enforcement proposed assessment.

  • Confirm that you do not want to protest the assessment and you will file the tax return by the date shown.
  • Select the Submit button.
    • Selecting the Submit button completes the process to respond to the proposed assessment and navigates you back to the Proposed Assessment List page.

Confirm and submit your Quick Resolution.

  • Enter resolution information about the previously filed tax return related to the proposed assessment.
    * = required field
  • In the Attachments section select the Add Attachments button to attach supporting documentation, if applicable.
Enter resolution information about the  previously filed tax return.
  • In the Attachments section, select the Upload button.
    • You can attach up to 10 documents, not to exceed 10 MB. Valid file extensions are pdf and xlsx.
  • In the pop-up window, browse and select the appropriate file and select the Open button.

In the Attachments section, select the Upload button.

  • Selecting the Submit button completes the process to respond to the proposed assessment and navigates you back to the Proposed Assessment List page.

Review your list of attachments and select the Submit button.

Select the Protest button.

  • In the Protest Explanation section provide information to support the protest.
  • In the Attachments section select the Add Attachments button to attach supporting documentation, if applicable.
Provide information to support protest.
  • In the Attachments section, select the Upload button.
    • You can attach up to 10 documents, not to exceed 10 MB. Valid file extensions are pdf and xlsx.
  • In the pop-up window, browse and select the appropriate file and select the Open button.

In  the Attachments section, select the Upload button.

Review your list of attachments.

  • In the Authorization section:
    • Read the text and check the checkbox.
    • Enter your full name, title and contact number.
  • Select the Submit button.
    Note: The status of the proposed assessment associated to the protest will be updated to “Protested”.

Authorize and submit the protest.

  • After you submit the protest, a confirmation page displays. Print or save a copy of this page for your records.

Confirmation of Protest Submission.

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