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Individual: 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 8 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 4.

Non 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 5.
    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

  • 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.
  • 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 Authorization section, read the text and check the box, and enter your full name.
  • Select the Submit button.
    Note: The status of the proposed assessment associated to the protest will be updated to “Protested”.

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

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