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Tax Preparer: How to Submit FTB Form 588, Nonresident Withholding Waiver Request

To submit FTB Form 588, Nonresident Withholding Waiver Request, 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. If you need help with deciding what information to add to the online form, refer to the paper form’s instructions.

  • Expand the Client Search Criteria section to search for the client whose FTB Form 588 you want to submit.
    Note: The default displays up to 200 Individual clients. If your Individual client list exceeds 200, or you want to view Business or Fiduciary clients, update the search criteria and select the “Search” button.
  • Select your Role in Submitting Waiver.
  • Select the Next button.
  • Select the Edit button to review and edit the requester information for the waiver, if necessary.
  • Select the Next button.
  • Enter the withholding agent information.
    * = required field
    Note: If your submitting role is Withholding Agent, this information will be pre-populated. Verify the address and phone number, and update if necessary.
  • Select the Save button.
  • Review the information listed for the withholding agent.
  • Select the Next button.
  • Select the Type of Income Payments Subject to Withholding.
  • Select the Next button.
  • Select the reason for the waiver request from the Reason dropdown menu.
    Note: Depending on the reason selected, you may be prompted to attach supporting documentation to substantiate your request.
  • Select the Add Payee button to add additional payees to the waiver request.
  • Select the Next button.
  • Review the Summary page information entered for your Nonresident Withholding Waiver Request.
    • To edit the information, select the Edit link or the Back button.
  • In the Authorization of Form 588 section, read the text and select the checkbox.
  • Select the Submit button.

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