Other levies Withholding orders


We issue orders to withhold to legally take your property to satisfy an outstanding balance due. We may take money from your bank account or other financial assets or we may collect any personal property or thing of value belonging to you but in the possession and control of a third party.

If you receive an order regarding one of your customers or clients, you are legally required to comply with the terms of the order by sending us the requested funds or other property in your possession after the applicable holding period, if any.

Refer to your order for specific instructions.

If you have any questions, contact us by calling the number listed in your order.

We issue the following types of orders

Orders to withhold (OTW)

An OTW is a one-time order taking 100% of the available assets or the entire balance due, whichever is less.

These are the types of OTWs we issue:

  • Order to Withhold for Vehicle Registration Debt (FTB 2204)
  • Order to Withhold – Court-Ordered Debt Collections (FTB 2230)
  • Order to Withhold for Taxes (FTB 2900)

Continuous order to withhold (COTW)

A COTW is an order that attaches to payments you may be entitled to and remains in effect for 12 months.

  • Continuous Order to Withhold (FTB 2910)