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Give us some feedback on our online services

At FTB, we are continually looking for ways to reduce taxpayer burden. One possible solution we are evaluating is expanding our existing online services, to offer taxpayers, or their authorized representatives, access to more taxpayer account information.

On January 30, 2007, we emailed Taxpayer Data Access surveys to approximately 1,300 tax professionals who are registered as subscribers to FTB's e-file News service. The survey's purpose is to get your feedback - we want to know how interested tax professionals are in having online access to more of the account information we maintain for you or your clients. We are also interested in your opinion of FTB allowing commercial software companies to provide an "import" feature as part of their tax preparation product that would take information FTB has on file for a specific taxpayer, and populate that taxpayer's return as you prepare it.

If you did not receive an email from FTB, you can still take the survey. Go to www.ftb.ca.gov and select “Online services survey” under "Tax Professionals." The survey takes just a few minutes to complete, and will help us determine what services to offer tax professionals in the future. If you have any questions about the content of the survey, contact Alison Adams at (916) 845-3559, or Alison.Adams@ftb.ca.gov.

Publications translations

In our August 2006 issue, we reported on the forms that we have translated into several languages commonly spoken in California (see "State tax information accessible to more taxpayers," August 2006 issue.)

To see our progress since August, check the table directly below for forms we’ve recently added, the languages they’re available in, and our timetable for adding new forms:

Translated publications
Publication Language When available
California Taxpayers' Bill of Rights (FTB 4058C) Chinese
Korean
Spanish
Vietnamese
No longer available, 01/2010
Exempt Organizations(FTB 927) Chinese
Korean
Spanish
Vietnamese
Currently available
Frequently Asked Questions About Your Tax Audit (FTB 1015B) Spanish
Currently available
Glossary of Terms (FTB 1209) Chinese
Spanish
Vietnamese
Currently available
2006 Homeowner and Renter Assistance Claim Booklet (FTB 9000H/9000R) Chinese
Korean
Spanish
Currently available
Innocent Spouse Brochure (FTB 705) Chinese
Korean
Spanish
Vietnamese
Currently available
Franchise Tax Board Privacy Notice (FTB 1131) Chinese
Korean
Spanish
Vietnamese
Currently available
Residency Tax Audit FAQs (FTB 1015R) Chinese
Korean
Currently available
Publications in process of translation
Publication Language When available
Forms of Ownership (FTB 1123) Spanish March 2007
Publications scheduled for future translation
Publication Language When available
Home-Based Business Tax Avoidance Schemes Chinese
Korean
Spanish
Vietnamese
June 2007
Recognizing Illegal Tax Avoidance Schemes Chinese
Korean
Spanish
Vietnamese
June 2007
Striking Gold in California- Webpage only Chinese
Spanish
June 2007
Court Ordered Debt - Webpage Spanish September 2007
Business Expenses Chinese
Korean
Spanish
Vietnamese
October 2007
CalFile - Webpage only Chinese
Spanish
January 2008
2007 Homeowner and Renter Assistance Claim Form (Form 9000H/9000R) Spanish
January 2008
California Resident Income Tax Return (Form 540 2EZ) Spanish
January 2008
FTB Website (www.ftb.ca.gov) Spanish
June 2007