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MyFTB Account service to take brief holiday

To help us prepare for the new tax year, MyFTB Account will be temporarily unavailable on these dates:

  • From 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 24, through 7 a.m. Friday, December 26.
  • From 5 p.m. Sunday, December 28, through 7 a.m. Friday, January 2.

MyFTB Account service allows you to view:

  • Estimated tax payments.
  • Recent payments applied to a balance due.
  • Total current balance due.
  • A summary of each balance due tax year on an account.
  • California wage and withholding information.
  • FTB-issued Forms 1099-G and 1099-INT.

New Payment Voucher for 540 Returns | Form 540-V

We have developed a new payment voucher form to be used with an originally filed computer-generated 540 return. The new Form 540-V is used only when you make payment by check or money order with your return. Or, you can schedule your payment for automatic withdrawal from your bank account with WebPay, FTB’s free online payment feature, or pay by credit card. See the payment instructions in the tax booklet, or go to our website at and search for payment options. If paying online, do not use Form 540-V.

The information on Form 540-V should match the information printed on your 2008 computer-generated Form 540 return. If you make a change prior to filing your tax return, reprint both the computer‑generated Form 540 and Form 540-V. Make your check or money order payable to the “Franchise Tax Board.” Write your SSN or ITIN and “2008 Form 540-V” on the check or money order payable in U.S. dollars and drawn against a U.S. financial institution.

Form 540-V will only be available through tax preparation software products. FTB will not provide a printed or online version of the form. Use the payment voucher only if an amount is due. Enclose, but do not staple, your payment and Form 540-V with your computer-generated Form 540 return and mail to:

PO BOX 942867
SACRAMENTO CA 94267-0009

Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights hearing

This annual hearing will be conducted during a meeting of the Board on December 4, 2008, at 1:30 p.m.