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New Policy for FTB Installment Agreements

September 2009 - We have implemented a uniform Installment Agreement (IA) Policy throughout our department, and external website. In September 2005, we initiated a pilot program to expand the dollar criteria and time to $25,000/60 months. In December 2006, the pilot program became permanent.  In September 2009, our website and the Electronic Installment Agreement (eIA) system will reflect the current criteria.

Applicants may qualify for an IA if they:

  • Owe a balance of $25,000 or less.
  • Agree to pay in full within 60 months or less.
  • Have filed all required personal income tax returns.

Note: Financial hardship must exist. Approval will be based on ability to pay and compliance history. A lien may be filed, and/or a financial statement requested as a condition for approval. Misrepresentation of financial condition may result in a renegotiation or cancellation of an approved IA.


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