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Tax News Flash, August 29, 2011—Resident, Nonresident, and Real Estate Withholding Form and Processing Changes Begin August 29, 2011

The processing of resident, nonresident, and real estate withholding forms and payments will change to accommodate our new, automated withholding system. The new system will result in fast and accurate processing of withholding forms and payments.

Read and carefully apply the following guidelines and changes to avoid errors that could result in the assessment of penalties and interest.

Get ready to submit Form 589 online

Beginning August 29, 2011, we can no longer process a faxed Form 589, Nonresident Reduced Withholding Request. You must submit Form 589 online or by mail.

When submitting an online 589, if you also need to submit any type of documentation (such as: IRS 8804-C, Schedule E, expense breakdowns, etc.), you must fax the documentation to us at 916.845.9512. On your faxed documentation, include your name, taxpayer ID number, and the date of your online 589 submission.

We will process online requests within 10 business days.

We will process forms received by mail within 21 business days.

Withholding Information Notice

Beginning August 29, 2011, we will issue you a notice when you submit withholding Forms 592, Resident, and Nonresident Withholding Statement, 592F, Foreign Partner or Member Annual Return, or 593, Real Estate Withholding Tax Statement, and there is a mistake, an underpayment, or an overpayment. We will include a description of any errors or balances, and how you can contact us with your questions.
If you have a balance due, we will mail a separate billing statement indicating the amount due.

Amending Forms 592 and 593

Also beginning August 29, 2011, there are new guidelines on how to amend a previously submitted Form 592, 592F, or Form 593. Mail a new form with the correct information. Check the “Amended” box at the top of the form and include a letter explaining what changes were made and why.

For more information on processing changes for withholding forms and payments, go to: Processing Changes for Withholding Forms and Payments.

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