FTB Board Meeting Held September 4
On September 4, 2014, we held our quarterly meeting in the Sacramento office’s Gerald Goldberg auditorium. Our head of Fraud and Discovery, reported incidents of identity theft were up 300 percent since 2009.
We define identity theft as the use of someone else’s personal information, without permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. We see two main types that relate to taxes, the first is refund fraud and the second relates to employment. Our new efforts to combat identity theft include a partnership with the IRS, new detection capabilities through our Enterprise Data to Revenue (EDR) modernization project, and the formation of an enterprise study team.
Also discussed at the Board Meeting were a group budget change proposals relating the EDR project, retaining limited term collections staff, hiring additional staff lost due to prior vacancy sweeps, funds to make changes due to the passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 93/Senate Bill 90 and the Like-Kind Exchange legislation in AB 92, and more.
Finally, a presentation was given by Business and Human Resources to recognize the 2012-2013 to superior accomplishment award winners.Our next regularly scheduled Board Meeting will be held on December 4, 2013, and will include the annual Taxpayer Bill of Rights Hearing.