Delinquent Tax Collection
California’s tough economic times and state budget deficit have the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) aggressively pursuing the recovery of back taxes. Some of the FTB’s collection tactics include levying bank accounts, garnishing wages, filing California state tax liens and seizing assets.
Even if you are no longer a California resident or your tax debt is older than a decade, the FTB can still hold you liable. The IRS has a ten year statute of limitations for collecting past due liabilities but that is not the case in California, where the FTB’s statute of limitations is twenty years.
Working with the FTB and their State Tax Compliance Officers can be intimidating and aggravating. For large liabilities, a collections officer can approach you at your residence or workplace in an attempt to collect back taxes. Even though the officers have a reputation of being extreme in their collection methods, they are required to be courteous and professional and provide reasonable time for you to respond to requests for payment.
When dealing with the FTB and a State Tax Compliance Officer, it helps to have knowledgeable and experienced representation in negotiating the right deal for you. Once you retain the services of Brown, PC, and file a Power of Attorney, we will represent you and the FTB and the officer assigned to your case will have to deal directly with us.
Contact Brown, PC for Assistance with Your Tax Compliance
If you are receiving tax collection demands or facing extreme ramifications for nonpayment, please contact the firm online or by calling 424-252-1100. We represent clients in Los Angeles and throughout California.