Dec. 4 2014 – CSEA Testifies at Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing

Posted on December 15, 2014 · Posted in CSEA Society News

For many years CSEA has attended and testified at the Franchise Tax Board’s (FTB) Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing, which gives taxpayers and tax professionals a once-a-year opportunity to bring items of concern regarding tax law and administration before the Board. On December 4, 2014 Vicki Mulak, EA, CFP®, CSEA Executive Vice President Scarlett Vanyi and Director of Member Services Cara Watson attended the annual hearing, which was held in the auditorium of FTB’s headquarters in Sacramento.

Ms. Mulak presented testimony on behalf of CSEA focusing on three issues of primary concern:

  • Inability to Dissolve/Cancel Business Entities Formed and not “Launched”
  • FTB Withhold-at-Source Programs (including Real Estate Withholding in General and Withholding on Pass-through Entities)
  • Disaster Declarations vs. LegislationPrior to the meeting, CSEA President Patricia Kappen, EA sent FTB a detailed letter explaining CSEA’s position on each of these topics. Click here to read the letter.To listen to Ms. Mulak’s full testimony, click here

FTB will respond to written and verbal questions in the near future. Responses will also be published on the FTB website. As always, CSEA continues to advocate on behalf of its Members, California tax professionals and taxpayers while promoting effective tax administration.