Franchise Tax Board Assessment Stopped
Just one month after finalizing an Offer in Compromise with the Internal Revenue Service, Mr. C contacted Professional Tax Resolution with another tax settlement issue. Having successfully settled his federal income tax debt for less than 20% of the initial amount owed, he now needed our services to help with resolving an outstanding tax liability with the State of California. Just prior to contacting our firm for the second time, he had received and official notice from the California Franchise Tax Board informing him that he owed a back tax amount of 80K for tax year 2005. This amount included both penalties and interest that had been compounding over time.
Mr. C was both confused and upset when he received the tax delinquency notice from the California Franchise Tax Board. Having just settled his federal tax debt for this same year, he was taken by surprise when he received a notice from the state informing him that he still had an outstanding tax liability with them. A member of our staff quickly reviewed the notice and realized the assessment was based on the results of IRS audit. After ruling out the possibilities of fighting the audit based on proof of expenses or of submitting an Offer in Compromise proposal with the state, our staff decided to match the state’s assessment to the Internal Revenue Service transcripts. It was this match that provided the solution to Mr. C’s back tax issue with the California Franchise Tax Board.
We quickly came to realize the Franchise Tax Board was over-assessing Mr. C. Not only was their assessment based on a higher income then the IRS transcripts reported, but it incorrectly included taxes on income that was produced outside the state. In response, our professionals quickly prepared a letter of protest informing the Franchise Tax Board of the amount of income that was not produced in California and recalculating the tax amount based on the IRS transcripts. After one month and a close review of our protest, the Franchise Tax Board recalculated their assessment based on the correct income amount and came to the conclusion that our client did not owe any additional tax. The end result was that the case was settled and closed with the most favorable outcome possible. Not only did M. C walk away without paying one dime in back taxes, but the Franchise Tax Board actually owed him money!
If you have tax questions or a tax debt you are unable to pay, our tax settlement professionals are happy to discuss your tax resolution options free of charge. For more information about our services, visit us today at www.professionaltaxresolution.com or call us at 877.889.6527. With over 16 years in the business of resolving tax debt, we have a thorough understanding of tax law together with the experience to know which settlement option will be the best fit for your specific set of circumstances.