Consider Prepaying Your FTB “Me Too” Assessment
Instead of preparing and filing a tax return you may have your accountant calculate your FTB exposure and send payment with your written notice. This can save you about one year of FTB accrued interest.

How Long Does It Take the FTB to Send You Its “Me Too” Assessment
It usually takes about one year after the FTB receives your written notice to issue its “Me Too” assessment. This may be in the form of a Notice of Proposed Assessment (NPA). It is always a good idea to have your accountant review the NPA for accuracy. Sometimes the FTB assesses penalties that the IRS did not assess. You are entitled to challenge any NPA that is incorrect or contains penalties that were not in the original IRS deficiency.

Send Written Notice to the FTB Even if You Received a “No Change” From the IRS
It is always great to get a “No Change” from the IRS or a “Zero” deficiency. You are still required to notify the FTB as explained above. Your notice will start the FTB Statute of Limitations for Examination. The FTB does not always agree with the results of an IRS audit. The FTB is free to conduct its own examination as a result of your notice. If the FTB is barred because of your timely notice this works to your advantage.


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