Franchise Tax Board
The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced it is holding more than $20 million in returned state income tax refunds. This year nearly 47,500 refunds, ranging from $1 to $50,000, were returned by the US Postal Service. Taxpayers who moved after they filed their returns and failed to update their addresses are the main reason refunds are returned.
But that is not what the state government appears to be doing. Small-business owners are getting hefty tax breaks for tax credits they already got five years ago.
Bonnie McSweeney said she has never been to San Mateo, but Fastrak said otherwise. The Bay Area agency tasked with running electronic toll booths sent McSweeney a ticket — dated months after she’d sold the car — for driving the car through the toll plaza in San Mateo.
The state of California took money straight out of a Grass Valley grandmother’s bank account. After the state admitted a criminal really owes the money, CBS13 investigated how this could happen.
California wants to return millions of dollars in tax refunds, but tax collectors have been unable to find thousands of people who deserve them.
An envelope sent to the Franchise Tax Board in Sacramento that made some workers sick turned out not to be serious.
A CBS13 investigation reveals scores of state agencies are delinquent in paying their vendors -– racking up more than $5 million in late fees, with taxpayers ultimately on the hook.