California’s Tax Agency Suspends Debt Collection Program Exposed In Call Kurtis InvestigationThe Franchise Tax Board has suspended the Intercept Program, which takes taxpayers' refunds to pay off debt, saying it will stop raiding taxpayer’s money to cover things like parking tickets, tolls, or other fines through August.
The State Stole My Money: Is Your Tax Refund Safe?If you take money that doesn’t belong to you, it’s theft, but somehow the Franchise Tax Board, the agency that collects your taxes, is getting away with it.
Call Kurtis: Why Didn't The State Catch the Fact I Overpaid Taxes?Rebecca Pinckard says she overpaid on her state taxes and is upset the state did not catch it.
Blue Shield Of California Loses State Tax ExemptionState officials have stripped Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status, an exemption the nonprofit health insurer has held since its founding in 1939.
Check On Your Tax Return StatusThe 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.
California Wants Small-Business Owners To Pay Back $120 Million In Tax BreaksBut 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.
Call Kurtis: State Taps Woman's Tax Refund To Pay Ticket That Wasn't HersBonnie 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.
Call Kurtis Investigates: The State Mistakenly Took Money Out Of My Savings 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.
On The Money: Undelivered Refund ChecksCalifornia wants to return millions of dollars in tax refunds, but tax collectors have been unable to find thousands of people who deserve them.
Strong Odor Clears Out Franchise Tax Board BuildingAn envelope sent to the Franchise Tax Board in Sacramento that made some workers sick turned out not to be serious.
On The Money: Tax Agencies Late In Paying BillsA 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.