About a year ago and a half ago I received a notice from the FTB attempting to assess me additional taxes for a previous year, SO......😏 #playtime.
Of course they were wrong, VERY wrong, and I had my CA Revenue and Taxation Codes memorized, (it happened to be a year I was entitled to a tax credit to make matters more wrong for them), basically, even if they were right they were wrong.
Took one phone call(to a supervisor of a supervisor) to correct the situation. Moral of the story is, this happens ALL THE TIME!!! I've helped several clients respond to invalid assessments. Most people get in a panic and pay when that is not the proper solution.
Any who, that was fun and easy and proof that the powers that may be are sometimes WRONG. -
On the flip side, I've amended client's returns to claim all the deductions and credits they were entitled to and they actually received interest on their refund!!!