CA Rev & Tax Code Section 19504.7


An officer or employee of the Franchise Tax Board may not contact any person other than the taxpayer with respect to the determination or collection of the tax liability of the taxpayer without providing reasonable notice in advance to the taxpayer that contacts with persons other than the taxpayer may be made. The notice shall explain that a request may be made as provided in subdivision (b). A notice shall be valid for any third-party contacts made during the 12 months following the date of the notice. For any third-party contacts made after the expiration of the 12 months, an additional preliminary notice must be provided. This subdivision shall not apply if mail to the same address is returned undeliverable with no forwarding address. The notice shall not be required if the unpaid tax for which notice would otherwise be required under this paragraph is consolidated for collection purposes with a preexisting unpaid tax for which notice has been given under this paragraph with respect to that described preexisting unpaid tax of the person.


The Franchise Tax Board shall provide, upon request from the taxpayer, a record of persons contacted during that 12-month period by the Franchise Tax Board with respect to the determination or collection of the tax liability of the taxpayer. The taxpayer’s request shall be made no later than 60 days after the 12-month period has expired.


This section shall not apply:


To any contact which the taxpayer has authorized.


If the Franchise Tax Board determines for good cause shown that the notice would jeopardize collection of any tax or the notice may involve reprisal against any person.


With respect to any pending criminal investigation.


This section shall be operative for contacts made after 180 days after the effective date of the act adding this section.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 19504.7’s source at ca​.gov