Monday, November 20, 2017

How to Negotiate With the CA Franchise Tax Board

By Tom Forrest

It is Extremely Difficult to Negotiate with the California FTB or CDTFA
Unfortunately many small businesses are being unfairly and aggressively pursued by the State of California Franchise Tax Board (FTB).

More Taxpayer Abuse, see email below:
I have been waiting 12 days and still no response from the CDTFA even after they promised in writing to phone me 12 days ago. Now I will phone my state senator and ask for help.

From: Tom Forrest
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:07 PM
To: Wurst, Catherine ; Epolite, Anthony (Legal)
Cc: Tom Forrest ;
Subject: FW: Tom Forrest, Case ID: 922307 July 27, 2017 Decision -
Importance: High


Please Respond.

This is why the State of California needs new laws to prevent unethical behavior and taxpayer abuse by the CA FTB and BOE, or your new name? CDTFA.

I have not heard back from you and that is terrible, unfair, wrong, and unethical.

I need an email response as soon as possible.  

This is exactly why so many businesses are leaving the state of California like I did.
The CDTFA abuse is why I left California.

Also you never called me like you promised below.
I only want emails from you. Everything must be documented for the articles I am writing about this horrifying experience with the CDTFA.

I am working on upadating this popular article.

Tom Forrest

From: Tom Forrest
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:50 PM
To: Wurst, Catherine <>
Cc: Epolite, Anthony (Legal) <>; Tom Forrest <>
Subject: RE: Tom Forrest, Case ID: 922307 July 27, 2017 Decision


I left you two voice mails.

  1. Please send me an email that the start date for my time to respond to this 7-27-17 decision is today 10-17-17

  1. That the has stopped any plans or actions to collect money from me.

Catherine has the cdtfa sent any other letters to me?
Everything must be sent to my email address.

I need all of the above because the cdtfa has made serious mistakes already and therefore I have zero trust in the cdtfa.

Thank you.

Tom Forrest

From: Wurst, Catherine []
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 7:12 PM
To: Tom Forrest <>
Cc: Epolite, Anthony (Legal) <>
Subject: Tom Forrest, Case ID: 922307 July 27, 2017 Decision

Hello – Attached please find a copy of our letter dated August 1, 2017 and the Board of Equalization’s determination of the above appeal decided July 27, 2017.   We will also call you tomorrow to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. 

Catherine Wurst
Staff Services Manager II
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
450 N Street, MIC: 81, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-4394 | Fax: 916-324-2618 |


From 4-1-16:
The following is new and more proof of the California Franchise Tax Boards (FTB), unethical and illegal treatment of me a small business owner.
Please email your State Senator and demand that they take actions to reform the evil and unfair collection actions of the California FTB.
My state Senator is Henry Stern, please email hem and demand he do something to protect business owners and all citizens of the state of California from being treated in an illegal and unethical manner. So the citizens of California do not have their civil rights violated by the CA FTB.