The California Franchise Tax Board Causes A Nightmare For A Former Santa Clarita Motorcycle Accident Victim

We’ve listened to horror tales about activities with the California Franchise Tax Board. Here’s one particular that hits property to Santa Clarita, but has a content ending thanks to California Condition Senator, Scott Wilk, and his team.

On December 24, 2010, former Santa Clarita resident, Steven Rosenfeld was included in a everyday living-transforming bike accident that remaining him with Traumatic Brain Personal injury (TBI) and not able to wander or use his left hand or make decisions for himself. At the time Steven was 30 many years previous, married and owned his individual home in Santa Clarita.

Steven’s mothers and fathers, Lee & Sally Rosenfeld were also Santa Clarita people at the time of Steven’s incident. Lee Rosenfeld is a retired Supervisor for LAPD Motor Transport Division. The Rosenfelds moved from Santa Clarita to Prescott, Arizona 5 many years following Steven’s incident mainly because Arizona furnished superior Condition financed clinical care than California. They positioned Steven in a particular rehab/assisted living household household outside the house of Phoenix.

Numerous years later the California Franchise Tax Board went soon after Steven for income taxes for 2011, 2012 and 2013, even nevertheless Steven was obviously disabled and unable to operate.

Steven’s accountant spoke on many occasions with a girl named Consuela at the California Franchise Tax Board. Consuela insisted that due to the fact Steven’s mortgage was paid, as verified by a 1098 property finance loan desire statement, he will have to be receiving an revenue. Even while the curiosity assertion experienced both equally Steven’s name and his father-in-law’s identify on the statement.

Steven’s accountant supplied documentation that Steven’s father-in-legislation compensated for Steven’s mortgage. His accountant supplied the FTB (Franchise Tax Board) with info proving Steven’s father-in-regulation took the house loan desire deduction on Steven’s Santa Clarita household. The accountant requested the FTB review the father-in-law’s taxes for all a long time questioned and they would see the home finance loan was compensated by the relative and co-proprietor.

The dispute had been dragging on for 5 a long time.

The Franchise Tax Board refused to overview the father-in-law’s taxes, which would have substantiated Steven did not spend the property finance loan, and in its place demanded that Steven clearly show proof of no profits for people decades. Steven did not file taxes for individuals years mainly because he had no earnings, so he was in a common “Catch 22:” How could he show he experienced no money?

Steven’s accountant attained out to a higher-profile Arizona Tax Attorney. The lawyer claimed he deals with tax challenges in 49 States, but he won’t contact California since they are so “expletive deleted” up.

The California Franchise Tax Board explained it would flip about Steven’s circumstance to collections. If they did, Steven’s SS advantages that subsidize his care, housing, food & well being treatment would be in jeopardy.

KHTS attained out to California Franchise Tax Board’s Communications Services Bureau, Daryl Lee, for an clarification. Four months later, Daryl Lee has however not responded.

Previously this month,we shared a draft of this tale with Senator Scott Wilk. He and his team immediately achieved out to the Franchise Tax Board. Within times, the FTD agreed to drop the case and mailed a letter stating so.  This satisfied ending only arrived about from the diligent motion of Senator Wilk and his staff. It’s a basic illustration of governing administration forms following an “Orwellian” script.

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