Today I testified in support of legislation by Senator Tom
Harman that would direct California’s three tax agencies to work
toward the goal of consolidating tax self-services into a single
These difficult economic times highlight the need for government
to eliminate bureaucratic red-tape that entangles businesses. Many
California businesses have to file and pay taxes to three separate
agencies, and taxpayers are often confused as to which agency is
responsible for a particular tax: BOE, EDD or FTB.
SB 1326 would streamline this process. Under the bill’s
provisions, the website www.taxes.ca.gov would be enhanced
to allow taxpayers to file tax returns, claim refunds, and request
for relief of interest or penalties with one login.
Taxpayers would no longer need to navigate through three
separate tax agencies to access forms and information, saving
taxpayers time and increasing voluntary compliance.
Just as online banking has provided individuals and businesses
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