State Of California Franchise Tax Board - Anyone else? Help!
So, ..8 years ago we were stationed in California. I didn't work during that time, I was home with our youngest. We were there for 20 months and obviously filed taxes but as always filed in our state of residence. (Texas)
I just got a notice yesterday for California saying we owe $900. They said because we filed in California but didn't file State that we are penalized. She wants proof that we PCS'd there, wants my husband's W2 and proof of our TX residency. She even asked how much money he made back then.
This is nuts. It's been 8 YEARS. She says they've sent us several notices (not true). If it's about my husband I don't understand why it was addressed to me and why she kept asking me if I worked. Wouldn't I know if I worked??
Has this happened to anyone else? She was a total biotch too - kept cutting me off when I had questions. I feel like this is a scam but the Franchise Tax Board is a real thing.
She told me this has happened often with military families so I thought I'd see if it's happened to any of you.