Top Ten Business Entity Errors That Delay Processing Your California Tax Return

California’s business owners now have easy access to solutions made available by the Franchise Tax Board in response to errors made when trying to fulfill their California tax obligations. Here’s a partial list of how business owners in the counties of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Orange and Ventura – and throughout the rest of California – can make unintended mistakes that delay processing those tax returns:

Incorrect math calculations, or incomplete or missing documents

Return account periods overlap

Omitting or using incorrect entity identification numbers

Incomplete entity name

One lump sum payment sent for multiple entities, or multiple payments sent in the same package/envelope

Incorrect payment amount claimed

Multiple tax returns filed for the same account period

Amended returns not clearly identified as amended

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) filing incorrect forms

Using an incorrect form for the tax year account period indicated on the return

For tax help, speak with a tax lawyer. Mitchell A. Port is a tax attorney located in Los Angeles who can fix the problem. Call (310) 559-5259.