We owe California State tax and cannot afford to pay? We now live in Las Vegas, NV. Can California put a lein on our assets?

Asked about 2 years ago - North Las Vegas, NV

We have received letters and tried to make a small monthly payment that they will not accept as they require a larger monthly sum.

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  1. Scott E. Chapman

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    Answered . Yes, they can pursue you in NV. I would contact a local estate planning attorney in Las Vegas to see how to deal with asset protection. As well, you might want to contact the Board and negtiate a payment plan. That will usually get them off your back.

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  2. M. Robert Perez III

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    Answered . The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has been very aggressive in pursuing any back taxes owed to them. If you have any funds in a bank that has a branch anywhere in California, be careful - you may soon find that a tax levy has wiped out your account balance.

    If they cannot reach your assets that way, they may obtain a tax lien judgment against you, and try to get a court in Nevada to domesticate the order and enforce it there.

    It would be in your best interest to consult with a tax attorney.

    These answers are provided for educational purposes only, and should not be construed to be either formal legal... more

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