FTB revises COVID-19 FAQs - Spidell

FTB revises COVID-19 FAQs

The FTB has revised its COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions webpage. Many of the revisions were deletions of outdated material, and also included the following:

  • In the General section, the discussion on “Walk-through revivor” no longer provides that the FTB will waive the fee for walk-through revivor requests that it processes remotely;
  • In the COVID-19 economic impact payments section, the FAQs now provide that the $600 payments individuals receive from the federal government under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and the increase of $300 per week that individuals receive in unemployment compensation under that act are not subject to California income tax. The previous version of the FAQs did not discuss these two payments; and
  • The section on Nonresident wage withholding now provides that those who have submitted either a Form 588, Nonresident Withholding Waiver Request, or a Form 589, Nonresident Reduced Withholding Request, should contact the FTB if they have not heard from the FTB after 45 (previously, 60) business days.

To view the FAQs, visit: