Tips for filing FTB Form 593 - Spidell

Tips for filing FTB Form 593


The FTB has released some tips for correctly filing FTB Form 593, Real Estate Withholding Statement:

  • Submit the form for the tax year the sales transaction took place;
  • Do not make modifications to the form;
  • The seller must complete the Perjury Statement when applicable;
  • The seller must always sign the form. The buyer must sign only when the transaction is an installment sale; and
  • Be sure all applicable parts are complete and review the form for errors.

FTB Form 593 was revised in 2020 to incorporate several forms; as such, you should no longer file FTB Forms 593-C, 593-E, or 593-I. (Common Errors Made on Form 593, Real Estate Withholding Statement (May 26, 2021))