Due to troubles with the California franchise tax board’s website the mandatory epay penalty can be waived:
“Due to the problems encountered by mandatory e-pay taxpayers with our website on April 15, we will waive the mandatory e-pay penalty for taxpayers that paid their tax, extension, or estimated tax payment by check.
Taxpayers may request a waiver of the mandatory e-pay penalty for the 04.15.2013 payment by:
Phone (Preferred Method): • Tax Practitioner Hotline 916.845.7057 • Taxpayers 800.852.5711
Fax: Complete FTB 4107, Mandatory e-Pay Election to Discontinue or Waiver Request. In Part 1, check the second box and enter 04.15.2013 Website Problem. • Fax your request to 916.843.0468
Mail: Complete FTB 4107, Mandatory e-Pay Election to Discontinue or Waiver Request. In Part 1, check the second box and enter 04.15.2013 Website Problem. In red, write 04.15.2013 Website Problem. Mail your request:
STATE OF CALIFORNIA FRANCHISE TAX BOARD PO BOX 942840 SACRAMENTO, CA 94240-0040
Important:This is a one-time waiver of the mandatory e-pay penalty; your clients are still required to make future payments electronically unless they are granted a waiver. See FTB 4107 for more information or go to our website and search for mandatory e-pay.”