Tax Deposit Refund and Transfer Request
For calendar year ________ or fiscal year beginning month ____ day ____ year ____, and ending month ____ day ____ year ____ .
Name(s) as shown on tax return
Your SSN or ITIN
Spouse’s/RDP’s SSN or ITIN
Address (number and street, suite, room, PO Box, or PMB no.)
CA corporation no.
CA Secretary of State (SOS) file number
Explanation of Requested Action. Indicate type of tax, tax deposit payment, and date of the payment. Also, make sure to mark the requested action. To transfer all or part
of a tax deposit payment to another taxable year, enter the amount and the taxable year it should be applied to.
Complete all applicable fields:
• Type of tax:
____ Personal income tax ____ Corporate tax ____LLC fee ____ LP, LLP, REMIC annual tax
• Tax deposit payment $ ________________________
• Date of payment: ___________________
• What is the requested action? ____ Refund ____ Transfer to another taxable year ____ Convert deficiency administrative action to action on a
• Amount to be refunded $ ______________________
• Amount $ ______________________ to be transferred to ___________ taxable year.
Signature of individual, owner, officer, or authorized representative and title
If joint return, spouse’s/RDP’s signature (It is unlawful to forge a spouse’s/RDP’s signature.)
remaining amount due. The FTB cannot act on the claim until the tax liability
for that taxable year is fully paid. The six-month “deemed denial” period does
Registered Domestic Partners (RDP)
not start to run until the tax liability for that taxable year is fully paid, and the
For purposes of California income tax, references to a spouse, husband, or wife
informal claim is a perfected claim.
also refers to a California RDP, unless otherwise specified. When we use the
initials RDP, they refer to both a California registered domestic “partner” and a
California registered domestic “partnership,” as applicable. For more information
To ensure timely response and proper application of your request, enter all the
on RDPs, get FTB Pub. 737, Tax Information for Registered Domestic Partners.
applicable information requested on the form.
Use form FTB 3581, Tax Deposit Refund and Transfer Request, to:
Make sure to enter the:
Request the refund of all or part of a tax deposit,
Four-digit taxable year in the box at the top of the form, and complete the
Transfer all or part of a tax deposit, or
first line as applicable.
Convert a pending deficiency protest or appeal to a claim for refund.
Social Security Number(s) (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification
In general, you can request the refund or the transfer of a tax deposit at any
time before the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) applies the deposit amount to
California corporation number, California Secretary of State (SOS) file
satisfy a final tax liability.
number, or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).
Tax deposit payment, the amount to be refunded, and/or the amount to be
Convert Pending Deficiency Action to a Claim
transferred to another taxable year.
Private Mail Box (PMB)
Include the PMB in the address field. Write “PMB” first, then the box number.
If you use this form to transfer a tax deposit amount to another taxable year,
Example: 111 Main Street PMB 123.
or if you have a tax deposit amount on account, and you wish to convert any
pending deficiency protest or appeal to a claim for refund before there is a final
Where to File
tax liability for that taxable year, you must provide a statement in writing asking
the FTB to convert the administrative deficiency dispute to an administrative
Submit a separate form FTB 3581 for each taxable year.
claim dispute. To satisfy the written statement requirement, you must file a
For individuals, mail this form to:
separate form FTB 3581 for that taxable year and check the option that states:
FRANCHISE TAX BOARD
“Convert deficiency administrative action to action on a refund claim.”
PO BOX 942840
When the FTB receives form FTB 3581, the FTB will finalize the deficiency,
SACRAMENTO CA 94240-0040
and apply the tax deposit amount toward your deficiency amount, including
For corporations, LPs, LLPs, REMICs, or LLCs, mail this form to:
interest and any amnesty penalty (if applicable). If the tax deposit amount is
not enough to pay the final deficiency amount, including penalties, fees, and
FRANCHISE TAX BOARD
interest, the claim becomes an informal claim. You will receive a bill for the
PO BOX 942857
SACRAMENTO CA 94257-0500
For Privacy Notice, get form FTB 1131.