I helped my friend to amend taxes. However, Franchise Tax Board is still not satisfied - they expect that on form 565 box 24 we should pay $800 annual fee for her General Partnership. General Partnerships don't have to pay this fee as far as I understand and as instructions on form 565 indicate.
Can I call FTB and represent my friend if my friend and I are on the phone with FTB? And what should I look out for?
Bread for thought:
- I am not licensed CPA.
- My name does not appear anywhere on her partnership Tax returns.
- I am not receiving money for helping her out.
- She has not filed anything with Secretary of State; so I am quite sure the status of her business is General Partnership.
- She does not speak English that well; and last time she called FTB said that they don't understand what she is talking about.