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9810424L



AP 33

Date: October 26, 1998
To: Franchise Tax Managers and Supervisors
From: Ledford Kelly
Via: Harold Lee
Subject: Business Loss Carryforward


Many franchise tax auditors have expressed a concern that adjustments made to 
Business Loss Carryforward are lost. The only way an auditor can currently tell 
if an adjustment was made is to pull the prior audit and read the audit plan.

In order to have this information readily available to all franchise tax 
auditors on future audits, the auditor needs to immediately begin making an 
assignment comment on the Work Manager assignment on what the adjustments are 
to the Business Loss Carryforward in their audit. This comment needs to be made 
on all liability and credit franchise tax audits before they are sent to the 
RPC's and on all no tax due audits before they are completed at the office.

By putting a comment on the assignment, future auditors can just pull up the 
Work Manager's comments and see the adjustments without having to pull the 
prior audits

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ACCESSION NUMBER: 9810424L
SUPERSEDED: N
DOCUMENT TYPE: L
DATE: 10/26/1998
TAX TYPE: FRANCHISE