COMING UP: FRANCHISE TAX BOARD (FTB) INTERCEPTION NOTICES
Notice: Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Interception Notices will be sent on or around October 1, 2018. Affected students will be given 30 days from the notice date to resolve or dispute the debts before the university reports the debt to the FTB for intercept collection efforts to begin.
How old are charges eligible for FTB Interception?
Outstanding obligations prior to May 1, 2018 will be reported to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB)
Why does the campus go through this process?
The university is required to report the outstanding obligations to the State of California. If SF State students carry any obligations that are dated May 1, 2018 and older, remain outstanding through the date of the notice, and are expecting a State Tax Refund, the FTB will intercept (claim) that tax refund amount and apply it towards the outstanding obligations. This will continue each year until debt is paid in full. If state tax refund amounts are greater than outstanding obligations, the unused portion of the student's tax refund will be returned by the campus; not the FTB.
What is the Gator Pass?
As part of tuition fees, all students pay $180 each semester for a “Gator Pass”—a discounted transit pass incorporated into each student’s OneCard. The transit features of your OneCard are provided through Clipper--your OneCard is also a Clipper Card. Clipper is the all-in-one transit card for the Bay Area. It can hold transit passes, such as the Gator Pass, cash value, BART parking value or any combination thereof.
The Gator Pass affords students a 25% discount on all BART rides to and from Daly City BART Station, as well as unlimited rides on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)’s MUNI, with the exception of cable cars.
For more information about the Gator Pass, please visit the Associated Students web page at http://asi.sfsu.edu/transitpass.