I left the state of California in April, 2001. This past January (2012) I received a tax bill from California stating I owed them $600 for tax year 2000. A month later my bank has sent me notice that they are to debit my account for the full amount. I called the CFTB several times only to get the message "... experiencing high volume of calls" and to call them at a later time. They are obviously overwhelmed with calls so it is impossible for me to contact them to discuss my case. In all honesty, I don't remember if I even filed a (state) tax return for 2000 - that is a long long time ago and whatever records I had are likely dust by now. Do I have any recourse on this at all or can a state entity just rob you at will??