Any non-california based Almond goers wanna share thier experience with the Franchise Tax Board?

We are still waiting on our 2011 refund from CA. We had around $62,000 withheld, after doing our paperwork the actual tax was about $7,000, and now we are playing the waiting game for the check is in the mail.

How did they ever come up with 7% of the gross being a proper withholding?

Now im trying to file for a reduced withholding to get the amoun withheld down to a number to what are actual tax should be and they are kicking it back to me. And of course today is a federal holiday so i won't get a respoonse until tomorrow if im lucky.

Does anyone have any advice to dealing with them?

A Frustrated Migratory Beekeeper