- Many Questions Unanswered After California’s Tax Shakeup
- October 10, 2017 | Author: Timothy A. Gustafson
- Law Firm: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Sacramento Office
In June, California overhauled the state’s Board of Equalization (BOE) and created two new tax agencies. A bill signed by California Governor Jerry Brown in September further clarified and defined the roles and rules of these entities. Specifically, the bill divested the BOE of its duties to administer various statutory taxes and fees and its appellate function, and assigned those functions to the newly created California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) and the Office of Tax Appeals (OTA).In their article for Law360, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Timothy Gustafson and Mike Le discuss that California taxpayers with appeals currently pending before the BOE still face a great deal of uncertainty about the OTA and its procedures.