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Announcements and Updates

California Office of Tax Appeals launches its website.... Here comes da Judge!

The Office of Tax Appeals (OTA) was established on July 1, 2017 by the Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017.  Beginning January 1, 2018, the OTA will start conducting appeals hearings for various taxes and fees administered by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, and for appeals of state personal income taxes and corporate franchise and income taxes, which are administered by the Franchise Tax Board. Appeals for these various taxes and fees were previously heard by the State Board of Equalization.

After January 1, 2018, the Board of Equalization will only hear appeals on property taxes, excise taxes on alcohol, and insurance taxes.

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Attend 2017 Annual Tax Controversy Institute ( UCLA Extension) panel discussion on the new appeals process: