Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2018

Rules For Tax Appeals

Chapter 3. Property Taxes*


Subarticle 6. Accepting, Rejecting, and Perfecting Petitions and Applications

Rule 5336.5

5336.5. Perfecting a Petition.

(a) Generally. The briefing and resolution of a petition cannot begin until the petition is perfected. For purposes of this part, a petition is "perfected" if it contains substantially all the information required by section 5332.4, 5333.4, or 5334.4, whichever is applicable. In addition, a petition is not "perfected" until it contains sufficient information to identify and contact each petitioner or authorized representative, along with the signature of each petitioner or authorized representative.

(b) Time to Perfect the Petition. If the Chief of Board Proceedings receives an incomplete petition, the Chief of Board Proceedings will notify the petitioner in writing of the need to perfect the petition. The notification will be included in the acknowledgement letter issued under section 5336, subdivision (b). The notification will explain what information is necessary to perfect the petition.

(1) The petitioner must perfect the petition not later than 30 days from the date of the acknowledgement letter. The Chief of Board Proceedings may extend the deadline for perfecting the petition upon a showing of reasonable cause or upon written agreement by the parties. All parties must be notified in writing of any extension.

(2) Perfecting the petition is accomplished by filing the information necessary to perfect the petition in accordance with section 5335.

(3) If the petitioner fails to perfect the petition within the 30-day period, or within any extension period granted by the Chief of Board Proceedings, the petition must be dismissed. All parties will be notified in writing of the dismissal.

Note: Authority cited: Government Code sections 15606, 15640.

Reference: Government Code sections 15640, 15645; Revenue and Taxation Code sections 214, 254.6, 270, 1840.

History: 1. New section adopted 9-12-2007; effective 2-6-2008.

2. Amendments adopted November 19, 2013, effective April 1, 2014. The amendments replaced "submitting" with "filing" and replaced "to the Chief of Board Proceedings" with "in accordance with section 5335" in subdivision (b)(2).

*Editorial change renaming subchapters to subarticles (Register 2008, No. 13).