Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
 

Rules For Tax Appeals

Chapter 5. General Board Hearing Procedures*

ARTICLE 2. REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHEDULING BOARD MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

Subarticle 3. Representation, Prehearing Documents, and
Preparation for Hearing

Rule 5523.1

5523.1. Power of Attorney.

(a) Requirement. The Board or Board Staff may require a taxpayer to complete a Board approved Power of Attorney in order to authorize another person or persons to act on the taxpayer's behalf. The Power of Attorney must be a standard form adopted in conjunction with the Franchise Tax Board to be used in either State Board of Equalization or Franchise Tax Board matters.

(b) Form. The Power of Attorney must shall include the following information:

(1) Taxpayer's name, telephone number, taxpayer identification number(s), account or permit number(s) and mailing address;

(2) The name, address (including e-mail, if any), and telephone and FAX number of the appointed representative(s);

(3) The tax matters in which the representative is authorized to represent the taxpayer; the scope of the representative's authority; and the tax period(s) for which the authorization is granted;

(4) A statement that the Power of Attorney revokes all prior Powers of Attorney, with any exceptions to the revocation;

(5) The time period during which the Power of Attorney shall be in effect; and

(6) The signature(s) and title of all affected taxpayers and the date of signature.

(c) In lieu of the standard form described in subdivision (a), Board Staff will accept any written document containing substantially all of the provisions required by subdivision (b), including but not limited to a statutory form power of attorney complying with the provisions of Probate Code section 4401.

(d) If an issue arises as to a representative's authorization under any power of attorney, Board Staff will forward the document to the Chief Counsel, who will determine its legal effect.

Note: Authority cited: California Constitution, article XIII, section 11; Government Code sections 15606, 15640; Revenue and Taxation Code sections 251, 1840, 7051, 8251, 9251, 11651, 13170, 30451, 32451, 38701, 40171, 41128, 43501, 45851, 46601, 50152, 55301, 60601.

Reference: Government Code sections 15606, 15640; Revenue and Taxation Code sections 254.5, 254.6, 742, 748, 1840, 5148, 6074, 6456, 6538, 6538.5, 6562, 6592, 6593, 6593.5, 6596, 6901, 6902, 6906, 6981, 7209, 7223, 7657, 7657.1, 7658, 7658.1, 7700, 7700.5, 7711, 8126, 8128, 8191, 8828, 8828.5, 8852, 8877, 8878, 8878.1, 8879, 9151, 9152, 9196, 12429, 12636, 12637, 12951, 12977, 12978, 12981, 15640, 18533, 19047, 19085, 19104, 19333, 19345, 20645, 30175, 30176, 30176.1, 30176.2, 30177, 30178, 30178.1, 30243, 30243.5, 30262, 30282, 30283, 30283.5, 30284, 30361, 30362, 30365, 30421, 32255, 32256, 32256.5, 32257, 32302, 32312, 32313, 32401, 32402, 32402.1, 32404, 32407, 32440, 38433, 38435, 38443, 38452, 38453, 38454, 38455, 38601, 38602, 38605, 38631, 40093, 40102, 40103, 40103.5, 40104, 40111, 40112, 40115, 40121, 41087, 41096, 41097, 41097.5, 41098, 41100, 41101, 41104, 41107, 43157, 43158, 43158.5, 43159, 43303, 43351, 43352, 43451, 43452, 43454, 43491, 45155, 45156, 45156.5, 45157, 45303, 45352, 45353, 45651, 45652, 45654, 45801, 46156, 46157, 46157.5, 46158, 46302, 46303, 46353, 46501, 46502, 46505, 46551, 50112.2, 50112.3, 50112.4, 50112.5, 50116, 50120.2, 50120.3, 50139, 50140, 50142, 50151, 55044, 55045, 55046, 55046.5, 55083, 55102, 55103, 55221, 55222, 55224, 55281, 60209, 60210, 60211, 60212, 60332, 60333, 60352, 60501, 60502, 60506, 60507, 60521, 60522, 60581.

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


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