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 5523.6

5523.6. Presentation of Evidence or Exhibits.

(a) Admissible Evidence. Any relevant evidence, including affidavits, declarations under penalty of perjury, and hearsay evidence, may be presented to the Board at a hearing. Each party will be permitted to comment on or respond to any affidavits, declarations, or any other evidence submitted.

(b) Submission of Evidence. Parties should submit documentary evidence to the Board Proceedings Division and to the opposing party at least 14 days prior to the hearing in order to facilitate the orderly consideration of the issues at the hearing. Although the Board may permit a party to submit documentary evidence at the hearing, the Board is not required to delay or postpone the hearing in order to consider evidence submitted at the hearing. The Board will consider any objections to, and comments on, the evidence presented at the oral hearing in assigning weight to such evidence. The Board may refuse to allow the presentation of evidence that it considers irrelevant, untrustworthy, or unduly repetitious.

(c) Stipulation of Facts. The taxpayer and the Department may file, at any time prior to submission of the matter for decision, a stipulation of the facts upon which they agree, the facts which are in dispute, and the reasons for the dispute. The Board or the Chief Counsel may require the parties to file such a stipulation where appropriate.

(d) Official Notice. The Board may on its own or at the request of a party take official notice of any fact that may be judicially noticed by the courts of this State. Any party may, at the hearing or in its petition for rehearing, refute any matter thus noticed.

(e) Distribution. Board Proceedings Staff must provide copies of any documentary evidence that has been submitted or officially noticed, any written arguments concerning the relevance of the evidence, and any stipulations to the Board Members, each party, and the Appeals Division.

Note: Authority cited: California Constitution, article XIII, section 11; Government Code section 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, 7081, 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).