Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2010
 

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 5523.7

5523.7. Witnesses.

(a) Witnesses. The taxpayer and the Department may offer the testimony of any person who can provide relevant information concerning the matter, including representatives of the taxpayer and the Department who have knowledge concerning the facts at issue in the matter.

(b) If a witness history-reg-contentuses to testify or produce books, records, accounts, or papers pursuant to a Board issued subpoena, the Board may initiate contempt proceedings as provided in Government Code section 15614 to compel compliance. A person found guilty of contempt may be punished by a fine and imprisonment in the county jail.

(c) As part of the Response to Notice of Board Hearing, the parties should provide the Board Proceedings Division and the opposing party with the name and address of any witness who will testify, and a brief description of the purpose of their testimony, in advance of the hearing.

(d) The Board Chair may, at the Board Chair's discretion, direct any witness to testify under oath or affirmation, and any Board Member or party to a matter may request that any witness testify under oath or affirmation.

(e) Each party may cross-examine opposing witnesses. However, the Board will not compel witnesses to answer questions in any particular manner.

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).