Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2018

Rules For Tax Appeals

Chapter 4. Appeals from Actions of the Franchise Tax Board


Rule 5424

5424. Perfecting an Appeal.

(a) Generally. The briefing and resolution of an appeal cannot begin until the appeal is perfected. For purposes of this chapter, an appeal is "perfected" if it

contains substantially all of the information required by section 5420. In addition, an appeal is not "perfected" until it contains sufficient information to identify and contact each appellant or authorized representative, along with the signature of each appellant or authorized representative.

(b) Time to Perfect the Appeal. If the Chief of Board Proceedings accepts an appeal, and such appeal is not perfected, the Chief of Board Proceedings will notify the appellant in writing of the need to perfect the appeal. The notice will explain what information is necessary to perfect the appeal.

(1) The appellant must perfect the appeal not later than 90 days from the date of the notice. The Chief of Board Proceedings may extend the deadline for perfecting an appeal upon a showing of extreme hardship or upon written agreement by the parties. All parties will be notified in writing of any extension.

(2) Perfecting the appeal is accomplished by submitting the information necessary to perfect the appeal to the Chief of Board Proceedings.

(3) If the taxpayer fails to perfect the appeal within the 90-day period, or within any extension period granted by the Chief of Board Proceedings, the appeal will be dismissed. All parties will be notified in writing of the dismissal.

Note: Authority cited: Government Code section 15606.

Reference: Revenue and Taxation Code sections 18533, 19043.5, 19045, 19047, 19048, 19084, 19085, 19087, 19104, 19324, 19331, 19333, 19334, 19335, 19343, 19345, 19346, and 20645.

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