Publication 216, The First 100 Years


California Joins the Multistate Tax Commission

Under legislation enacted in 1974, California became the twenty-second state to adopt the Multistate Tax Compact, an agreement by member states to seek greater uniformity among state and local jurisdictions in the taxation of business firms operating in more than one state.

Effective January 1, 1976, the legislation provides that officials of the Board of Equalization and the Franchise Tax Board represent California during alternate fiscal years as members of the Multistate Tax Commission which administers the Compact.

Board of Equalization Executive Secretary William W. Dunlop was the first California representative on the Commission. He served from January 1, 1976 through June 30, 1976.