SALT Report 1421 – The California State Board of Equalization will hold their annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights hearing at 1:30 p.m. on June 26, 2012 in Sacramento. These hearings give taxpayers the opportunity to present ideas, concerns, and recommendations regarding legislation, the quality of agency services, and other issues related to the Board’s administration of its tax programs.
During the business tax hearings you can comment on the administration of sales and use taxes, environmental fees, fuel taxes, and excise taxes. At the property tax hearings you can comment on the property tax programs and laws administered by the Board, and identify ways to resolve any problems identified in the Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate’s current Annual Report.
There is a limited amount of time available for each presentation so the Board recommends that taxpayers prepare a description of the issue they wish to discuss in writing, submit it before the hearing, and be prepared to summarize the issue during the hearing. Taxpayers are encouraged to arrive prior to the posted start time of the hearings if they intend to make a presentation to ensure that they have an opportunity to be heard.
You must contact the Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate Office if you would like to submit your issue or any documents to the Board prior to the hearing, or if you would like to be scheduled as a speaker, or if you have any questions about the hearings.
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