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Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2020
 

Appeals Regulations

Chapter 1. Appeals

Article 8. Appeals Conferences

Rule 35064

35064. Conducting an Appeals Conference; Parties to the Appeals Conference; Nature of the Appeals Conference; Additional Submissions.

(a) The appeals conference will be held by an Appeals Bureau conference holder who has not had any prior involvement in the appeal being discussed at the appeals conference. It is the responsibility of the Appeals Bureau to consider the contentions presented by the parties, gather the applicable facts, conduct any investigation it deems warranted, and analyze and apply the law to the facts as determined by the conference holder in order to make an objective determination of the correct resolution of the appeal.

(b) Each party to the appeal may be present for and participate in the appeals conference.

(c) The appeals conference is an informal discussion of the relevant facts and applicable laws. It is important that all relevant information be presented to the Appeals Bureau. A party may submit written arguments and documentary evidence to the Appeals Bureau at any time before or during the appeals conference, but may do so after the conference only with the consent, or at the request, of the Appeals Bureau.

(1) If the conference holder grants a party’s request to make a submission after the appeals conference, he or she will grant that party at least 15 days, but not more than 30 days without the consent of the Assistant Chief Counsel of the Appeals Bureau or his or her designee, to provide a submission. The conference holder will also grant the other parties to the appeal at least 15 days, but not more than 30 days without the consent of the Assistant Chief Counsel of the Appeals Bureau or his or her designee, to respond to the submission.

(2) The Appeals Bureau may request that a party submit additional written argument or documentation, and when it does so, will inform the party when the requested submission is due. The Appeals Bureau will determine whether a response should be submitted by another party, and if so, will advise that party when the response is due.

(d) If a party does not appear at the appeals conference, whether in person or otherwise, the Appeals Bureau will hold the conference as scheduled, with any parties in attendance. Following the appeals conference, the Appeals Bureau will mail a letter to any party who did not attend the conference stating that the appeals conference was held and providing the party an opportunity to make a written submission in support of the party’s position in the appeal.

Note: Authority cited: Section 22971.2, Business and Professions Code; Sections 15570.40 and 15606, Government Code; Section 25215.74, Health and Safety Code; Sections 7051, 7202, 7203, 7261, 7262, 8251, 9251, 30451, 34013, 38701, 40171, 41128, 42020, 42103, 43501, 45851, 46601, 50152, 55301 and 60601, Revenue and Taxation Code.

Reference: Sections 22973.1, 22974.3, 22974.7, 22977.2, 22978.2, 22978.7, 22979, 22979.7 and 22980.2, Business and Professions Code; Sections 15570.50 and 15570.52, Government Code; Sections 6074, 6456, 6538, 6562, 6592, 6593, 6593.5, 6596, 6814, 6901, 6902, 6906, 6981, 7081, 7209, 7223, 7269, 7270, 7657, 7657.1, 7657.5, 7658, 7658.1, 7700, 7700.5, 7711, 8126, 8128, 8191, 8828, 8828.5, 8852, 8877, 8878, 8878.5, 8879, 8880, 9024, 9151, 9152, 9196, 30174, 30175, 30176, 30176.1, 30176.2, 30177, 30178, 30178.1, 30243, 30243.5, 30262, 30282, 30283, 30283.5, 30284, 30285, 30361, 30362, 30365, 30421, 30438, 30439, 38433, 38435, 38443, 38452, 38453, 38454, 38454.5, 38455, 38564, 38601, 38602, 38605, 38631, 40093, 40102, 40103, 40103.5, 40104, 40105, 40111, 40112, 40115, 40121, 41033, 41087, 41096, 41097, 41097.5, 41098, 41099, 41100, 41101, 41104, 41107, 43157, 43158, 43158.5, 43159, 43159.1, 43159.2, 43303, 43351, 43352, 43451, 43452, 43454, 43491, 45155, 45156, 45156.5, 45157, 45158, 45303, 45352, 45353, 45651, 45652, 45654, 45801, 46156, 46157, 46157.5, 46158, 46159, 46302, 46303, 46353, 46454, 46501, 46502, 46505, 46551, 50112.2, 50112.3, 50112.4, 50112.5, 50112.6, 50116, 50120.2, 50120.3, 50139, 50140, 50142, 50151, 55044, 55045, 55045.1, 55046, 55046.5, 55083, 55102, 55103, 55221, 55222, 55224, 55281, 60209, 60210, 60210.5, 60211, 60212, 60332, 60333, 60352, 60501, 60502, 60506, 60507, 60521, 60522 and 60581, Revenue and Taxation Code.

History: New regulation filed March 19, 2018, as an emergency; effective and operative March 19, 2018. Regulation refiled September 17, 2018, as an emergency; effective and operative September 17, 2018. Regulation refiled December 17, 2018, as an emergency; effective and operative December 17, 2018. Certificate of Compliance transmitted to OAL on February 20, 2019 and filed March 19, 2019. When the regulation was refiled September 17, 2018, the reference to Revenue and Taxation Code section 254.6 was deleted from the regulation’s reference note. (The regulation incorporates provisions from regulation 5264 in division 2.1.)