Case Studies Look at Tax Questions, Policy Implications of Campaign Contributions to California SBOE Members

The Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Weekly State Tax Report filters through current state developments and analyzes those critical to multistate tax planning.

In this analysis, BNA looks at four high-profile cases before the California State Board of Equalization in which the taxpayer prevailed and in which the taxpayer or its representative made significant contributions to members of the SBOE. While the contributions were legal, one taxpayer told BNA he had been advised that making a campaign donation was the best way to get the board's attention.

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