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

Daily Tax Report: State provides authoritative coverage of state and local tax developments across the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, tracking legislative and regulatory updates,...

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.

This article is available to subscribers of the Weekly State Tax Report. For more information or to take a trial to the report, click here.