State's Lack of Independent Tax Dispute Forum Criticized, But Efforts to Create Alternative to SBOE Face Uphill Battle

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California's tax appeals system is the lowest rated in the nation by The Council On State Taxation, with much of that rating based on the state's lack of an independent tax dispute forum. In this article, BNA correspondent Laura Mahoney examines various proposals for reform and the reasons why California is not likely to see an alternative to the State Board of Equalization any time soon.

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