Weekly Round-Up: The Case for Independent Tax Tribunals


In the past few years, several states have made their tax tribunals independent by separating them from their revenue departments.

In this week’s issue of the Bloomberg BNA Weekly State Tax Report, Craig B. Fields and Richard C. Call, of Morrison & Foerster LLP in New York, take a closer look at the Model State Administrative Tax Tribunal Act promulgated through the American Bar Association. They discuss developments in states that have recently separated their tax tribunals from state revenue departments and compare these new state administrative appeals structures to the Model Act.

Fields and Call’s article can be read in its entirety here .

Continue the discussion on Bloomberg BNA’s State Tax group on LinkedIn :   Do you think that making a state’s tax tribunal separate and independent from the state’s revenue department is a good idea?

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In other developments…

Judge Bill Thompson Appointed as First Chief Judge of Alabama Tax Tribunal , a new alert by Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

FY 2015 Budgets & Prior Enacted Budgets , by the National Association of State Budget Officers

New State-Level Price Data Shows Smaller State Real Income Differences , by the Tax Foundation

Compiled by Priya D. Nair

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