Maine, Ohio Lead States In Appeals Transparency: Report

Law360, New York (December 16, 2013, 5:30 PM EST) -- Maine and Ohio have the most transparent tax appeals and administration processes in the nation, but California and Louisiana rank at the bottom, according to a scorecard released Monday by the Council on State Taxation, a group representing business taxpayers.

Taxpayers who appeal their assessments in Maine and Ohio have a generous 60 days to protest their assessments, don't have to pay their assessments before seeking an appeal and take their claims before appeal boards that are independent of the states' revenue arms — processes that...
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