California Tax Takes: Office Of Tax Appeals, 1 Year Later

Law360 (January 28, 2019, 6:06 PM EST) -- The California Office of Tax Appeals officially began operations on Jan. 1, 2018. One year later, we review the OTA's accomplishments in its first year and the progress the OTA has made toward its mission to provide taxpayers and the state with a tax appeals process that is "fair, transparent, consistent, equitable and impartial."[1]


In June 2017 the California legislature passed Assembly Bill 102. The bill, among other things, created the OTA. The OTA was tasked with issuing decisions "in a transparent fashion, relying on well-established precedents in tax law, providing open public access and choice of representation, and building...

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