Calif. Lawmakers Gut Embattled Tax Board Of Key Powers

Law360, New York (June 16, 2017, 12:54 PM EDT) -- California lawmakers voted late Thursday to strip the state’s beleaguered tax board of most of its powers and replace it with two new agencies following investigations into the board’s alleged misuse of state resources and other questionable practices.

Under bill A.B. 102, which passed both the Assembly and Senate as part of the state’s budget, the California State Board of Equalization will no longer be able to hear taxpayers’ appeals, and most of its administrative and regulatory responsibilities will be transferred to the new California Department...
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