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December 7, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

Franchise Tax Board Meeting
Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 1:30 PM
Franchise Tax Board
9646 Butterfield Way
Town Center, Gerald Goldberg Auditorium
Sacramento, CA 95827

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Agenda as of 12/06/2017, 1:30 PM

Open Session

Pledge of Allegiance

Item 1. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the September 7, 2017, Board meeting – Board Approval.

Item 2. Legislative Matters

Staff report and Board Approval.

Item 3. Regulation Matters

  1. 2018 Rulemaking Calendar - Staff report and Board Approval.
  2. Proposed Regulation 18567 - (Automatic Extension of Time for Filing Partnership. Returns) – Staff report and Board Action.

Item 4. Administrative Matters

  1. Contracts over $1 million - Board Approval.
    1. EDR2.
    2. Security Guard Services.
    3. IBM Passport Advantage Software Subscription and Support Renewal.
  2. Facility Request - Board Approval.
    1. San Francisco Field Offices Consolidation – Civic Center.
  3. 2. Additional State Owned Space Assignment – California Town Center.

Item 5. Resolution Regarding Ex Parte Communication on Petitions Filed Pursuant to R&TC Section 25137

Item 6. Taxpayers' Bill of Rights

This annual hearing is held to allow taxpayers as well as taxpayer and industry representatives to present proposals for changes to existing state franchise and income tax laws.

Item 7. Executive Officer's Time

Executive Officer’s opportunity to report on matters of interest to the Board.

Item 8. Board Members' Time

Members’ opportunity to raise other matters of interest.

Closed Session

Item A.

Closed session to allow the Board to confer with and receive advice from legal counsel regarding pending litigation, within the meaning of Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e)(2), Including In re RS Legacy Corporation, et al., United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Case No. 15-10197; Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, et al USBC Northern District of Illinois, Case No 15-01145; Swart Enterprises v. Franchise Tax Board, Fifth District Court of Appeal No. F070922, Fresno County Superior Court No. 13CECG02171.

Closed session is authorized by Government Code section 11126, subdivision (e)(1).

Open Session

Item 9. Section 25137 Petition

Bridgepoint Education – Action Item.

  • This facility is architecturally accessible to persons with physical disabilities.
  • When the circumstances warrant, the Chair may modify the order of the agenda items.
  • This notice, including links to written material related to the Open Session agenda items, is also available at under the heading Public Meeting Notices.

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