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Public Hearing Agenda

Franchise Tax Board Meeting
Thursday, September 16, 1999 - 10:00 a.m.
State Board of Equalization
450 N Street, Room 121*
Sacramento, CA 95814

Open Session

Item 1. Approval of Minutes

  1. Approval of Minutes of the July 6, 1999, Board meeting.
  2. Approval of Minutes of the August 12, 1999, Board meeting.

Item 2. Child Support

  1. Plan for Expanded Role in Child Support Collections.
  2. Plan for Child Support Automation.

Item 3. Electronic Filing – Internet

Status report and Board discussion.

Item 4. Regulation Matters

  1. Staff Reports and Requests for Authorization to Commence Formal Regulatory Proceedings:
    • Proposed Regulation 25106.5-1 (Combined Reporting – Intercompany Transactions).
    • Proposed Regulation 25137(b) (Property Factor – Nonjurisdictional Property).
    • Proposed Regulation 25137(c) (Sales Factor – Occasional Sale of Intangible Assets).
    • Proposed Regulations 19041 and 19044 (Protests) - Report on hearing and recommendation for second hearing.
  2. Status Report on Proposed Regulations 25106.5 (Mechanics of Combined Reporting) and 25106.5-2 (Capital Gains in a Combined Report).
  3. Status Report on Proposed Regulation 17951-4 (Income Sourcing).
  4. Status Report on Proposed Regulations 17252.5-1, 17265-1, 17266-1, 17267.2-1, 24356.2-1, 24356.3-1, 24356.4-1, 24356.7-1 (Recapture of Deduction for Qualified Property Previously Used).
  5. Status Report on Proposed Regulation 23334 (Tax Clearance Certificate).
  6. Status Report on Proposed Regulation 18567 (Extensions of Time for Filing Income Tax Returns).

Item 5. Water's-Edge Matters

Board consideration of staff report on Water's-Edge Election Issues Involving 1994 Contract Renewals.

Item 6. Applications for Voluntary Disclosure

Board consideration of staff recommendations regarding anonymous Applications for Voluntary Disclosure filed pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code Section 19191.

Item 7. Administrative Matters

  1. FY 2000/01 BCPs.
  2. Facilities Action Requests (Form 9): Hard wall construction and relocation of fingerprint process and orientation sessions from Building 1 to Building 2; convert training room 1811 (hard wall construction) to office space for Operations Services Bureau Director; demolish wall in Security Command Center to provide space for additional security equipment.
  3. Contract – United International Investigation Contract.
  4. Franchise Tax Board Resolution 98-19-"Out of State" Travel Expenditures.

Item 8. Executive Officer's Time

Item 9. Board Members' Time

  1. Employee Recognition Resolutions for Board approval. (Herman Adkins, Robert David, Patsy Elliott, Elaine Fales, Duncan Fong, Arlene Hess, Carolyn Manning, Shirley Martinez, Ron Schlenker, Molly Stacy, Ron Stocker.)
  2. Board Resolutions appointing new Board Secretary (Katie Horn) and commending prior Board Secretary (Megan Hall).

Item 10. Closed Session Announcement

Closed Session

Item A. Closed session to consider recommendations regarding settlement of administrative tax disputes authorized by subdivision (k) and (q) of Section 11126 of the Government Code, and/or required to be in closed session by Section 19442 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

Item B. Closed session to consider recommendations to settle litigation cases and to allow the Board to confer with and receive advice from legal counsel regarding pending litigation in Caterpillar, Inc., and Solar Turbines, Incorporated v. FTB; Adelberg v. FTB (LA # BC 131679); and Adelberg v. FTB (LA # BC 135445). Closed session is authorized by Government Code Section 11126(e)(1).

Item C. Closed session to discuss and act on Personnel Matters. Closed session is authorized by Government Code Section 11126(a)(1).