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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Public Meeting Agenda


Franchise Tax Board Meeting
Monday, January 12, 1998 - 10:30 a.m.
State Board of Equalization
450 N Street, Room 121*
Sacramento, California

Open Session


Item 1. Approval of Minutes

Approval of Minutes of November 17, 1997 Board meeting. Board action.

Item 2. Proposals Suggested at the November 17, 1997 Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing.

Staff presentation regarding proposals suggested at the November 17, 1997 Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing. Possible Board action.

Item 3. Legislative Matters

Staff presentation of legislative proposals for Board consideration. Possible Board action.

Item 4. Regulation Matters

a. Staff presentation regarding proposed Homeowners and Renters Assistance regulations relating to denial of eligibility to unqualified claimants pursuant to federal law. Possible Board action.

b. Staff presentation regarding status of pending regulations Regulation 25106.5 - Mechanics of Combined Reporting and Regulation 25137-13 - Telecommunications).

c. Staff presentation regarding the Multistate Tax Commission’s Bylaw 7 Survey (Model Recordkeeping and Retention Regulation). Staff will request that the Board support the model regulation and advise the Executive Secretary of the State Board of Equalization of its position. Board action.

Item 5. Water’s Edge White Paper

Staff follow-up report regarding Water’s-Edge White Paper presentation at the November 17, 1997 Board meeting. Possible Board action.

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. Board action.

Item 7. Franchise Tax Board Response Time to Telephone Inquiries

Staff follow-up report regarding presentation made at the November 17, 1997 Board meeting. Possible Board action.

Item 8. Electronically Generated Refunds

Staff presentation regarding electronically generated refunds.

Item 9. Executive Officer's Time

Item 10. Board Members' Time


Closed Session

Item A.

Closed session to consider recommendations regarding settlement of administrative tax disputes required to be in closed session by Section 19442 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

Item B.

Closed session to approve recommended settlement in a litigation case (Ashland, Inc. v. Franchise Tax Board). Closed session is authorized by Government Code Sections 11126(e)(1) and 11126.3(a).

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