BEFORE THE UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION
PETITIONER , )
) Appeal No. 00-1097
) Account No. #####
AUDITING DIVISION OF THE )
UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION, ) Tax Type: Income Tax
Respondent. ) Judge: Davis
G. Blaine Davis, Administrative Law Judge
For Petitioner: PETITIONER
For Respondent: Mr. Brent Taylor, from the Auditing Division
STATEMENT OF THE CASE
This matter came before the Commission on January 24, 2001 for a Status Conference and was therein converted to an Initial Hearing, to be conducted pursuant to the provisions of Utah Code Ann. '59-1-502.5.
When Petitioner filed his 1997 Utah income tax return, he used the telefile form, and took one-half of the wrong item on line J as his federal tax deduction. Based upon that, Respondent made an assessment to correct the amount of the tax, and imposed interest thereon.
Because of the problems with the design of the form, Petitioner has requested a waiver of the interest imposed upon the additional tax.
The Tax Commission is granted the authority to waive, reduce, or compromise penalties and interest upon a showing of reasonable cause. Utah Code Ann. '59-1-401(10).
DECISION AND ORDER
Based upon the foregoing, the Commission finds that sufficient cause has been shown to justify a waiver of the interest associated with the 1997 income tax return of Petitioner. It is so ordered.
This decision does not limit a party's right to a Formal Hearing. However, this Decision and Order will become the Final Decision and Order of the Commission unless any party to this case files a written request within thirty (30) days of the date of this decision to proceed to a Formal Hearing. Such a request shall be mailed to the address listed below and must include the Petitioner's name, address, and appeal number:
Utah State Tax Commission
210 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84134
Failure to request a Formal Hearing will preclude any further appeal rights in this matter.
DATED this ____2_____ day of ______March_____________, 2001.
G. Blaine Davis
Administrative Law Judge
BY ORDER OF THE UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION:
The Commission has reviewed this case and the undersigned concur in this decision.
DATED this __2______ day of _____March________________, 2001.
Pam Hendrickson R. Bruce Johnson
Commission Chair Commissioner
Palmer DePaulis Marc B. Johnson