01-0101

Withholding Tax

Signed 6/1/01

 

BEFORE THE UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION

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PETITIONER, )

) ORDER

Petitioner, )

) Appeal No. 01-0101

v. ) Account No. #####

)

TAXPAYER SERVICES DIVISION ) Tax Type: Withholding Tax

OF THE UTAH STATE TAX )

COMMISSION, ) Judge: Davis

)

Respondent. )

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Presiding:

G. Blaine Davis, Administrative Law Judge

Appearances:

For Petitioner: PETITIONER REP

For Respondent: Ms. Laurie Allred, from the Taxpayer Services Division

 

 

STATEMENT OF THE CASE

This matter came before the Utah State Tax Commission for an Initial Hearing on May 21, 2001 pursuant to the provisions of Utah Code Ann. '59-1-502.5.

Petitioner hired a new office manager and relied upon her to file the withholding tax returns, along with other responsibilities. However, the office manager just neglected to file the August 2000 withholding tax return.

This failure to file was the fourth delinquency within a three-year period.

APPLICABLE LAW

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 not been shown to justify a waiver of the penalty associated with the August 2000 withholding tax return. 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

Appeals Division

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 1st day of June, 2001.

 

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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 1st day of June, 2001.

 

Pam Hendrickson R. Bruce Johnson

Commission Chair Commissioner

 

 

Palmer DePaulis Marc B. Johnson

Commissioner Commissioner