02-0370

Income Tax

Signed: 5/24/02

 

BEFORE THE UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION

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PETITIONER, )

) ORDER

Petitioner, )

) Appeal No. 02-0370

v. )

) Account No. #####

AUDITING DIVISION OF THE )

UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION, ) Tax Type: Income Tax

)

Respondent. ) Judge: Davis

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Presiding:

G. Blaine Davis, Administrative Law Judge

Appearances:

For Petitioner: PETITIONER

For Respondent: Mr. Brent Taylor, from the Auditing Division

 

STATEMENT OF THE CASE

This matter came before the Commission on May 2, 2002 for a Telephone 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.

Petitioner's accountant made an error in the preparation of his tax return as it relates to the disability exemption. Petitioner acknowledges that it was an error, and has stipulated to the correction of that amount.

Petitioner has now requested a waiver of the interest that was charged on the tax in an amount of $$$$$ for 1998, and $$$$$ for 1999. There is no allegation of Tax Commission employee error.

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 interest associated with the 1998 or 1999 income tax returns 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

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 24th day of May , 2002.

 

 

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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 24th day of May , 2002.

 

 

 

Pam Hendrickson R. Bruce Johnson

Commission Chair Commissioner

 

 

 

Palmer DePaulis Marc B. Johnson

Commissioner Commissioner