BEFORE THE UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION
v. : INFORMAL DECISION
: Appeal No. 89-1461
COLLECTION DIVISION OF THE :
STATE TAX COMMISSION OF UTAH, )
: Account No. XXXXX
STATEMENT OF CASE
This matter came before the Utah State Tax Commission pursuant to the Rules of Administrative Procedure and the Administrative Procedures Act for an informal hearing. No hearing was requested, therefore, the matter was conducted by review of the file before the Tax Commission.
The Petitioner is a corporation domiciled outside the State of Utah who had been filing its withholding taxes on a quarterly basis. Without the knowledge of the Petitioner, the Petitioner's payment schedule for withholding taxes was changed to a monthly rather than a quarterly basis. The Petitioner first learned of this when it attempted to file their first quarter XXXXX withholding taxes. By that time, the first and second months withholding taxes had not been paid. The Petitioner paid the first and second months withholding taxes for XXXXX of $$$$$ and $$$$$, respectively, on XXXXX. As a result of the late payment, penalties in the amount of $$$$$ and $$$$$ for the two months in question were assessed.
DECISION AND ORDER
The Tax Commission finds sufficient cause to waive the penalty associated with the first and second months of XXXXX withholding taxes, however, the Petitioner's request to waive interest for the same period of time is denied. It is so ordered.
DATED this 26th day of December, 1989.
BY ORDER OF THE UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION.
G. Blaine Davis