BEFORE THE UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION
) INFORMAL DECISION
COLLECTION DIVISION OF THE : Appeal No. 94-0136
UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION, )
Respondent. : Account No. XXXXX
STATEMENT OF CASE
This matter came before the Utah State Tax Commission for an informal hearing on XXXXX. G. Blaine Davis, Administrative Law Judge, heard the matter in a telephone conference for and on behalf of the Commission. Present and representing the Petitioner by telephone was XXXXX. Present and representing the Respondent was XXXXX.
Based upon the evidence and testimony presented at the hearing, the Tax Commission hereby makes its:
FINDINGS OF FACT
1. The tax in question is income tax.
2. The period in question is XXXXX.
3. Petitioner timely filed her XXXXX tax return showing total tax due of $$$$$, and there had been withholding of $$$$$, leaving a balance due of $$$$$.
4. Petitioner believed that we would send a bill to her and that she would be entitled to make payments.
5. When the tax return was processed, an error was made at the Tax Commission, and instead of sending a bill for the tax due, the entire amount of tax which had been withheld was refunded to Petitioner.
6. At a later date, the error of the Tax Commission was discovered, and a notice and demand were sent to the Petitioner.
CONCLUSIONS OF 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(8).)
DECISION AND ORDER
Based upon the foregoing, the Tax Commission finds that sufficient cause has been shown which would justify a waiver of the interest from the date the refund was erroneously sent to Petitioner until the date the notice and demand for payment were sent to Petitioner. With that exception, sufficient cause has not been shown which would justify any further waiver of the penalty or
the remaining interest associated with the XXXXX income tax return. It is so ordered.
DATED this 18th day of July, 1994.
BY ORDER OF THE UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION.
W. Val Oveson Roger O. Tew
Joe B. Pacheco Alice Shearer
NOTICE: You have twenty (20) days after the date of a final order to file a Request for Reconsideration with the Commission. If you do not file a Request for Reconsideration with the Commission, you have thirty (30) days after the date of a final order to file a Petition for Judicial Review by trial de novo in district court. (Utah Administrative Rule R861-1-5A(P) and Utah Code Ann. ''63-46-14(3)(a) and 63-46b-15.)