BEFORE THE UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION
Petitioner, ) INFORMAL DECISION
COLLECTION DIVISION OF THE ) Appeal No. 94-1465
UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION, :
) Account No. XXXXX
Respondent. ) Tax Type: Sales Tax
STATEMENT OF CASE
This matter came before the Utah State Tax Commission pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act and the rules of the Utah State Tax Commission for informal proceedings. An informal hearing was held on XXXXX. Jane Phan, Administrative Law Judge, heard the matter for and on behalf of the Commission. Present and representing Petitioner by telephone conference call was XXXXX. Present and representing Respondent was XXXXX.
Based upon the evidence and testimony presented at the informal hearing, the Commission makes its:
Petitioner is appealing the $$$$$ in interest assessed for sales tax for the tax period XXXXX. The Collection Division Waiver Unit did waive all penalties associated with the payment of sales tax for this period.
In the letter submitted with the appeal Petitioner stated that the funds for the sales tax in question had been electronically transferred to the Tax Commission in a timely manner.
At the hearing Respondent stated that in looking at the Tax Commission's account history Petitioner was correct. The Tax Commission did receive the funds in a timely manner. Respondent stated that any penalty assessed against the Petitioner for the sales tax for the period in question was done in error by a Tax Commission employee.
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
The Tax Commission finds sufficient cause does exist to waive the interest associated with the sales tax for the XXXXX period. It is so ordered.
DATED this 27 day of February, 1995.
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.) a Petition for Judicial Review in the Supreme Court, or b.) a Petition for Judicial Review by trial de novo in district court. (Utah Administrative Rule R861-1A-5(P) and Utah Code Ann. ''59-1-601(1), 63-46b-13(1), 63-46b-14(3)(a).)