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2014 MINUTES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION 81
2014 MINUTES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
81
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The Board met at its offices at 450 N Street, Sacramento, at 10:02 a.m., with
Ms. Steel, Vice Chairwoman, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Mr. Chiang present.
The Board recessed at 10:03 a.m. and reconvened at 10:08 a.m. with Ms. Steel,
Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Mr. Chiang present.
BOARD MEMBER ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPH
The annual Board photograph was taken.
PROPERTY TAX MATTER
STATE ASSESSED PROPERTIES VALUE SETTING
Ken Thompson, Chief, State-Assessed Properties Division, Property and Special
Taxes Department, was available to answer questions regarding the valuation of state-assessed
properties.
Electric Generation Facilities
Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Yee, seconded by Mr. Chiang and unanimously carried,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Mr. Chiang voting yes, Mr. Horton absent, Ms. Steel not
participating in accordance with Government Code section 87105 in 1126, Elk Hills Power, LLC,
the Board ordered that the market value to be used in the assessment of unitary property of the
following listed companies as of January 1, 2014, be as follows:
1100
1101
1102
1103
1106
1107
1108
1109
1110
1111
1112
1113
1114
1115
1116
1118
1122
1123
1124
1126
1127
1128
AES Alamitos, LLC
AES Redondo Beach, LLC
AES Huntington Beach, LLC
Dynegy Moss Landing, LLC
Cabrillo Power I, LLC
Cabrillo Power II, LLC
NRG Potrero, LLC
NRG Delta, LLC
El Segundo Power, LLC
Long Beach Generation, LLC
La Paloma Generating Company, LLC
NRG California South, LP - Coolwater
NRG California South, LP - Mandalay
NRG California South, LP - Ormond Beach
NRG California South, LP - Etiwanda
Dynegy South Bay, LLC
GWF Energy, LLC - Hanford
GWF Energy, LLC - Henrietta
GWF Energy, LLC - Tracy
Elk Hills Power, LLC
High Desert Power Trust 2000-A
Delta Energy Center, LLC
187,300,000
129,700,000
74,200,000
399,100,000
100,000,000
9,140,000
18,700,000
70,200,000
13,300,000
61,900,000
300,200,000
24,100,000
39,300,000
102,800,000
22,000,000
100,000
40,400,000
38,500,000
222,000,000
290,500,000
211,800,000
289,100,000
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2014 MINUTES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
Thursday, May 22, 2014
1129
1131
1132
1133
1137
1141
1142
1143
1145
1146
1148
1149
1150
1151
1152
1153
1154
1155
1156
1157
1158
1159
1160
1161
1162
Gilroy Energy Center, LLC
Pastoria Energy Facility, LLC
CCFC Sutter Energy, LLC
Metcalf Energy Center, LLC
Sunrise Power Company, LLC
Indigo Generation, LLC
Larkspur Energy, LLC
Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility, LLC
Harbor Cogeneration Company, LLC
CES Placerita, Inc.
Inland Empire Energy Center, LLC
Caithness Blythe II, LLC
Midway Power, LLC
Russell City Energy Company, LLC
Panoche Energy Center, LLC
Midway Peaking, LLC
Bicent (California) Malburg, LLC
Orange Grove Energy, L.P.
Avenal Power Center, LLC
NRG Marsh Landing, LLC
El Segundo Energy Center, LLC
Mariposa Energy, LLC
CPV Sentinel, LLC
Oakley Generating Station
Walnut Creek Energy, LLC
50,300,000
394,800,000
122,800,000
215,600,000
142,000,000
46,900,000
40,600,000
293,300,000
4,410,000
442,000
364,700,000
608,000
3,750,000
502,100,000
329,900,000
71,300,000
78,300,000
68,300,000
1,650,000
756,500,000
578,100,000
166,800,000
798,200,000
5,080,000
508,400,000
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Chiang, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Mr. Chiang voting yes, Mr. Horton absent, the Board
ordered that the market value to be used in the assessment of unitary property of the following
listed companies as of January 1, 2014, be as follows:
1104
1105
1117
1134
1136
Dynegy Morro Bay, LLC
Dynegy Oakland, LLC
NRG California South, LP - Ellwood
Otay Mesa Generating Company, LLC
Blythe Energy, LLC
18,000,000
2,370,000
6,590,000
344,500,000
447,500,000
Energy Companies
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Chiang, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Mr. Chiang voting yes, Mr. Horton absent, the Board
ordered that the market value (including penalty if applicable) to be used in the assessment of
unitary property of the following listed companies as of January 1, 2014, be as follows:
101
103
104
Golden State Water Company
Anza Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Central Valley Gas Storage, LLC
674,700,000
14,500,000
70,900,000
2014 MINUTES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
83
Thursday, May 22, 2014
106
121
125
135
141
146
148
149
152
153
156
160
163
173
176
180
187
188
189
190
191
192
193
194
195
197
PacifiCorp
Gill Ranch Storage, LLC
Terra-Gen Dixie Valley, LLC
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Sierra Pacific Power Company
Southern California Edison Company
Southern California Gas Company
Southwest Gas Corporation
Transwestern Pipeline Company
DATC Path 15, LLC
Valley Electric Association, Inc.
Liberty Utilities (Calpeco Electric), LLC
Surprise Valley Electrification Corp.
Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative
North Baja Pipeline, LLC
Mojave Pipeline Company
Kern River Gas Transmission Company
Standard Pacific Gas Line, Inc.
Tuscarora Gas Transmission Company
Arizona Public Service Company
Alpine Natural Gas Operating Company No. One, LLC
Southwest Transmission Cooperative, Inc.
West Coast Gas Company, Inc.
Wild Goose Storage, LLC
El Paso Natural Gas Company
207,000,000
133,600,000
3,410,000
24,680,000,000
7,611,000,000
84,000,000
20,300,300,000
3,956,900,000
222,600,000
535,000
115,700,000
162,800
155,600,000
14,500,000
69,100,000
73,600,000
39,300,000
237,900,000
32,800,000
61,100,000
2,190,000
1,490,000
763,000
792,000
205,300,000
34,400,000
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Chiang, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Mr. Chiang voting yes, Mr. Horton absent, the Board
ordered that the market value to be used in the assessment of unitary property of the following
listed companies as of January 1, 2014, be as follows:
119
196
198
Trans Bay Cable, LLC
Questar Southern Trails Pipeline Company
Lodi Gas Storage, LLC
525,100,000
5,900,000
170,200,000
Pipeline Companies
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Chiang, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Mr. Chiang voting yes, Mr. Horton absent, Ms. Steel not
participating in accordance with Government Code section 87105 in 429, Chevron U.S.A., Inc.;
465, Plains Pipeline, LP; 467, Phillips 66 Company; 469, San Ardo Pipeline Company; 476,
Chevron USA, Inc.; 479, Chevron Pipeline Company; 486, Pacific Pipeline System, LLC; 488,
Plains West Coast Terminals, LLC; and, 489, Vintage Production California LLC; the Board
ordered that the market value (including penalty if applicable) to be used in the assessment of
unitary property of the following listed companies as of January 1, 2014, be as follows:
84
2014 MINUTES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
Thursday, May 22, 2014
402
407
409
410
412
428
429
461
462
465
467
468
469
475
476
478
479
486
488
489
491
492
493
CALNEV Pipe Line LLC
Valero Refining Company - California
West Coast Pipe Lines
Homestake Mining Company of California
Kings County Canal Company
CPN Pipeline Company
Chevron U.S.A., Inc.
SFPP, L.P.
Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company, LLC
Plains Pipeline, LP
Phillips 66 Company
Shell California Pipeline Company, LLC
San Ardo Pipeline Company
Searles Valley Minerals Operations Inc.
Chevron USA, Inc.
California Gas Gathering, Inc.
Chevron Pipe Line Company
Pacific Pipeline System, LLC
Plains West Coast Terminals, LLC
Vintage Production California, LLC
SMF Pipeline
San Pablo Bay Pipeline Company, LLC
Cardinal Pipeline, LP
70,000,000
788,000
209,400,000
33,000
1,090,100
42,700,000
50,900,000
411,100,000
1,330,000
38,800,000
456,000
6,320,000
18,500,000
5,104,000
8,190,000
39,000
45,400,000
56,900,000
6,150,000
6,030,000
5,530,000
93,500,000
6,350,000
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Chiang, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Mr. Chiang voting yes, Mr. Horton absent, Ms. Steel not
participating in accordance with Government Code section 87105 in 480, Phillips 66 Pipeline,
LLC; the Board ordered that the market value (including penalty if applicable) to be used in the
assessment of unitary property of the following listed companies as of January 1, 2014, be as
follows:
435
464
480
490
Natomas Central Mutual Water Company
Ventura Pipeline System - (Ellwood Pipeline, Inc.)
Phillips 66 Pipeline, LLC
Crimson California Pipeline, L.P.
144,100
10,500,000
47,800,000
35,300,000
Railroad Companies
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Chiang, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Mr. Chiang voting yes, Mr. Horton absent, the Board
ordered that the market value (including penalty if applicable) to be used in the assessment of
unitary property of the following listed companies as of January 1, 2014, be as follows:
802
804
808
810
Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad
BNSF Railway Company
West Isle Line, Inc.
California Northern Railroad
2,170,000
1,385,000,000
247,000
36,800,000
2014 MINUTES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
85
Thursday, May 22, 2014
812
813
815
817
818
822
826
827
831
834
839
843
850
857
865
869
882
889
894
896
897
898
899
Ventura County Railroad
Pacific Harbor Lines
Mendocino Railway
Tulare Valley Railroad
Central California Traction Company
Pacific Sun Railroad, L.L.C.
Sacramento Valley Railroad, LLC
Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company
Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway Company
LRY, LLC
Oakland Terminal Railway Company
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Modesto & Empire Traction Company
Richmond Pacific Railroad Corporation
San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad Co., Inc.
Coast Belle Railroad Co.
Trona Railway Co.
Yreka Western Railroad Co.
Napa Valley Wine Train, Inc.
Santa Cruz Big Trees & Pacific Railway Co.
San Joaquin Valley Railroad Company
Sierra Northern Railway
Arizona & California Railroad
2,970,000
25,900,000
1,550,000
501,250
7,810,000
2,280,000
3,210,000
2,739,000
429,000
821,700
23,100
1,951,600,000
34,700,000
1,020,000
7,780,000
990,000
18,480,000
467,500
22,000,000
3,289,000
20,100,000
6,520,000
2,880,000
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Chiang, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Mr. Chiang voting yes, Mr. Horton absent, the Board
ordered that the market value (including penalty if applicable) to be used in the assessment of
unitary property of the following listed companies as of January 1, 2014, be as follows:
835
861
878
883
Pacific Imperial Railroad
Quincy Railroad Company
Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad
McCloud Railway Company
5,863,000
482,000
4,500,000
2,675,000
Interexchange Telephone Companies
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Chiang, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Mr. Chiang voting yes, Mr. Horton absent, the Board
ordered that the market value (including penalty if applicable) to be used in the assessment of
unitary property of the following listed companies as of January 1, 2014, be as follows:
2014
2099
2274
2310
2368
2372
Sprint Communications Company, L.P.
Smart City Networks, LP
MCI Communications Services, Inc.
AT&T Communications
Globe Wireless, LLC
MCI Metro Access Transmission Services, LLC
175,800,000
1,800,000
400,600,000
625,600,000
454,000
126,600,000
86
2014 MINUTES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
Thursday, May 22, 2014
2376
2383
2416
2430
2437
2463
2470
7503
7512
7522
7538
7544
7560
7580
7581
7621
7623
7631
7636
7638
7640
7660
7686
7690
7705
7706
7732
7757
7758
7761
7766
7778
7781
7791
7792
7799
7800
7811
7813
7814
7824
7832
7846
7852
7866
Working Assets Funding Service, Inc.
Matrix Telecom, Inc.
NOS Communications, Inc.
Electric Lightwave, LLC
Dialink Corporation
Qwest Communications Company, LLC
Cincinnati Bell Any Distance, Inc.
Verizon Select Services, Inc.
Frontier Communications of America, Inc.
tw telecom of california l.p.
Tremcom International, Inc.
Telswitch, Inc.
XO Communications Services, L.L.C.
Securus Technologies, Inc.
ABS-CBN Telecom North America, Inc.
SES Americom California, Inc.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions, LLC
Worldnet Communications Services, Inc.
Network Telephone Services, Inc.
Integrated Telemanagement Services, Inc.
Cox California Telecom, LLC
U.S. South Communications, Inc.
Primus Telecommunications, Inc.
CCT Telecommunications, Inc.
Sierra Telephone Long Distance
MegaPath Corporation
NTT America, Inc.
U.S. TelePacific Corp.
BT Americas, Inc.
Level 3 Communications, LLC
KDDI America, Inc.
Zayo Group, LLC
KT America, Inc.
O1 Communications, Inc.
Point To Point, Inc.
Wilshire Connection, LLC
Earthlink Business, LLC
Public Communications Services, Inc.
Advanced Telecom, Inc.
PAETEC Communications, Inc.
Audeamus
Astound Broadband, LLC
The Telephone Connection Local Services, LLC
Telstra Incorporated
Telmex USA, LLC
441,000
143,000
816,200
31,000,000
18,260
169,100,000
2,500
3,520,000
2,590,000
176,900,000
16,940
9,100
94,100,000
771,000
110,000
3,498,000
30,900
4,300
1,780,000
61,500
71,000,000
1,958,000
8,000
22,900
1,700
30,800,000
16,300,000
138,300,000
7,650,000
378,300,000
11,600,000
198,500,000
322,300
1,573,000
1,120,000
5,104,000
3,940,000
411,000
405,000
9,940,000
10,868,000
57,500,000
3,740
6,890,000
9,867,000
2014 MINUTES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
87
Thursday, May 22, 2014
7871
7876
7880
7894
7902
7907
7910
7912
7914
7916
7940
7945
7948
7949
7953
7955
7956
7959
7960
7961
7969
7972
7973
7978
7982
7985
7988
7990
7992
7993
7994
7996
7997
7998
7999
8002
8005
8006
8012
8015
8017
8023
8024
8027
8029
Verizon Online LLC
Total Call International, Inc.
Quick-Tel, Inc.
Ponderosa Cablevision
Zone Telecom, Inc.
Telscape Communications, Inc.
CBC Broadband Holdings, LLC
Americom Government Services, Inc.
McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services, Inc.
Peak Communications, Inc.
Consumer Telcom, Inc.
ZTG, Inc.
Astrium Services Government, Inc.
Call America, Inc.
Openpop.com, Inc.
Enhanced Communications Network, Inc.
Telespan Communications, LLC
Airespring, Inc.
CallTower, Inc.
SureWest Televideo
Intelsat Global Service, LLC
Reliance Globalcom Services, Inc.
Alliance Payphone, Inc.
Legent Communications Corporation
Crown Castle NG West, Inc.
inContact, Inc.
Global Tel*Link Corporation
ComNet(USA), LLC
NobelTel, LLC
Clear World Communications Corporation
Utility Telephone, Inc.
RuralWest - Western Rural Broadband, Inc.
Edison Carrier Solutions
Norcast Communications Corporation
Purple Language Services
Neutral Tandem - California, LLC
Cable and Wireless Americas Operations, Inc.
Lucky Communications, Inc.
RB Communications, Inc.
China Telecom (Americas) Corporation
Locus Telecommunications, Inc.
One Phone, Inc.
TC Telephone, LLC
Blue Casa Telephone, LLC
IPC Network Services, Inc.
103,300,000
101,000
3,600
3,710,000
110,000
1,380,000
8,500,000
262,000
1,060,000
11,800
6,600
10,600
4,030,000
62,600
334,000
101,000
207,000
1,350,000
761,000
140,800,000
12,870,000
7,590,000
35,300
35,970
121,500,000
3,160,000
7,120,000
761,000
84,800
14,190
2,460,000
247,000
84,100,000
315,000
7,900,000
4,020,000
748,000
13,300
27,100
17,800,000
651,200
136,000
8,500
27,060
121,000
88
2014 MINUTES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
Thursday, May 22, 2014
8031
8032
8037
8038
8040
8041
8042
8046
8047
8048
8049
8051
8061
8067
8071
8072
8074
8076
8077
8078
8080
8081
8082
8083
8084
8085
8086
8087
8089
8090
8091
8093
8094
8103
8104
8105
8106
8108
8109
8112
8113
8115
8116
8117
8118
Backbone Communications, Inc.
BCE Nexxia Corporation
CA-CLEC, LLC
Telecom Carrier Access, LLC
Mission Telecom, Inc.
DMR Communications, Inc.
Paxio, Inc.
HyperCube, LLC
Syniverse Technologies, Inc.
Bright House Networks Information Services (California), LLC
Cbeyond Communications, LLC
Intelletrace, Inc.
Charter Fiberlink CA-CCO, LLC
Sunesys, LLC
Verizon Long Distance, LLC
Cypress Communications, LLC
Silv Communication, Inc.
OPEX Communications, Inc.
NewPath Networks, LLC
U.S. Telecom Long Distance, Inc.
Ymax Communications Corporation
Sonic Telecom, LLC
WTI Communications, Inc.
Network Expert Group, Inc.
T-Netix Telecommunications Services, Inc
Cosmobridge America, Inc.
ANPI, LLC
Lexent Inc.
Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
Roadway Communications, Inc.
Extenet Systems (California), LLC
Affiniti, LLC
LiveTV Airfone, Inc.
Transpac Telecom, Inc.
Astrium Services Business Communications, Inc.
Raw Bandwidth Telecom, Inc.
Radical System Solutions, Inc.
Peerless Network of California, LLC
Mosaic Networx, LLC
Callcatchers, Inc.
&TV Communications, Inc.
PC Landing Corp.
Syniverse ICX Corporation
IntelePeer Cloud Communications, LLC
165,000
85,900
8,690,000
51,100
5,600
69,300
880,000
1,890,000
891,000
78,600
16,100,000
449,000
18,500,000
123,300,000
41,100
170,500
48,300
93,000
36,000,000
20,200
109,890
8,910,000
75,800
51,500
23,400
8,200
451,000
64,900
2,980,000
544,000
64,700
41,900,000
983,400
42,000
5,390
157,000
370,000
30,580
4,910,000
5,300
656,000
1,350,000
11,700,000
5,840,000
408,000
2014 MINUTES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
89
Thursday, May 22, 2014
8120
8121
8122
8123
8124
8125
8126
8127
8128
8130
8133
8135
8136
8137
8138
8139
8141
8142
8143
8144
8145
8146
8148
8149
8150
8151
8153
8154
TELUS Communications (US), Inc.
Certain Communications Corporation
Bandwidth.com CLEC, LLC
Blue Rooster Telecom, Inc.
Impact Telecom, Inc.
IXC Holdings, Inc.
Broadview Networks, Inc.
Zayo Enterprise Networks, LLC
Talton Communications, Inc.
United Telecom, Inc.
Bestel USA, Inc.
Broadvox, LLC
Plumas Sierra Telecommunications
SnowCrest Telephone, Inc.
Act Tele, Inc.
California Broadband Cooperative, Inc.
CENIC Broadband Initiatives, LLC
DSI-ITI, LLC
Global Internetworking, Inc.
GC Pivotal, LLC
Internet Business Services, Inc.
Splice Communications, Inc
Digital West Networks, Inc.
Ztelephony
OpticAccess, LLC
CVIN, LLC
Advanced Technology Distributors, Inc.
Network Innovations, Inc.
1,050,000
18,500
1,016,400
87,700
109,000
3,960,000
5,100
10,700
33,300
44,900
184,000
419,100
12,100,000
240,000
2,860
88,300,000
408,000
11,800
2,530,000
15,300
13,900
35,090
2,300,000
12,980
3,480,000
84,260,000
66,200
81,100
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Chiang, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Mr. Chiang voting yes, Mr. Horton absent, the Board
ordered that the market value (including penalty if applicable) to be used in the assessment of
unitary property of the following listed companies as of January 1, 2014, be as follows:
2043
2381
7516
7571
7699
7735
7769
7845
7872
7913
7934
7950
Pac-West Telecomm, Inc.
Mitel NetSolutions, Inc.
Cybernet Communications, Inc.
Network Enhanced Technologies, Inc.
Legacy Long Distance International, Inc.
Pacific Centrex Services, Inc./TGEC, LLC
Airnex Communications, Inc.
San Carlos Telecom, Inc.
Infotech Telecommunications & Network, Inc.
VCOM Solutions, Inc.
Telecom House, Inc.
ATMC, Inc.
11,062,500
78,400
352,000
32,120
853,600
87,625
24,860
55,600
9,900
199,100
114,000
7,625
90
2014 MINUTES OF THE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
Thursday, May 22, 2014
7952
7980
8004
8026
8044
8057
8065
8066
8068
8075
8079
8092
8099
8100
8101
8102
8107
8119
8129
8131
8132
8140
8152
8155
8156
8158
8159
8160
8161
8162
8163
Advanced Tel, Inc.
Teledata Solutions, Inc.
Greenfield Communications, Inc.
Nationwide Telecom, Inc.
Intermetro Communications, Inc.
Vertex Telecom, Inc.
Connectto Communications, Inc.
Calmtel USA, Inc.
North County Communications Corp
Trans National Communications International, Inc.
Cal-Ore Communications, Inc.
Global Telecom, LLC
Race Telecomm
Dial Long Distance, Inc.
FastBlue Communications, Inc.
Ekit.Com, Inc.
Convergence Systems
Express Telecommunications Network, Inc.
Wide Voice, LLC
Pacific Lightwave
Calpop.Com, Inc.
California Alliance Telecard, Inc.
Broadband Dynamics, LLC
Time Warner Cable Business, LLC
Medallion Telecom, Inc.
RCLEC, Inc.
X2 Telecom, Inc.
Vodex Communications Corporation
Public Interest Telecom of California
Citrix Communications, LLC
Broadvoc CLEC
4,400
235,400
721,600
47,740
301,400
592,900
295,900
29,040
153,750
242,000
1,960,000
13,860
520,000
6,625
9,680
134,000
58,740
4,070
209,000
83,600
1,936,000
48,950
69,400
31,200,000
6,800
239,000
3,480,000
112,000
3,000
256,300
39,820
Wireless Telephone Companies
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Chiang, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Mr. Chiang voting yes, Mr. Horton absent, the Board
ordered that the market value (including penalty if applicable) to be used in the assessment of
unitary property of the following listed companies as of January 1, 2014, be as follows:
2532
2552
2559
2602
2605
2606
2668
Los Angeles SMSA Ltd., Partnership
Fresno MSA Limited Partnership
Cellco Partnership
Digital Communications Network, Inc.
Nova Cellular West, Inc.
AT&T Mobility, LLC
California RSA No. 3 Limited Partnership
869,200,000
98,600,000
1,149,400,000
16,500
7,300
2,681,000,000
11,200,000
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2669
2671
2681
2720
2733
2748
2760
2762
2772
2773
2775
2783
2784
2785
2787
2788
2790
2791
2793
3002
3039
3362
3430
3434
California RSA #4 Partnership
California Rural Service Area #1, Inc.
Everything Wireless, LLC
Sprint Telephony PCS, L.P.
MetroPCS California, LLC
T-Mobile West, LLC
Fisher Wireless Services, Inc.
Cricket Communications, Inc.
Globalstar USA, LLC
Accessible Wireless, LLC
Nextlink Wireless, LLC
Flat West Wireless, LLC
Greatcall, Inc.
Public Wireless, Inc.
Mother Lode Internet, LLC
NTT Docomo USA, Inc.
UVNV, Inc.
Tracfone Wireless, Inc.
Bandwidth.com, Inc.
American Messaging Services, LLC
Fresno Mobile Radio, Inc.
Madera Radio Dispatch, Inc.
USA Mobility Wireless, Inc.
The Radio Shop
17,200,000
30,900,000
413,000
1,063,800,000
203,400,000
1,258,900,000
1,860,000
56,000,000
2,120,000
418,000
2,440,000
1,810,000
2,992,000
191,000
57,800
210,000
426,800
517,000
44,110
1,170,000
311,000
428,000
2,010,000
21,900
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Chiang, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Mr. Chiang voting yes, Mr. Horton absent, the Board
ordered that the market value (including penalty if applicable) to be used in the assessment of
unitary property of the following listed companies as of January 1, 2014, be as follows:
2658
2683
2794
2795
2796
Intouch America, Inc.
Pay-Less Cellular, Inc.
PLDT (US) Mobility, LLC
PrepaYd Wireless, Inc.
ItsOn, Inc.
81,625
68,310
87,700
4,500
1,221,000
Local Exchange Telephone Companies
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Chiang, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Mr. Chiang voting yes, Mr. Horton absent, the Board
ordered that the market value (including penalty if applicable) to be used in the assessment of
unitary property of the following listed companies as of January 1, 2014, be as follows:
201
202
203
205
Verizon California, Inc.
CenturyTel of Eastern Oregon, Inc.
Frontier Communications of the Southwest, Inc.
Ponderosa Telephone Co., The
2,936,500,000
62,400
7,030,000
33,000,000
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209
210
228
235
239
240
246
279
284
286
294
301
327
328
330
Pinnacles Telephone Co.
Calaveras Telephone Company
Ducor Telephone Company
Foresthill Telephone Co.
Hornitos Telephone Company
Happy Valley Telephone Company
Kerman Telephone Co.
Pacific Bell Telephone Company
Citizens Telecommunications Company of California, Inc.
Sierra Telephone Company, Inc.
SureWest Telephone
The Siskiyou Telephone Company
Volcano Telephone Company
Cal-Ore Telephone Co.
Winterhaven Telephone Company
989,000
13,700,000
4,720,000
19,360,000
835,000
757,000
25,740,000
6,587,700,000
74,300,000
47,200,000
172,000,000
51,500,000
24,600,000
6,940,000
938,000
The Board recessed at 10:18 a.m. and reconvened at 11:36 a.m. with Ms. Steel,
Ms. Yee and Mr. Runner present, Ms. Mandel present on behalf of Mr. Chiang in accordance
with Government Code section 7.9.
2012/2013 EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARD PROGRAM
Ms. Steel made introductory remarks regarding the Board of Equalization’s
2012/2013 Employee Recognition Award Program. The Members thanked recipients for their
dedication and commitment to the organization. They congratulated recipients for their
outstanding job performances and for being exceptional people who have done an exceptional job
for the State of California. Cristina Herrera, Staff Services Manager III, Executive Projects &
Services Section, External Affairs Department, and Robert McPherson, Associate Management
Analyst, Executive Projects & Services Section, External Affairs Department, read the names of
the award recipients and their achievements into the record.
The Board recessed at 12:14 p.m. and reconvened at 1:36 p.m. with Mr. Horton,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel present.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLOSED SESSION
The Board recessed at 1:37 p.m. and reconvened immediately in closed session
with Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel present.
CLOSED SESSION
The Board met to discuss pending litigation (Gov. Code § 11126(e)), settlements
(Rev. & Tax. Code §§ 6901, 7093.5, 30459.1 and 50156.11) and personnel matters (Gov. Code §
11126(a)).
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The Board recessed at 2:46 p.m. and reconvened immediately in open session
with Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel present.
Mr. Horton announced the appointments of David Gau to the position of Chief
Deputy Director, and Edna Murphy to Deputy Director, Administration Department.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Business Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearings
Todd Gilman, Chief, Taxpayers’ Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity
Division, made introductory remarks regarding the Business Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights hearings.
Individuals have the opportunity to present ideas, concerns, and recommendations regarding
legislation, the quality of agency services, and other issues related to the Board’s administration
of its tax programs, including sales and use taxes, environmental fees, fuel taxes, and excise
taxes, and any problems identified in the Taxpayers' Rights Advocate’s Annual Report
(Exhibit 5.1).
Speaker:
Jesse McClellan, Attorney, McClellan Davis, LLC
Mr. Gilman entered into the record written comments from Gary P. Salamone,
Editor-in-Chief Continental Features, Continental News Service and William Davenport Lewis of
Lewis & Associates Law Firm (Exhibit 5.2).
Exhibits to these minutes are incorporated by reference.
Property Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearings
Todd Gilman, Chief, Taxpayers’ Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity
Division, made introductory remarks regarding the Property Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights hearings.
Individuals have the opportunity to present their ideas, concerns, and recommendations regarding
legislation, the quality of agency services, and other issues related to the Board’s administration
of its tax programs, including state and county property tax programs, and any problems
identified in the Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate’s Annual Report (Exhibit 5.3).
Speakers:
Carol Daum, Resident, Alpine County
Larry Ward, Assessor, Riverside County
Dave Peets, Assessor, Alpine County
Mr. Gilman entered into the record written comments from Fred Bottino,
Taxpayer, Mariposa County (Exhibit 5.4).
Proposed Adoption of Amendments to Rule 133, Business Inventory Exemption
Richard Moon, Tax Counsel, Tax and Fee Programs Division, Legal Department,
made introductory remarks regarding the proposed amendments, which clarify that the business
inventory exemption applies to space flight property, under specific circumstances (Exhibit 5.5).
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Speakers:
Larry Stone, Assessor, Santa Clara County
Albert Ramseyer, Principle Deputy County Counsel, representing the
Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office (Exhibit 5.6)
Debra Reynolds-Clark, Senior Tax Manager, United Launch Alliance
Dennis Loper, Representative, Space X
Marty Dakessian, Attorney, Reed Smith, Representing Space X (Exhibit 5.7)
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Runner, seconded by Ms. Steel and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board adopted
amendments to Rule 133 as published.
The Board recessed at 3:56 p.m. and reconvened at 4:32 p.m. with Mr. Horton,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel present.
SALES AND USE TAX APPEALS HEARINGS
James J. Barbera, Jr., 526563, 526564, 526565 (BH)
07/01/04 to 12/31/06, $3,356.00 Tax, $335.00 Failure-to-file Penalty, $335.60 Finality Penalty
01/01/07 to 08/31/07, $891.00 Tax, $89.10 Failure-to-file Penalty, $89.10 Finality Penalty
07/01/01 to 08/31/07, $32,916.84 Tax, $2,196.90 Failure-to-file Penalty, $1,094.78 Negligence
Penalty, $1,094.78 Amnesty Double Negligence Penalty, $3,291.68 Finality Penalty, $1,094.78
Amnesty Double Finality Penalty
For Taxpayer:
James Barbera, Taxpayer
For Sales and Use Tax Department:
Scott Lambert, Hearing Representative
Contribution Disclosures pursuant to Government Code section 15626: None were disclosed.
Issues:
Whether adjustments are warranted to the audited amounts of unreported taxable
sales.
Whether taxpayer was negligent.
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Runner, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board ordered that
the petition be submitted for decision.
GEO G2 Solutions, Inc., 563641 (UT)
05/09/08, $84,975.00 Tax
For Petitioner:
Kevin E. Spry, Representative
For Sales and Use Tax Department:
Andrew Kwee, Tax Counsel
Contribution Disclosures pursuant to Government Code section 15626: None were disclosed.
Issue:
Whether petitioner owes use tax on its storage, use, or other consumption
of the aircraft in California.
Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Yee, seconded by Ms. Mandel and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board ordered that
the petition be submitted for decision.
The Board recessed at 5:10 p.m. and reconvened at 5:16 p.m. with Mr. Horton,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel present.
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LEGAL APPEALS MATTERS, CONSENT
With respect to the Legal Appeals Matters Consent Agenda, upon a single
motion of Ms. Yee, seconded by Ms. Steel and unanimously carried, Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel,
Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board made the following orders:
Alvin Wireless, Inc., 527727 (GH)
07/01/06 to 06/30/09, $166,882.06 Tax, $16,688.22 Negligence Penalty
Action:
Redetermine as recommended by the Appeals Division.
Bernie Chong, 564370 (GH)
04/01/04 to 06/30/08, $10,986.72 Penalty
Action:
Redetermine as recommended by the Appeals Division.
McKinney Griff., Inc., 607201 (CH)
01/01/07 to 06/30/11, $186,880.83 Tax, $18,688.13 Negligence Penalty
Action:
Redetermine as recommended by the Appeals Division.
Dhami JS Corporation, Inc., 781906 (STF)
July 30, 2013 Seizure Date, $99.00 Approximate Value
Action:
Determined that staff properly seized the tobacco products.
Roy’s Liquor & Market, Inc., 781908 (STF)
August 7, 2013 Seizure Date, $99.95 Approximate Value
Action:
Determined that staff properly seized the tobacco products.
Silverhawk, Inc., 781525 (STF)
June 25, 2013 Seizure Date, $47.00 Approximate Value
Action:
Determined that staff properly seized the tobacco products.
Patricia Anne E. Bailey and Louis Edward Snider, 781528 (STF)
July 11, 2013 Seizure Date, $2,339.00 Approximate Value
Action:
Determined that staff properly seized the tobacco products.
Monarch Consulting, Inc., 525103 (STF)
01/01/06 to 12/31/08, $37,382.00 Tax
Action:
Deny the petition for rehearing as recommended by the Appeals Division.
CORPORATE FRANCHISE AND PERSONAL INCOME TAX MATTERS, CONSENT
The Board deferred consideration of the following matter: Todd Bentley and Kate
Bentley, 593582.
With respect to the Corporate Franchise and Personal Income Tax Matters
Consent Agenda, upon a single motion of Ms. Steel, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously
carried, Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board made
the following orders:
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April Mottahedeh, 599752
2009, $1,337.00 Tax, $334.25 Late Filing Penalty
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Tony Aguilar, 738702
2008, $1,026.00 Assessment
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Scott Ambrose and Wendy Ambrose, 676541
2011, $300.00 Claim for Refund
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Christine Asnaran, 660078
2007, $557.00 Claim for Refund
2008, $67.00 Claim for Refund
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
William C. Burns and Linda Converse-Burns, 742213
2011, $863.31 Claim for Refund
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
California Creative Foods, Inc., 595861
2010, $19,375.13 Claim for Refund
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Manuel De La Torre, 739089
2009, $576.00 Tax, $115.20 Accuracy-Related Penalty
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Jonie B. Dodgens, 716520
2004, $1,024.00 Tax, $256.00 Late Filing Penalty
2005, $20,605.00 Tax, $5,151.25 Late Filing Penalty, $4,121.00 Accuracy-Related Penalty
2006, $22,770.00 Tax, $4,554.00 Late Filing Penalty, $4,554.00 Accuracy-Related Penalty
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Joseph D. Funkey and Susan L. Funkey, 577563
2005, $3,829.00 Assessment
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board as modified by its concessions on
appeal.
David Hauber, 711188
2010, $569.00 Claim for Refund
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
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Sheng-Yu Ko, 603614
2008, $3,986.00 Tax, $996.50 Late Filing Penalty
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Thomas A. Lee III, 610609
2007, $546.00 Assessment
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Billie Jo Ann Llenas, 717025
2010, $1,635.00 Assessment
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Albert H. MacKenzie and Hideko MacKenzie, 606115
2007, $1,105.00 Assessment
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board as modified by its concessions on
appeal.
Carole L. McKee-Livingston (Schnugg) and Mark T. Livingston, 427529
1998, $4,516.00 Tax, $1,097.67 Post Amnesty Penalty
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Gordon C. Merrick and Julie Nikcevich, 573097
2002, $93,833.00 Tax, $18,766.60 Accuracy-Related Penalty, $5,457.93 Proposed Post Amnesty
Penalty
2003, $147,817.00 Tax, $29,563.40 Accuracy-Related Penalty
Action:
Modify the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Christopher J. Nelson and Nancy L. Nelson, 613625
2004, $4,176.00 Assessment, $178.00 Late Filing Penalty
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board as modified by its concessions on
appeal.
Nestor Nieves and Lucy Nieves, 740002
2008, $56,809.00 Tax, $11,361.80 Accuracy-Related Penalty
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board as modified by its concessions.
Palm Springs Industrial Development, L. P., 673144
2009, $5,750.00 Claim for Refund
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Rachel Raasch, 738585
2008, $762.00 Assessment
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
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Michael Ramsey, 606120
2007, $1,437.00 Assessment
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Brandon W. Ricks, 625450
2006, $1,124.00 Assessment
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Lincoln L. Saul and Maureen E. Saul, 720758
2006, $6,400.00 Claim for Refund
2007, $6,095.00 Claim for Refund
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Joleen Soo, 713619
2007, $1,070.00 Assessment
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board as modified by its concessions.
Randy Stanley and Stephanie Stanley, 609454
2006, $3,506.00 Assessment
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board as modified by its concessions on
appeal.
The Soft Forge, Inc., 717054
2010, $216.00 Claim for Refund
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Alvin Tjong, 643681
2006, $553.77 Claim for Refund
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Top Vision Development, LLC, 704842
2010, $864.00 Claim for Refund
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Didier Tran, 722786
2008, $636.00 Assessment
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board as modified by its concessions on
appeal.
Bayani B. Villena and Thelma F. Villena, 611230
2006, $240.00 Claim for Refund
2007, $664.00 Claim for Refund
2008, $198.00 Claim for Refund
2009, $493.00 Claim for Refund
Action:
Sustain the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
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Todd Bentley and Kate Bentley, 593582
2004, $132,041.00 Assessment
2005, $206,508.00 Assessment
Action:
The Board took no action.
Greg Karraker, 620604
2008, $2,082.00 Assessment
Action:
Modify the Board’s order of October 29, 2013 to reduce the proposed assessment
from $2,082.00 to $130.00, as conceded by the Franchise Tax Board, and deny the petition for
rehearing.
Roslyn Kirk and Willis Kirk, 588344
2007, $840.00 Assessment
Action:
Deny the petition for rehearing.
Craig Norton, 693097
2010, $1,648.00 Assessment
Action:
Deny the petition for rehearing.
SALES AND USE TAX MATTERS, REDETERMINATIONS, RELIEF OF PENALTIES,
DENIALS OF CLAIMS FOR REFUND, AND, GRANT-ONE DAY INTEREST RELIEF,
CONSENT
With respect to the Sales and Use Tax Matters, Redeterminations, Relief of
Penalties, Denials of Claims for Refund, and, Grant-One Day Interest Relief, Consent Agenda,
upon a single motion of Ms. Yee, seconded by Ms. Steel and unanimously carried, Mr. Horton,
Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, Ms. Mandel not participating in
accordance with Government Code section 87105 in Cemex Construction Materials Pacific, LLC,
796175; the Board made the following orders:
Lithographix, Inc., 594527 (AS)
01/01/06 to 12/31/08, $938,069.64
Action:
Approve the redetermination as recommended by staff.
D’Anna Yacht Center, Inc., 627009 (CH)
10/01/08 to 03/31/11, $300,155.40
Action:
Approve the redetermination as recommended by staff.
TCK United Furniture, Inc., 592711 (KH)
07/01/06 to 06/30/09, $177,876.07
Action:
Approve the redetermination as recommended by staff.
Cabwest, LLC, 719315 (OH)
10/01/07 to 12/30/07, $122,897.00
Action:
Approve the redetermination as recommended by staff.
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Resonetics, Inc., 460706 (OH)
04/01/99 to 12/31/06, $208,551.41
Action:
Approve the redetermination as recommended by staff.
Gelson’s Markets, 796920 (AA)
07/01/13 to 09/30/13, $113,693.20
Action:
Approve the relief of penalty as recommended by staff.
Cemex Construction Materials Pacific, LLC, 796175 (OH)
10/01/13 to 12/31/13, $226,602.00
Action:
Approve the relief of penalty as recommended by staff. Ms. Mandel not
participating in accordance with Government Code section 87105.
KCI USA, Inc., 624009 (OH)
01/01/08 to 12/31/09, $80,065.48
Action:
Approve the denial of claim for refund as recommended by staff.
Union Pacific Railroad Company, 734429 (OH)
01/01/11 to 03/31/13, $115,692.10
Action:
Approve the denial of claim for refund as recommended by staff.
Cardinal Health 200, Inc., 554616 (OH)
01/01/05 to 09/30/11, $834,526.70
Action:
Approve the denial of claim for refund as recommended by staff.
Lloyd Curtis Chittock, 796907 (KH)
10/01/13 to 10/31/13, $43.52
Action:
Approve the one day interest relief as recommended by staff.
Lloyd Curtis Chittock, 796906 (KH)
10/01/13 to 10/31/13, $26.26
Action:
Approve the one day interest relief as recommended by staff.
SALES AND USE TAX MATTERS, CREDITS, CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS,
CONSENT
With respect to the Sales and Use Tax Matters, Credits, Cancellations and
Refunds, Consent Agenda, upon a single motion of Ms. Yee, seconded by Mr. Runner and
unanimously carried, Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes,
Ms. Mandel not participating in accordance with Government Code section 87105 in Buena Vista
International, Inc., 790242; the Board made the following orders:
Circuit City Stores West Coast, Inc., 809827 (OH)
01/01/06 to 03/31/09, $207,705.23
Action:
Approve the credit and cancellation as recommended by staff.
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Woodward Hrt, Inc., 484298 (AR)
01/01/06 to 03/31/09, $207,705.23
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
Henkels & Mc-Coy, Inc., 797521 (OH)
04/01/08 to 06/30/11, $108,528.09
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
KCI USA, Inc., 624009 (OH)
01/01/08 to 12/31/09, $869,934.52
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
Rush Truck Leasing, Inc., LSR, 611190 (UT)
07/29/09 to 07/29/09, $158,700.00
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
Coso Junction Store, Inc., 771277 (DF)
07/01/10 to 06/30/13, $146,454.06
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
Irvine Eurocars, LLC, 614406 (EA)
04/01/09 to 12/31/12, $175,353.78
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
Buena Park Eurocars, LLC, 614403 (EA)
04/01/09 to 12/31/12, $230,582.73
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
Long Beach Eurocars, LLC, 614408 (AA)
04/01/09 to 12/31/12, $233,046.10
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
DFS SPV, LLC, 745211 (OH)
04/01/07 to 03/31/10, $299,782.48
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
Union Pacific Railroad Company, 734429 (OH)
01/01/11 to 03/31/13, $2,126,755.90
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
Cardinal Health 200, Inc., 554616 (OH)
01/01/05 to 09/30/11, $1,951,025.44
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
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Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., 703784 (FH)
01/01/12 to 03/31/12, $273,765.00
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
S & R Architectural Metals, Inc., 786837 (EA)
07/01/09 to 06/30/12, $532,283.11
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
Kern Schools Federal Credit Union, 744162 (DF)
04/01/12 to 12/31/12, $118,405.00
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
TA Operating, LLC, 760078 (OH)
04/01/13 to 06/30/13, $514,453.00
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc., 735462 (OH)
04/01/12 to 06/30/13, $106,203.33
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff.
Buena Vista International, Inc., 790242 (OH)
01/01/10 to 06/30/10, $101,022.50
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff. Ms. Mandel not participating in
accordance with Government Code section 87105.
SPECIAL TAXES MATTERS, DENIALS OF CLAIMS FOR REFUND, CONSENT
With respect to the Special Taxes Matters, Denial of Claims for Refund, Consent
Agenda, upon a single motion of Ms. Yee, seconded by Ms. Mandel and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, Ms. Steel not participating in
accordance with Government Code section 87105, the Board made the following order:
ConocoPhillips Company, 720766 (STF)
01/01/06 to 12/31/08, $141,303.31
Action:
Approve the denial of claim for refund as recommended by staff.
SPECIAL TAXES MATTERS, CREDITS, CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS,
CONSENT
(Motion expunged.)
(Motion expunged.)
(Motion expunged.)
Upon motion of Ms. Yee, seconded by Mr. Runner and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board ordered that
its previous motions with respect to the Special Taxes Matters, Credits, Cancellations and
Refunds, Consent Agenda, be expunged.
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With respect to the Special Taxes Matters, Credits, Cancellations and Refunds,
Consent Agenda, upon a single motion of Ms. Yee, seconded by Mr. Runner and unanimously
carried, Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, Ms. Steel not
participating in accordance with Government Code section 87105 in ConocoPhillips Company,
710824; Ms. Mandel not participating in accordance with Government Code section 7.9 in
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, Co., 790106; and, Protective Life Insurance, Co., 790151;
the Board made the following orders:
Eagle Energy, Inc., 528233 (STF)
02/01/06 to 05/31/09, $1,672,932.35
Action:
Approve the credit and cancellation as recommended by staff.
ConocoPhillips Company, 710824 (STF)
01/01/06 to 12/31/08, $375,403.78
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff. Ms. Steel not participating in
accordance with Government Code section 87105.
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, Co., 790106 (STF)
01/01/12 to 12/31/12, $768,668.00
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff. Ms. Mandel not participating in
accordance with Government Code section 7.9.
Protective Life Insurance, Co., 790151 (STF)
01/01/12 to 12/31/12, $1,175,000.00
Action:
Approve the refund as recommended by staff. Ms. Mandel not participating in
accordance with Government Code section 7.9.
LEGAL APPEALS MATTERS, ADJUDICATORY
General Industrial Tool & Supply, 281207 (AC)
01/01/00 to 12/31/02, $7,105.38 Tax
Considered by the Board: October 31, 2013
Contribution Disclosures pursuant to Government Code section 15626: None were disclosed.
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Runner, seconded by Ms. Steel and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board ordered that
the petition be redetermined as recommended by the Appeals Division.
CORPORATE FRANCHISE AND PERSONAL INCOME TAX MATTERS,
ADJUDICATORY
Affina Soft, LLC, 609944
2009, $800.00 Tax, $188.00 Late Payment Penalty, $200.00 Notice and Demand Penalty,
$100.00 Late Filing Penalty, $88.00 Filing Enforcement Fee
Considered by the Board: October 29, 2013
Contribution Disclosures pursuant to Government Code section 15626: None were disclosed.
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Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Steel, seconded by Mr. Runner and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board adopted a
decision sustaining the action of the Franchise Tax Board as modified by its concessions.
Tonja M. Jarrell, 571357
2005, $682.16 Assessment
2006, $5,486.73 Assessment
Considered by the Board: August 13, 2013
Contribution Disclosures pursuant to Government Code section 15626: None were disclosed.
Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Steel, seconded by Mr. Runner and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board adopted a
decision modifying the action of the Franchise Tax Board.
Gaddam Reddy and Preetha Reddy, 623814
2005, $8,595.00 Claim for Refund
Considered by the Board: February 25, 2014
Contribution Disclosures pursuant to Government Code section 15626: None were disclosed.
Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Steel, seconded by Mr. Runner and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board adopted a
decision sustaining the action of the Franchise Tax Board
TAX PROGRAM NONAPPEARANCE MATTERS NOT SUBJECT TO CONTRIBUTION
DISCLOSURE STATUTE
PROPERTY TAX MATTERS
Audits
Kerman Telephone Co. (246)
2010, $200,000.00 Escaped Assessment, $20,000.00 Penalties, $66,000.00 In-lieu Interest
2012, $1,000,000.00 Excessive Assessment
2013, $600,000.00 Excessive Assessment
Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Steel, seconded by Mr. Runner and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee and Mr. Runner voting yes, Ms. Mandel not participating in
accordance with Government Code section 7.9, the Board adopted the audit adjustments as
recommended by staff.
Nationwide Telecom, Inc. (8026)
2010, $45,000.00 Escaped Assessment, $4,500.00 Penalties, $14,850.00 In-lieu Interest
2011, $22,000.00 Escaped Assessment, $2,200.00 Penalties, $5,280.00 In-lieu Interest
2012, $4,000.00 Escaped Assessment, $400.00 Penalties, $600.00 In-lieu Interest
2013, $28,000.00 Escaped Assessment, $2,800.00 Penalties, $1,680.00 In-lieu Interest
Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Steel, seconded by Mr. Runner and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee and Mr. Runner voting yes, Ms. Mandel not participating in
accordance with Government Code section 7.9, the Board adopted the audit adjustments as
recommended by staff.
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Callcatchers, Inc. (8113)
2010, $616,000.00 Escaped Assessment, $61,600.00 Penalties, $203,280.00 In-lieu Interest
2011, $94,000.00 Escaped Assessment, $9,400.00 Penalties, $22,560.00 In-lieu Interest
2012, $502,000.00 Escaped Assessment, $50,200.00 Penalties, $75,300.00 In-lieu Interest
2013, $329,000.00 Escaped Assessment, $32,900.00 Penalties, $19,740.00 In-lieu Interest
Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Steel, seconded by Mr. Runner and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee and Mr. Runner voting yes, Ms. Mandel not participating in
accordance with Government Code section 7.9, the Board adopted the audit adjustments as
recommended by staff.
IntelePeer, Inc. (8118)
2010, $570,000.00 Excessive Assessment
2011, $350,000.00 Excessive Assessment
2012, $180,000.00 Excessive Assessment
Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Steel, seconded by Mr. Runner and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee and Mr. Runner voting yes, Ms. Mandel not participating in
accordance with Government Code section 7.9, the Board adopted the audit adjustments as
recommended by staff.
Unitary Land Escaped Assessments
AT&T Mobility, LLC (2606)
2010 to 2013, $2,680,908.00 Unitary Land Escaped Assessment
Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Steel, seconded by Mr. Runner and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee and Mr. Runner voting yes, Ms. Mandel not participating in
accordance with Government Code section 7.9, the Board adopted the unitary land escaped
assessment as recommended by staff.
Board Roll Changes
2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 State-Assessed Property Rolls
Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Steel, seconded by Mr. Runner and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee and Mr. Runner voting yes, Ms. Mandel not participating in
accordance with Government Code section 7.9, the Board approved corrections to the 2010,
2011, 2012 and 2013 Board Rolls of State-Assessed Property as recommended by staff
(Exhibit 5.8).
OFFER-IN-COMPROMISE RECOMMENDATION
Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Steel, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board approved the
Offer in Compromise Recommendations of Ali Altafi; Mary Teresa Autera; Amarjit Kaur
Badesha; Jasvir Badesha; Luis Galo Biondi; Jesus Casillas, Jr.; Steven Michael Chack; Cynthia
Diane Kiddoo; Soo Lei Choi; Barbara E. Conklin; Juanito Dakis; Alfredo DiNunzio; CMR Day
Spa, LLC; Alfredo, LLC; Di Roma, LLC; Malek Karch; Boris Khodzhoyan; Camie Lynn Peachy;
Robert Brooks Peterson; Victor Castillo Ruiz; Maria Adela Ruiz; Randal Torres; and, Westcoast
Powercats, Inc.; as recommended by staff.
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CHIEF COUNSEL MATTERS
RULEMAKING
Section 100 Changes
Sales and Use Tax Regulation 1802, Place of Sale and Use for Purposes of
Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Taxes
Bradley Heller, Tax Counsel, Tax and Fee Programs Division, Legal Department,
made introductory remarks regarding staff’s request for authorization to make Rule 100 changes
to update cross references in Regulation 1802 to make the regulation consistent with 2012
amendments to Regulation 1684 (Exhibit 5.9).
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Runner, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board approved
authorization to make Rule 100 changes to Regulation 1802 as recommended by staff.
ADMINISTRATIVE SESSION
ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS, CONSENT
With respect to the Administrative Matters, Consent Agenda, upon a single
motion of Ms. Mandel, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried, Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel,
Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board made the following orders:
Action:
Adopt the following resolutions, extending its sincere and grateful appreciation
to the retirees for their dedicated service to the State Board of Equalization and to the State of
California, their congratulations on each retiree's well-earned retirement, and best wishes to them
and their families for continued success, happiness and good health in the years to come
(Exhibit 5.10).
John Huk, Business Taxes Administrator III, San Francisco Office
Nancy Pin-Pin Li, Associate Tax Auditor, San Jose Office
Action:
Approve the Board Meeting Minutes of April 22, 2014.
Action:
Approve proposed revisions to the Compliance Policy and Procedures Manual
Chapter 5, Returns (Exhibit 5.11).
Action:
Adopted the property tax forms as presented by staff except form BOE-571-W
(Exhibit 5.12).
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ADOPTION OF BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS AND APPROVAL OF COMMITTEE ACTIONS
Legislative Committee – May 22, 2014
Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Mandel, seconded by Ms. Steel and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board approved the
Legislative Committee report and the actions therein (Exhibit 5.13).
Business Taxes Committee – April 22, 2014
Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Yee, seconded by Mr. Runner and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board approved the
Business Taxes Committee report and the actions therein (Exhibit 5.14).
Business Taxes Committee – May 22, 2014
Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Mandel, seconded by Mr. Runner and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board approved the
Business Taxes Committee report and the actions therein (Exhibit 5.15).
Property Tax Committee – May 22, 2014
Action:
Upon motion of Ms. Mandel, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board approved the
Property Tax Committee report and the actions therein (Exhibit 5.16).
OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS
Executive Director’s Report
Cynthia Bridges, Executive Director, provided a report regarding time extensions
to Del Norte, El Dorado, Lake, Mariposa, Modoc, Tehama, Trinity and Yuba Counties to
complete and submit the 2014/15 Local Assessment Roll, pursuant to Revenue and Taxation
Code section 155 (Exhibit 5.17).
Eric Steen, CROS Project Director, provided a report regarding the progress on
the CROS project to replace BOE’s two current tax legacy technology systems.
Sales and Use Tax Deputy Director’s Report
Jeff McGuire, Deputy Director, Sales and Use Tax Department, provided an
update regarding the Sales and Use Tax Department’s security deposit release process
(Exhibit 5.18).
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Property and Special Taxes Deputy Director’s Report
David Gau, Deputy Director, Property and Special Taxes Department, made
introductory remarks regarding staff’s recommendation for the 4-R Act Equalization Ratio for
2014/15 to ensure that rail transportation property is assessed at the same percentage of market
value as all other commercial/ industrial property (Exhibit 5.19).
Action:
Upon motion of Mr. Runner, seconded by Ms. Yee and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board set the 4-R
Act Equalization Ratio at 76.38 percent for 2014/15 as recommended by staff.
FINAL ACTION ON SALES AND USE TAX APPEALS HEARINGS HELD
MAY 22, 2014
James J. Barbera, Jr., 526563, 526564, 526565 (BH)
Final Action: Upon motion of Ms. Steel, seconded by Mr. Runner and unanimously carried,
Mr. Horton, Ms. Steel, Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, the Board ordered that
the negligence penalty be deleted, and that the petition otherwise be redetermined as
recommended by the Appeals Division.
GEO G2 Solutions, Inc., 563641 (UT)
Final Action: Upon motion of Ms. Mandel, seconded by Ms. Yee and duly carried, Mr. Horton,
Ms. Yee, Mr. Runner and Ms. Mandel voting yes, Ms. Steel voting no, the Board ordered that the
petition be redetermined as recommended by the Appeals Division.
Mr. Horton made complimentary remarks regarding the awards, and thanked the
staff for their hard work.
The Board adjourned at 5:35 p.m.
The foregoing minutes are adopted by the Board on June 24, 2014.
Note: The following matters were removed from the calendar prior to the meeting: Joseph W.
Valva and Marilyn K. Valva, 719017; Graeme Kling and Lora Kling, 612775; Hukilau San
Francisco, LLC, 533841; SC Brokers, Inc., 600519; Customer Service and Administrative
Efficiency Committee Report; and, Administration Deputy Director’s Report - Expanding
Government Services.
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