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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
SEN. GEORGE RUNNER (Ret.)
First District, Lancaster
450 N STREET, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
PO BOX 942879, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 94279-0080
(916) 322-2270 • FAX (916) 324-3984
www.boe.ca.gov
FIONA MA, CPA
Second District, San Francisco
JEROME E. HORTON
Third District, Los Angeles County
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
450 N Street, Room 121, Sacramento
DIANE L. HARKEY
Fourth District, Orange County
BETTY T. YEE
State Controller
______
PRELIMINARY RECORD OF BOARD ACTIONS
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
CYNTHIA BRIDGES
Executive Director
The following is a preliminary record of Board actions taken at the July 28, 2015, Board
Meeting. This is not an official record and is subject to correction or modification. The
official record of the Board’s actions is the minutes of the Board, which will be adopted
at a subsequent meeting.
The Board's decision reflects only the issues resolved by the Board at the meeting.
Issues resolved prior to the meeting are not reflected in this document.
If you would like specific information regarding items on this Preliminary Record of
Board Action, please telephone Claudia (Madrigal) Lopez at 916-322-1931 or e-mail:
[email protected] Please be advised that material containing confidential
taxpayer information cannot be publicly disclosed.
Board Committee Meetings—Please see Page 10, O., Adoption of Board Committee
Reports and Approval of Committee Actions, for voting results.
Board Meeting
Special Presentations
 Report on Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
Participation by BOE Employees.
 California Department of Technology (CalTech) Oversight -Centralized Revenue Opportunity (CROS) Project
•
•
A.
Carlos Ramos, Director/State CIO, CalTech
Rebecca Stilling, Deputy Director IT Project Oversight Division, CalTech
Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Assistance Appeals Hearings
There are no items for this matter.
Page 1 of 11
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
B.
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
Corporate Franchise and Personal Income Tax Appeals Hearings
B1. Thomas L. Wilson, 780908
DECISION
Taxpayer’s appeal denied.
The Board imposed a $200.00
frivolous appeal penalty.
B2.
The Board imposed a $5,000.00
frivolous appeal penalty.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Robert E. Valdez and Judy M. Valdez, 819052
DECISION
Taxpayer’s appeal granted.
B4.
BOARD VOTE
Clovus M. Sykes, 817237
DECISION
Taxpayer’s appeal denied.
B3.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Eddie Marie Harbin, 827668
There are no items for the following matters:
C.
Sales and Use Tax Appeals Hearing
D.
Special Taxes Appeals Hearings
E.
Property Tax Appeals Hearings
F.
Public Hearings
G.
Tax Program Nonappearance Matters – Consent
G1.
Legal Appeals Matters
DECISION
Approved staff recommendations.
No final determination on
sub-item 11.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page 2 of 11
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
 Hearing Notice Sent – No Response
1. Alibris, 609518 (CH)
2a. Chef De Cuisine Catering, Inc., 716720 (BH)
2b. Chef De Cuisine Catering, LLC, 609690 (BH)
3. Lucy’s Tamale Factory, Inc., 556410 (GH)
4. McKinney Griff., Inc., 426234, 434298 (CH)
5. Consuelo Olivera, 527216 (DF)
6a. Desiree Madden, 732614 (STF)
6b. Desiree Madden, 732616 (STF)
 Hearing Notice Sent – Appearance Waived
7. Ascona Pizza Company, Inc., 547773 (CH)
8
Quinsey Kawasaki, Inc., 507429 (FH)
 Petitions for Release of Seized Property
9. Desert Rose Bar and Lounge, Inc., 867921 (STF)
10. Gasquet Market, LLC, 867920 (STF)
11. Duong Family Investment, Inc., 867934 (STF)
12. Ultimate Star, Inc., 867050 (STF)
G2.
Franchise and Income Tax Matters
DECISION
Approved staff recommendations.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 Hearing Notice Sent – No Response
1. Neville Bothwell and Ila Bothwell, 838800
2. Salem Eloudi and Saba Alaoudi, 812225
3. Viet H. Nguyen, 799155
4. James K. Truhe, 561535
 Decisions
5. Nazar J. Benny and Raida T. Benny, 742227
6. Richard Cavanagh and Cheryl Cavanagh, 745171
7. Richard J. Fels and Tracy E. Fels, 800221
8. Forterra, Inc., 839865
9. Kenneth J. Frank and Judy A. Frank, 612480
10. Negisti Hintsa Girmay, 774398
11. Trent Harrloe, 796713
12. Richard I. Hastings, 625180
13. Curtiss Hayden III and Rosamaria Hayden, 693102
14. Daniel Jones and Kathleen Jones, 814039
15. Denis L. Jost, 796313
16. Garth Donald Mooney, 791903
17. Rosanne Rabito, 769915
18. Thomas A. Sanchez, Jr. and Lisa M. Sanchez, 798783
19. Carole Sanderson, 844673
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
20. Louis Schwartz, 838656
21. Greg Siebert, 804624
22. Jack Slevkoff, 811119
23. Milton Smith, Jr., 743531
24. Andrea M. Stauber, 789453
25. Mar C. Tano and Amelita T. Tano, 791854
26. The MYTA Corporation, 824316
 Petitions for Rehearing
27. Garrett J. Zelen, 800216
G3.
Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Assistance Matters
There are no items for this matter.
G4.
Sales and Use Taxes Matters
DECISION
Approved staff recommendations.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 Redeterminations
1. Benihana National Corp., 724082 (OH)
2. August L. Shubel, 469241 (KH)
3. Soft Computer Consultants, 850045 (OH)
4. Hallelujah Junction Market, Inc., 450765 (KH)
5. JPC Foods, Inc., 779746 (DF)
6. BASF Catalysts, LLC, 715578 (CH)
 Relief of Penalty/Interest
7. Disney Store USA, LLC, 868237 (OH)
 Denials of Claims for Refund
8. Famsa, Inc., 852233 (OH)
9. L-1 Secure Credentialing, Inc., 774770 (OH)
10. GHH Ministries, 848084 (EH)
 Grant – One Day Interest Relief
11. The Walter Family Partnership, 868240 (EH)
12. Magnussen’s Fremont Imports, Inc., 868238 (CH)
13. Ply Gem Pacific Windows Corp., 868246 (OH)
14. Conergy, Inc., 868248 (OH)
15. Black Bear Diner-Sac Natomas LP, 868249 (KH)
16. Rejuvenation, Inc., 868239 (OH)
17. Henley Pacific LA, LLC, 868241 (OH)
18. ANM Sales, Inc., 868250 (CH)
19. Luxury Motors of Bay Area, LLC, 868247 (CH)
Page 4 of 11
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
G5.
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
Sales and Use Taxes Matters – Credits, Cancellations, and Refunds
DECISION
Approved staff recommendations.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 Credits and Cancellations
1. Jason Allen Riley, 809510 (EH)
2. Richard Pekarske, 849637 (EH)
3. PD Financial Corp., 868409 (AS)
4. Orange County Restaurant Group, LLC, 867649 (EA)
 Refunds
5. The Golden 1 Credit Union, 861509 (KH)
6. KHS USA, Inc., 864991 (OH)
7. West Hills Hospital, 594115 (AR)
8. Chevrolet Motor Division, 866165 (OH)
9. UPS Oasis Supply Corp., 843543 (OH)
10. Valero Refining Company-CA, 868849 (OH)
11. Siemens Industry, Inc., 715550 (OH)
12. Famsa, Inc., 852233 (OH)
13. I2 Technologies US, Inc., 727462 (OH)
14. Pitney-Bowes, Inc., 864217 (OH)
15. American Airlines, Inc., 362784 (OH)
16. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, 813162 (OH)
17. Forescout Technologies, Inc., 848554 (GH)
18. Lobel Financial Corporation, 862168 (EA)
19. Nextel Systems Corp., 804727 (OH)
20. L-1 Secure Credentialing, Inc., 774770 (OH)
21. Super Micro Computer, Inc., 851231 (GH)
22. Metroplex Theatres, LLC, 851338 (AS)
23. Vidsys, Inc., 774002 (OH)
24. CRI Catalyst Company LP, 815886 (OH)
25. Centurylink Communications, LLC, 841720 (OH)
26. Everyday Communications, Corp., 869083 (FH)
27. Trojan Energy Systems, Inc., 733590 (OH)
28. Carfinance Capital, LLC, 862267 (EA)
G6.
Special Taxes Matters
There are no items for this matter.
Page 5 of 11
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
G7.
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
Special Taxes Matters – Credits, Cancellations, and Refunds
DECISION
Approved staff recommendations.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes – except not participating
in sub-items 3 and 4
 Credits and Cancellations
1. California Income Fund, LTD, 625767 (STF)
 Refunds
2. Central Valley Gas Storage, L.L.C., 844621 (STF)
3. Nationwide Life Insurance Company, 856228 (STF) ‘CF’
4. Amco Insurance Company, 856229 (STF) ‘CF’
G8.
Property Tax Matters
DECISION
Approved staff recommendation.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Not participating
 Petition for Reassessment of Escape Assessment
1. Callcatchers, Inc., 839867 (8113) ‘CF’
There are no items for the following matters:
G9. Cigarette License Fee Matters
G10. Legal Appeals Property Tax Matters
H.
Tax Program Nonappearance Matters – Adjudicatory
H1.
Legal Appeals Matters
There are no items for this matter.
Page 6 of 11
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
H2.
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
Franchise and Income Tax Matters
 Decisions
1. Fox Meadows Software, LTD., 739078
DECISION
Taxpayer’s appeal partially
granted/denied.
2.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Florence D. Vinluan, 796078
DECISION
Taxpayer’s appeal denied.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 Petition for Rehearing
3. Paula Trust, 759422
DECISION
Taxpayer’s petition for rehearing
granted.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
There are no items for the following matters:
H3. Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Assistance Matters
H4. Sales and Use Taxes Matters
H5. Sales and Use Taxes Matters – Credits, Cancellations, and Refunds
H6. Special Taxes Matters
H7. Special Taxes Matters – Credits, Cancellations, and Refunds
H8. Property Tax Matters
H9. Cigarette License Fee Matters
H10. Legal Appeals Property Tax Matters
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
I.
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
Tax Program Nonappearance Matters
I1.
Property Taxes Matters
DECISION
Approved staff recommendations.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Not participating
 Board Roll Changes
1. 2012, 2013 and 2014 Board Rolls of State-Assessed Property ‘CF’
I2.
Offer in Compromise Recommendations
DECISION
Approved staff recommendations.
1.
2a.
2b.
3a.
3b.
4.
5.
6a.
6b.
7a.
7b.
7c.
8.
9.
10.
I3.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sang S. Choi
Raul Cosio, Jr.
Ana Lidia Cosio
Deco Brass, Inc.
Mark Allan Levy
Franz Dorninger
Olavo Georgem Dourado
Paul Hernandez
Imtrek Corporation
Mary Ann Lynn Pagliaro
Glenn Allen Thompson
Gator Fresh Start, Inc.
Sabzin, Inc.
Jerry Mousa Safar
Hasan Burak Terzioglu
Local Tax Reallocation Matters
There are no items for this matter.
Chief Counsel Matters
There are no items for the following matters:
J.
Rulemaking
K.
Business Taxes
L.
Property Taxes
Page 8 of 11
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
M.
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
Other Chief Counsel Matters
M1. Delegation of Authority to Deputy Director, Sales and Use Tax Department–
Relief from Liability – Tax, Interest, and Penalties
DECISION
Approved staff recommendation.
M2.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Delegation of Authority to Deputy Director, Special Taxes and Fees Department–
Relief from Liability – Tax or Fee, Interest, and Penalties
DECISION
Approved staff recommendation.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administrative Session
N.
Consent Agenda
DECISION
Approved staff recommendations.
N1.
N2.
N3.
N4.
N5.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Retirement Resolutions
• Riad Alard
• Easter Jang
• Connie Madrosen
• Chris Mejia
• Carol Reisinger
• Carrie Sundahl
Approval of Board Meeting Minutes
• June 23-25, 2015
Proposed revisions to Audit Manual (AM) Chapter 4, General Audit
Procedures, and, Audit Manual (AM) Chapter 6, Vehicle, Vessel, and
Aircraft Dealers
Proposed revisions to Compliance Policy and Procedures Manual (CPPM)
Chapter 2, Registration
Proposed revisions to Compliance Policy and Procedures Manual (CPPM)
Chapter 7, Collections
Page 9 of 11
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
O.
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
Adoption of Board Committee Reports and Approval of Committee Actions
O1. Legislative Committee
DECISION
Adopted committee report and
approved the actions therein as
reflected by the committee
members’ votes.
For details see:
www.boe.ca.gov/legdiv/legmeeting
s15.htm
O2.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Business Taxes Committee
DECISION
Adopted committee report and
approved the actions therein as
reflected by the committee
members’ votes.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
For details see:
www.boe.ca.gov/meetings/btc2015 Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
.htm
P.
BOARD VOTE
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other Administrative Matters
P1.
Executive Director’s Report
1.
Report on time extensions to Del Norte, Imperial, Napa and
San Benito counties to complete and submit 2015/16 Local
Assessment Roll, pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code
section 155.
2.
CROS Project Update and Actions
There are no items for the following matters:
P2. Chief Counsel Report
P3. Sales and Use Tax Deputy Director’s Report
P4.
Property Taxes Deputy Director’s Report
1.
2015/16 Private Railroad Car Tax Rate ‘CF’
2.
Adoption of the 2015 Private Railroad Car Roll ‘CF’
DECISION
Approved staff recommendation.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Not participating
Page 10 of 11
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
3.
TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
Adoption of the 2015 State-Assessed Property Roll ‘CF’
DECISION
Approved staff recommendation.
MEMBER
Mr. Horton
Ms. Harkey
Mr. Runner
Ms. Ma
Ms. Yee/ Ms. Stowers
BOARD VOTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Not participating
There are no items for the following matters:
P5. Administration Deputy Director’s Report
P6. Technology Deputy Director’s Report
P7. External Affairs Deputy Director’s Report
Q.
Closed Session
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