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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
BETTY T. YEE
First District, San Francisco
450 N STREET, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
PO BOX 942879, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 94279-0080
916-322-2270 • FAX 916-324-3984
BILL LEONARD
Second District, Ontario/Sacramento
MICHELLE STEEL
Third District, Rolling Hills Estates
www.boe.ca.gov
JUDY CHU, Ph.D.
Fourth District, Los Angeles
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
5901 Green Valley Circle, Room 207, Culver City
October 2-4, 2007
JOHN CHIANG
State Controller
RAMON J. HIRSIG
Executive Director
PRELIMINARY RECORD OF BOARD ACTION
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
The following is a preliminary record of Board actions taken at the October 2, 2007 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
Rose
Smith
at
(916) 323-9656
or
e-mail:
Please be advised that material containing confidential
[email protected]
taxpayer information cannot be publicly disclosed.
BOARD MEETING
ORAL HEARINGS
A.
Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Assistance Hearings
There were no items for this matter.
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
B.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
Corporate Franchise and Personal Income Tax Hearings
B1.
Domingo Chavez, Jr., 378262
MEMBER
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Appeal Denied
B2.
Taxpayer’s Appeal Denied
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
No
Ms. Steel
No
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Michael Edward Farrell and Christine Marie Farrell, 268382
DECISION
Taxpayers’ Appeal Denied
B4.
Ms. Yee
Donna Yarnovich, 345641
DECISION
B3.
BOARD VOTE
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Kenneth Schweit, 342024 – APPEARANCE WAIVED
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Appeal Denied
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Page 2 of 22
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
B5.
David H. Ward, 379737
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Appeal Denied
B6.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
No
Ms. Steel
No
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Hseintai Meng and Shauming Mong, 333224
DECISION
Taxpayers’ Appeal Partially
Granted/Denied
Board ordered that the
common stock be valued at
80 cents per share.
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
B7a. Leonard J. Saubel, 352452, 379738
B7b. Lonae J. Saubel, 355613
B7c. Leila J. Saubel, 355681
DECISION
Taxpayers’ Appeals Granted
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
No
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
No
Page 3 of 22
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
B8.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
Daniel V, Inc., 342609
DECISION
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
No Final Board Determination
Ms. Yee
Yes
Taxpayer granted 30 days to
submit post hearing
documentation, the Franchise
Tax Board 30 days to respond,
and the Appeals Division
30 days to provide its
recommendation to the Board.
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
B9.
Berendo, Inc., 384277
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Appeal Denied
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
B10. Kent Fitch and Katherine Fitch, 328497 – APPEARANCE WAIVED
DECISION
Taxpayers’ Appeal Denied
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Page 4 of 22
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
G.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
Tax Program Nonappearance Matters – Consent
G1 Legal Appeals Matters
DECISION
Approved Staff
Recommendations
No Final Determination on
sub-item 1
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
¾ Hearing Notice Sent – No Response
1. Thomas D. Thomas, 315849 (UT)
2. Patricia Golden, 343757 (AA)
3. Bradford H. Sachs, 260796 (EAA)
4. Matthew Aloysius Valentine, 249941 (EH)
¾ Hearing Notice Sent – Appearance Waived
5. Larry Wahl and Patricia J. Wahl, 268395 (MT)
6. Jales A. Mello, 269575 (EH)
7. Artest Corporation, 301725, 301726, 301728, 301729, 301731,
301732, 301733, 301735, 334953, 339732, 339735, 339736,
346954, 356096, 356097, 356098 (GH)
¾ Petition for Release of Seized Property
8. San Mateo Links Corporation, 405480 (ET)
G2 Franchise and Income Tax Matters
DECISION
Approved Staff
Recommendations
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
¾ Decisions
1. Phil Blat, 359601
2. Harold Leonard Kuder, Jr., 362625
3. Michael S. Stele and Emma V. Stele, 358661
4. Albert W. Yeung, 360336
¾ Petitions for Rehearing
5. Jose Alvarez, Jr., 342600
6. Butch Berry, 344963
7. David Klein, 316299, 342006
8. Joel Kreiner and Stella Kreiner, 340869
9. Margaret L. Rogers, 330576, 331883, 332659
Page 5 of 22
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
G3 Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Assistance Matters
DECISION
Approved Staff
Recommendations
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
¾ Decisions
1. Felicidad E. Ayeras, 379517
2. Jicai Chen, 379288
3. Jimmy L. Conley, 387625
4. Ernesto S. Cortes, 380024
5. Mary G. Domen, 378261
6. Rakhil Goldberg, 379924
7. Albert Hawkins, 378175
8. Hyngil Kim, 374503
9. Carolyn Kincaid, 380513
10. Yan-Qun Liang, 374157
11. Lien B. Nguyen, 373057
12. Vitaliy Tsverov, 378187
13. Deming Wen, 372919
14. Xiu Ying Ye, 378572
G4 Sales and Use Taxes Matters
DECISION
Approved Staff
Recommendations
No Final Determination on
sub-items 2 and 4
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
¾ Redeterminations
1. Catalina Channel Express, Inc., 355256 (EAB)
2. Michael P. Rogers, 314398 (CH)
3. Shell Oil Company, 288839 (OHC)
¾ Relief of Penalty/Interest
4. Christies, Inc., 404723 (OHB)
5. Hanson Aggregates. Pacific Southwest, Inc., 405962 (OHC)
6. Nextel Systems Corporation, 405963 (OHB)
Page 6 of 22
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
¾ Denials of Claims for Refund
7. Huntsman Advance Materials Americas, Inc., 349730 (AS)
8. CB Mill, Inc., 312199 (BH)
9. Rancho Santa Fe Thrift & Loan, 305283 (FHB)
G5 Sales and Use Taxes Matters – Credits, Cancellations, and Refunds
DECISION
Approved Staff
Recommendations
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes – except not participating
in sub-items 11 and 15
¾ Credits and Cancellations
1. Accent Bath Remodeling, 406678 (AS)
¾ Refunds
2. Lamps Plus, Inc., 401685 (AC)
3. Advance Business Graphics, 341259 (EH)
4. Nissan North America, Inc., 380206 (AS)
5. Visa U.S.A., Inc., 379212 (BH)
6. Serb Systems, Inc., 400804 (CH)
7. Stater Brothers Markets, Inc., 406921 (EH)
8. Stanford University Hospital, 332029 (GH)
9. KHS a Division of Klochner KHS, 398834 (OHA)
10. Dang Vu, Inc., 405574 (EA)
11. Wells Fargo Service Company, 330484 (BH)
12. C.R. Bard, Inc., 202145 (OHB)
13. NCR Corporation, 373868 (OHA)
14. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 271116 (AS)
15. Frito-Lay North America, Inc. 376797 (OHC)
16. Mobile Systems Wireless, Inc., 405235 (FHB)
17. Rancho Santa Fe Thrift & Loan, 305283 (FHB)
18. Questek, Inc., 383890 (GH)
19. John A. Roush, 379583 (KHO)
20. Fosber America, Inc., 398880 (OH)
There were no items for the following matters:
G6 Special Taxes Matters
G7 Special Taxes Matters, Credits Cancellations and Refunds
G8 Property Tax Matters
G9 Cigarette License Fee Matters
G10 Legal Appeals Property Tax Matters
Page 7 of 22
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
H.
Tax Program Nonappearance Matters – Adjudicatory
There were no items for this matter.
I.
Tax Program Nonappearance Matters
There were no items for the following matters:
I1 Property Taxes Matters
I2 Offers-in-Compromise Recommendations
BOARD MEETING RECONVENES AT 1:30 P.M.*
ORAL HEARINGS
B.
Corporate Franchise and Personal Income Tax Hearings
B11a. Yolanda King Family Trust, 357825
B11b. Mary L. Tunney Junior Trust, 357829
DECISION
Taxpayers’ Appeals Granted
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
No
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
No
B12. Paul L. Mickelsen and Patricia A. Mickelsen, 343108
DECISION
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Taxpayers’ Appeal Denied
Ms. Yee
Yes
Formal Opinion to be drafted
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Page 8 of 22
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
B13. Karen J. Hodsdon, 383402
DECISION
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Taxpayer’s Appeal Denied
Ms. Yee
Yes
A $2,500.00 frivolous appeal
penalty was ordered.
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
B14. Mark Morgan, 378779
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Appeal Denied
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
B15. Victor Roy, 307162, 341901
DECISION
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Taxpayer’s Appeals Denied
Ms. Yee
Yes
A $5,000.00 frivolous appeal
penalty was ordered.
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
B16. Jimmy Lui, 374768, 378419, 383325
DECISION
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Taxpayer’s Appeals Denied
Ms. Yee
Yes
A $500.00 frivolous appeal
penalty was ordered for each
year on appeal.
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Page 9 of 22
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
B17. Patrick E. Galvin, 377389 – NO APPEARANCE
DECISION
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Taxpayer’s Appeal Denied
Ms. Yee
Yes
A $2,500.00 frivolous appeal
penalty was ordered.
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
C.
Sales and Use Tax Appeals Hearings
These items were scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, October 3-4, 2007.
D.
Special Taxes Appeals Hearings
These items were scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, October 3-4, 2007.
E.
Property Tax Appeals Hearings
There were no items for this matter.
CHIEF COUNSEL MATTERS
There were no items for the following matters:
J.
Rulemaking
K.
Business Taxes
L.
Property Taxes
M.
Other Chief Counsel Matters
ADMINISTRATIVE SESSION
There were no items for the following matters:
N.
Consent Agenda
O.
Approval of Board Committee Meeting Minutes
P.
Other Administrative Matters
Q.
Closed Session
ADJOURN
Page 10 of 22
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
450 N STREET, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
PO BOX 942879, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 94279-0080
916-322-2270 • FAX 916-324-3984
BETTY T. YEE
First District, San Francisco
BILL LEONARD
Second District, Ontario/Sacramento
MICHELLE STEEL
Third District, Rolling Hills Estates
www.boe.ca.gov
JUDY CHU, Ph.D.
Fourth District, Los Angeles
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
5901 Green Valley Circle, Room 207, Culver City
October 2-4, 2007
JOHN CHIANG
State Controller
RAMON J. HIRSIG
Executive Director
PRELIMINARY RECORD OF BOARD ACTION
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
The following is a preliminary record of Board actions taken at the October 3, 2007 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
Rose
Smith
at
(916) 323-9656
or
e-mail:
Please be advised that material containing confidential
[email protected]
taxpayer information cannot be publicly disclosed.
BOARD MEETING
ORAL HEARINGS
A.
Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Assistance Hearings
There were no items for this matter.
B.
Corporate Franchise and Personal Income Tax Hearings
These items were scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, 2007.
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
C.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
Sales and Use Tax Appeals Hearings
C1.
General Petroleum, Corporation, fka, G.P. Resources, Inc., 262777 (AA) –
APPEARANCE WAIVED
DECISION
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Taxpayer’s Petition Denied
Ms. Yee
Yes
Approved Staff
Recommendation
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
C2.
Frederick Joe Miller, 266145 (EA)
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Petition Denied
C3.
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Rodney Benn Productions, Inc., 294607 (UT)
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Petition Denied
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Page 12 of 22
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
C4.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
Alex K. Soliman, Inc., 297064, 317007 (EH)
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Petitions Denied
C5.
MEMBER
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Troy A. Richardson, 346909 (FH)
MEMBER
DECISION
Taxpayer’s petition granted as
to Issue 1 only and denied as
to the remainder.
C6.
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
No
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
No
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Rishi, Inc., 287281 (AA)
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Petition Partially
Granted/Denied
Approved staff’s revised
recommendation
C7.
BOARD VOTE
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
No
Ms. Steel
No
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Sandy Ann Oneal Kane, 308481 (GH)
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Petition Partially
Granted/Denied
Delete penalties, otherwise
approved staff’s revised
recommendation
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
No
Ms. Steel
No
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Page 13 of 22
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
C8.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
Digby Industries, Inc., 239664 (EH)
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Petition Denied
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
No
Ms. Steel
No
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
C9a. Manouch Lankarani, 252973 (EH) – DEFERRED
C9b. Mountain Magic Motors, Inc., 252972, 359519 (EH) – DEFERRED
BOARD MEETING RECONVENES AT 1:30 P.M.*
ORAL HEARINGS
C.
Sales and Use Tax Appeals Hearings
C10. Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, 271792 (UT)
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Petition Denied
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
C11. Wimatex, Inc., 299479, 401103 (AA)
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Petitions Denied
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
No
Ms. Steel
No
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Page 14 of 22
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
C12. Jose Efrain Medinilla, 252958 (AP)
DECISION
MEMBER
No Final Board Determination
Ms. Yee
New Appeals Conference to be
held.
Mr. Leonard
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Steel
Ms. Chu
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
C13. Jun Ja Hwang, 259556 (AS)
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Petition Denied
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
C14. Hair Touch, 281210 (AC) – APPEARANCE WAIVED
DECISION
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Taxpayer’s Petition Denied
Ms. Yee
Yes
Approved Staff
Recommendation
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
C15. Ron Sanchez, 283578 (EH)
DECISION
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
No Final Board Determination
Ms. Yee
Yes
Taxpayer’s petition deferred to
allow a possible dual
determination against the
purchaser of the vessel.
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Page 15 of 22
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
C16. Shoreline Helicopters, LLC, 297719 (UT)
DECISION
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
No Final Board Determination
Ms. Yee
Yes
Ordered that Taxpayer be
granted 30 days to submit post
hearing documentation, the
Department 30 days to
respond and the Appeals
Division 30 days to prepare a
recommendation to the Board
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
C17. Laurencio Gutierrez, Sergio Gutierrez, and Ruben Gutierrez Alvarez, 312859
(FH)
DECISION
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
No Final Board Determination
Ms. Yee
Yes
Ordered that Taxpayers be
granted 30 days to submit post
hearing documentation, the
Department 30 days to
respond and the Appeals
Division 30 days to prepare a
recommendation to the Board
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
C18a. Gary R. Wickel, 288134 (FH)
C18b. John Peter Wickel, Jr., 286273 (FH)
DECISION
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Taxpayers’ Petitions Denied
Ms. Yee
Yes
Directed staff to confirm that all
monies have been properly
credited to the liability.
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Page 16 of 22
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
C19. Michael Henry Gryn, 249777 (AA)
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Petition Partially
Granted/Denied
Directed staff to inform the
petitioner of the Offer in
Compromise Program.
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
D.
Special Taxes Appeals Hearings
These items were scheduled for Thursday, October 4, 2007.
E.
Property Tax Appeals Hearings
There were no items for this matter.
ADJOURN
Page 17 of 22
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
BETTY T. YEE
First District, San Francisco
450 N STREET, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
PO BOX 942879, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 94279-0080
916-322-2270 • FAX 916-324-3984
BILL LEONARD
Second District, Ontario/Sacramento
MICHELLE STEEL
Third District, Rolling Hills Estates
www.boe.ca.gov
JUDY CHU, Ph.D.
Fourth District, Los Angeles
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
5901 Green Valley Circle, Room 207, Culver City
October 2-4, 2007
JOHN CHIANG
State Controller
RAMON J. HIRSIG
Executive Director
PRELIMINARY RECORD OF BOARD ACTION
Thursday, October 4, 2007
The following is a preliminary record of Board actions taken at the October 4, 2007 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
Rose
Smith
at
(916) 323-9656
or
e-mail:
Please be advised that material containing confidential
[email protected]
taxpayer information cannot be publicly disclosed.
BOARD MEETING
ORAL HEARINGS
A.
Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Assistance Hearings
There were no items for this matter.
B.
Corporate Franchise and Personal Income Tax Hearings
These items were scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, 2007.
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
C.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
Sales and Use Tax Appeals Hearings
C20. Maranello Investments, LLC, 218340 (UT)
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Petition Partially
Granted/Denied
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
C21. O.P. Shuman and Sons, Inc., 315317 (OH)
DECISION
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
No Final Board Determination
Ms. Yee
Yes
Ordered that Taxpayer be
granted 30 days to submit post
hearing documentation, the
Department 30 days to
respond and the Appeals
Division 30 days to prepare a
recommendation to the Board
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
C22. Mostafa Vakilian, 254076 (EA) – POSTPONED
TO THE NEXT CULVER CITY MEETING
C23a. Russell Edward Walker, 252965 (EH)
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Petition Granted
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
No
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
No
Page 19 of 22
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
C23b. Michael La-Rue Dias, 252967 (EH)
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Petition Granted
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
C24. Los Angeles PartyWorks, Inc., 144839 (AP)
MEMBER
DECISION
BOARD VOTE
No Final Board Determination
Ms. Yee
Yes
Petition returned to the district
for a reaudit.
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
C25. Finn Moller, 288211 (AS)
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Petition Partially
Granted/Denied
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
C26a. ABC NJ, Inc., 295979 (EH)
C26b. Bosch Auto Center, Inc., 295978 (EH)
DECISION
Taxpayers’ Petitions Partially
Granted/Denied
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
No
Ms. Steel
No
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
C27a. Ameritrans, Inc., 315414, 315417 (KH) – DEFERRED
C27b. Ameriwest, Inc., 281204, 315418 (KH) – DEFERRED
C28. Tram Anh Thi Duong, 249652 (EA) – POSTPONED
TO THE NEXT CULVER CITY MEETING
BOARD MEETING RECONVENES AT 1:30 P.M.*
ORAL HEARINGS
C.
Sales and Use Tax Appeals Hearings
C29a. Denton Vacuum, Inc., 145713 (OH) – DEFERRED
C29b. Denton Vacuum, LLC, 267792 (OH) – DEFERRED
D.
Special Taxes Appeals Hearings
Revocation Appeal Hearing
D1.
Ghassan Elmalih, 330138 (ET)
DECISION
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
No Final Board Determination
Ms. Yee
Yes
A new hearing is to be held at
the next Culver City meeting.
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
Special Taxes Appeals Hearings
D2.
Tri Van Vo, 211895 (ET)
DECISION
Taxpayer’s Petition Denied
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
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STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEETING
D3.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007
Onnik Mooradian and Mariette Mooradian, 220157, 220158, 292978,
293031 (MT)
DECISION
Taxpayers’ Petitions Partially
Granted/Denied
Delete the Failure to Pay
Penalty on the Montclair
location.
MEMBER
BOARD VOTE
Ms. Yee
Yes
Mr. Leonard
Yes
Ms. Steel
Yes
Ms. Chu
Yes
Mr. Chiang/Ms. Mandel
Yes
ADJOURN
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