Property Tax: Assessment Appeals Deadline Extended and Remote Hearings Allowed

For California property tax purposes, effective September 29, 2020, the two-year deadline by which a county board is required to render a final determination on a property tax assessment appeal qualified application is extended until March 31, 2021. For these purposes, a "qualified application" means a pending application for reduction in assessment of property taxes that is timely filed with the county board and has a two-year deadline occurring from March 4, 2020, and before March 31, 2021. Additionally, the law allows the county boards to hear appeals remotely. Remotely conducted hearings include the use of video, audio, and telephonic means for remote appearances; the electronic exchange and authentication of documentary evidence; e-filing and e-service; the use of remote interpreting; and the use of remote reporting and electronic recording to make the official record of an action or proceeding.

Wilson Tax Law Group, APLC (www.wilsontaxlaw.com) is a boutique Orange County tax controversy law firm that specializes in representation of individuals and businesses before federal and state tax authorities with audits, appeals, FBAR, offshore compliance, litigation and criminal defense.  Firm founder, Joseph P. Wilson, is a former Federal tax prosecutor and trial attorney for the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board.  Wilson Tax Law Group is exclusively comprised of former IRS litigators and Assistant US Attorneys from the US Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, Tax Division and Criminal Division.

For further information, or to arrange a consultation please contact: Wilson Tax Law Group, APLC

Newport Beach and Yorba Linda, California

Tel: (949) 397-2292 (Newport Beach Office)

Tel: (714) 463-4430 (Yorba Linda Office)

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