WSR 04-21-035

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BOARD OF TAX APPEALS


[ Filed October 14, 2004, 2:33 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 456-09 WAC, Formal hearings -- Practice and procedure; and chapter 456-10 WAC, Informal hearings -- Practice and procedure.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 82.03.170.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapters 456-09 and 456-10 WAC explain the rules of practice and procedure before the Board of Tax Appeals. The board may revise the rules to incorporate provisions regarding continuances, submittal of evidence, notice of appearance, and who may appear, as well as other procedural provisions.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The Board of Tax Appeals welcomes participation in revising the rules of practice and procedure. Please forward suggestions to the contacts listed below. After the possible amendments are drafted, the board will post the draft on our website and send a copy to those who so request.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. To make suggestions or to request a copy of the draft of possible amendments please e-mail bta@bta.state.wa.us; or write Anne N. Solwick, Executive Director, Board of Tax Appeals, P.O. Box 40915, Olympia, WA 98504-0915.

October 13, 2004

Anne N. Solwick

Executive Director

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