BOARD OF TAX APPEALS
[Filed January 14, 2020, 9:23 a.m.]
Continuance of WSR 19-22-052.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR [19-12-063].
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 456-11-015 Record evidence.
Hearing Location(s): On February 28, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at 1110 Capitol Way South, Suite 300, Olympia, WA.
Date of Intended Adoption: February 28, 2020.
Submit Written Comments to: Keri Lamb, 1110 Capitol Way South, Suite 300, Olympia, WA 98501, email email@example.com, fax 360-586-9020, by February 21, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Keri Lamb, phone 360-753-5446, fax 360-586-9020, email firstname.lastname@example.org, by February 21, 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The board of tax appeals proposes this new WAC to clarify what is considered a part of the board's official record. Continuance from previous proposal.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 82.03.170
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington board of tax appeals, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Keri Lamb, 1110 Capitol Way South, Suite 300, Olympia, WA 98501, 360-753-5446.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025
(3) as the rules adopt, amend, or repeal a procedure, practice, or requirement relating to agency hearings; or a filing or related process requirement for applying to an agency for a license or permit.
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. The regulation applies only if a business files an annual property tax appeal. The proposed rule does not impose more than a minor cost on such businesses. Additionally, it does not create any new filing or recordkeeping requirements that have not already been established as a procedural requirement for presenting evidence at the board of tax appeals.
January 14, 2020
Chapter 456-11 WAC
HEARINGS—PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
WAC 456-11-015Record evidence.
(1) Except as otherwise provided by law, the board holds a de novo hearing on the evidence before it.
(2) The board will not consider the written record of a county board of equalization proceeding, except as provided in this rule. The board does not receive or consider audio recordings of a county board of equalization proceeding.
(3) A party may request by motion, no later than the deadline set by the board for submitting new evidence, that the board consider evidence from the written record of a county board of equalization proceeding. The motion must comply with the board's rules on motions and must identify the evidence to be considered by:
(a) Description or title of evidence;
(b) Identifying date, if any;
(c) Page number, if any; and
(d) Other identifying information as may be required by the board by order or rule.
(4) Upon request, the board will provide the parties with an electronic copy of the written record of a county board of equalization proceeding. Paper copies may be requested at the same cost per page as for a public record request.
(5) The board does not receive the written record or any audio recording of any department of revenue proceeding.