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S.B. 225 Enrolled
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill amends the procedures and requirements to seek judicial review of a State Tax
11 Commission redetermination of a tax deficiency.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . amends the procedures and requirements related to the judicial review of a State
15 Tax Commission redetermination of a tax deficiency; and
16 . makes technical changes.
17 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
20 This bill provides an effective date.
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 59-1-611, Utah Code Annotated 1953
25 59-1-505, as last amended by Chapter 214, Laws of Utah 1996
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 59-1-611 is enacted to read:
29 59-1-611. Payment of tax on appeal -- Interest.
30 (1) As used in this section, "post security" means:
31 (a) posting with the commission, for the full or a partial amount of the deficiency as
32 determined by the commission:
33 (i) a letter of credit;
34 (ii) a bond; or
35 (iii) other similar financial instrument acceptable to the commission; or
36 (b) as determined by the commission, depositing with the commission:
37 (i) the full amount of the deficiency; or
38 (ii) a partial amount of the deficiency.
39 (2) Except as provided in Subsection (3), a taxpayer that seeks judicial review of a final
40 commission redetermination of a deficiency shall post security with the commission.
41 (3) The commission shall waive the requirements of Subsection (2) if a taxpayer
43 (a) that the taxpayer has sufficient financial resources to pay the deficiency if the
44 deficiency is upheld in a final unappealable judgment or order by a court of competent
45 jurisdiction; or
46 (b) as determined by the commission, that collection of the deficiency that is the
47 subject of the appeal is not jeopardized by waiving the requirements of Subsection (2).
48 (4) (a) The commission may not unreasonably deny a waiver described in Subsection
50 (b) A taxpayer may seek judicial review of the commission's decision to deny a waiver
51 under Subsection (3) by the court reviewing the redetermination of the deficiency.
52 (5) If a taxpayer fails to comply with the requirements of Subsection (2), the reviewing
53 court may, in its discretion, dismiss the taxpayer's appeal of the redetermination of the
55 (6) If the commission grants a waiver under Subsection (3), the taxpayer shall pay any
56 tax, interest, or penalties:
57 (a) ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction; and
58 (b) within a 45-day period beginning on the day on which the order described in
59 Subsection (6)(a) becomes final.
60 (7) If a taxpayer posts security with the commission, or the commission grants a waiver
61 in accordance with this section, interest shall accrue on the unpaid taxes that are the subject of
62 the deficiency at the rate and in the manner provided in Section 59-1-402 .
63 Section 2. Repealer.
64 This bill repeals:
65 Section 59-1-505, Prerequisites to appeal -- Interest.
66 Section 3. Effective date.
67 (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), this bill applies to an appeal of a
68 redetermination of a deficiency filed on or after May 1, 2006.
69 (2) This bill applies to an appeal of the redetermination of a deficiency, of a State Tax
70 Commission decision filed before May 1, 2006, if, as of January 1, 2006, the reviewing court
71 has not issued a final unappealable judgment or order on the appeal.
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