California Board of Equalization Restructured

August 9, 2017 Linda Epstein

The California Board of Equalization has been restructured into three separate entities effective July 1, 2017: The State Board of Equalization (the Board), the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) and the Office of Tax Appeals.  CDTFA will be housed within the Government Operations Agency while the Board will be an independent agency and continue to administer property, alcoholic beverage and insurance taxes. The CDTFA will handle most of the taxes and fees previously collected by the Board, including sales and use tax. The Office of Tax Appeals is formed as an independent entity, but does not begin full operation and hearing appeals until January 1, 2018.

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Linda Epstein

Linda Epstein is a Senior Tax Research Specialist at Sovos Compliance. Linda has over eight years of experience in tax research. She has worked as a paralegal for more than 20 years including the legal department at Sovos Compliance and various law firms in the Boston area. Linda has earned two paralegal certificates, one in general paralegal studies and the other specializing in corporate law. Linda has a B.S. from Lesley University and is currently earning her Masters in Paralegal Studies at George Washington University.

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