At the conclusion of a state tax audit resulting in an assessment, one of the first questions to consider is: “How much time do we have to do something about this?” Likely, there is a reference to a deadline of some sort somewhere around the middle of page 2 of the assessment notice. Those deadlines are often 30, 60, or 90 days.

In this edition of A Pinch of SALT, using baseball as a theme, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Open Weaver Banks and Charles Capouet describe variations in state administrative appeal processes and considerations taxpayers should be aware of once they receive an assessment or similar notification from a state taxing authority.

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