assembly Bill A5359B

Vetoed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to procedures involving taxpayer interviews

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 20, 2015 tabled
vetoed memo.231
Nov 10, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 16, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
substituted for s3956b
referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 15, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.349
rules report cal.349
reported
Jun 10, 2015 amend and recommit to rules 5359b
Jun 09, 2015 reported referred to rules
May 27, 2015 print number 5359a
May 27, 2015 amend and recommit to ways and means
Feb 18, 2015 referred to ways and means

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A5359 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3956
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3006, Tax L

A5359 - Summary

Relates to procedures involving taxpayer interviews.

A5359 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5359

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 18, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Ways and Means

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to procedures involving taxpay-
  er interviews

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 3006 of the tax law, as added by
chapter 770 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  (c) Representatives holding power of attorney. Any attorney, certified
public  accountant,  an enrolled agent, or any other person permitted to
represent the taxpayer who is not disbarred or suspended  from  practice
and who has a written power of attorney executed by the taxpayer, may be
authorized  by  such taxpayer to represent the taxpayer in any interview
described in subdivision (a) of this section. An officer or employee  of
the  division may not require a taxpayer to accompany the representative
in the absence of a subpoena to examine and inspect the taxpayer or  the
taxpayer's books, records or other papers. [Such an officer or employee,
with  the consent of the immediate supervisor of such officer or employ-
ee, may notify the taxpayer  directly  that  such  officer  or  employee
believes  such  representative  is responsible for unreasonable delay or
hindrance of a division of taxation examination or investigation of  the
taxpayer.]  WITHOUT  THE PRIOR CONSENT OF THE TAXPAYER GIVEN DIRECTLY TO
THE COMMISSIONER OR THE EXPRESS  PERMISSION  OF  A  COURT  OF  COMPETENT
JURISDICTION, THE COMMISSIONER MAY NOT COMMUNICATE OTHER THAN IN WRITING
WITH  A  COPY TO THE HOLDER OF THE POWER OF ATTORNEY, BY TELEPHONE OR IN
PERSON, WITH A TAXPAYER IN CONNECTION WITH THE COLLECTION OF ANY  UNPAID
TAX  IF THE COMMISSIONER KNOWS THE TAXPAYER IS REPRESENTED BY ANY PERSON
AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE BEFORE THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE WITH  RESPECT
TO  SUCH UNPAID TAX AND HAS KNOWLEDGE OF, OR CAN READILY ASCERTAIN, SUCH
PERSON'S NAME AND ADDRESS, UNLESS SUCH PERSON FAILS TO RESPOND WITHIN  A
REASONABLE  PERIOD  OF  TIME  TO  COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSIONER OR
UNLESS SUCH PERSON CONSENTS TO DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH THE TAXPAYER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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A5359A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3956
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3006, Tax L

A5359A - Summary

Relates to procedures involving taxpayer interviews.

A5359A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5359--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 18, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. MAGNARELLI, ARROYO, STIRPE, COLTON, MOSLEY, CRES-
  PO, ROBERTS, GOTTFRIED, HEVESI, SKOUFIS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
  A.  ABBATE, BRAUNSTEIN, MAGEE, RIVERA, ROBINSON, SIMON, THIELE -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on  Ways  and  Means  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to procedures involving taxpay-
  er interviews

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subdivision (b) of section 3006 of  the  tax
law,  as added by chapter 770 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as
follows:
  (2) Right of consultation. If the taxpayer clearly states to an  offi-
cer  or  employee  of  the  division  of taxation at any time during the
interview (other than an interview initiated by a  subpoena  to  examine
and  inspect  witnesses  or  books,  records  or  other papers) that the
taxpayer wishes to consult with an attorney, certified  public  account-
ant,  ENROLLED  AGENT,  or  any  other person permitted to represent the
taxpayer, such officer or employee shall suspend such interview  regard-
less of whether the taxpayer may have answered one or more questions.
  S 2. Subdivision (c) of section 3006 of the tax law, as added by chap-
ter 770 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  (c) Representatives holding power of attorney.  (1) COMMUNICATION WITH
THE  TAXPAYER.  IF  A  TAXPAYER  HAS  A POWER OF ATTORNEY FILED WITH THE
DEPARTMENT, AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT MAY NOT COMMUNICATE
WITH THE TAXPAYER IN CONNECTION WITH THE COLLECTION OF ANY  UNPAID  TAX,
OTHER  THAN  IN WRITING WITH A COPY TO THE HOLDER OF THE POWER OF ATTOR-
NEY, BY TELEPHONE OR IN PERSON WITHOUT THE PRIOR CONSENT OF THE  TAXPAY-
ER, OR THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION BEING
GIVEN DIRECTLY TO THE DEPARTMENT. IF AN OFFICER OR AN EMPLOYEE KNOWS THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06534-03-5

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A5359B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3956
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3006, Tax L

A5359B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to procedures involving taxpayer interviews.

A5359B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5359--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 18, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. MAGNARELLI, ARROYO, STIRPE, COLTON, MOSLEY, CRES-
  PO, ROBERTS, GOTTFRIED, HEVESI, SKOUFIS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
  A.  ABBATE, BRAUNSTEIN, MAGEE, RIVERA, ROBINSON, SIMON, THIELE -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on  Ways  and  Means  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee -- reported and referred to the Committee on Rules
  -- Rules Committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to procedures involving taxpay-
  er interviews

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subdivision (b) of section 3006 of  the  tax
law,  as added by chapter 770 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as
follows:
  (2) Right of consultation. If the taxpayer clearly states to an  offi-
cer  or  employee  of  the  division  of taxation at any time during the
interview (other than an interview initiated by a  subpoena  to  examine
and  inspect  witnesses  or  books,  records  or  other papers) that the
taxpayer wishes to consult with an attorney, certified  public  account-
ant,  ENROLLED  AGENT,  or  any  other person permitted to represent the
taxpayer, such officer or employee shall suspend such interview  regard-
less of whether the taxpayer may have answered one or more questions.
  S 2. Subdivision (c) of section 3006 of the tax law, as added by chap-
ter 770 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  (c) Representatives holding power of attorney.  (1) COMMUNICATION WITH
THE  TAXPAYER.  IF  A  TAXPAYER  HAS  A POWER OF ATTORNEY FILED WITH THE
DEPARTMENT, AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT MAY NOT COMMUNICATE
WITH THE TAXPAYER IN CONNECTION WITH THE COLLECTION OF ANY  UNPAID  TAX,
OTHER THAN IN WRITING WITH A COPY TO THE HOLDER OF THE POWER OF ATTORNEY
OR AFTER THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION HAS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06534-06-5

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