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(a) A Board of Review, consisting of a chairperson and two other individuals, each to be appointed by the Mayor and approved by Council, is hereby established. The term of any Board member appointed after July 8, 2000, shall be three years. A majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. The Board shall adopt its own procedural rules and shall keep a record of its transactions. Any hearing by the Board shall be conducted privately, and the provisions of Section 191.09, with reference to the confidential character of information required to be disclosed by this chapter, shall apply to such matters as may be heard before the Board on appeal.
(Ord. 2000-127. Passed 7-10-00.)
(b) All rules and regulations, and amendments or changes thereto, which are adopted by the Administrator under the authority conferred by this chapter, must be approved by the Board before the same become effective. The Board shall hear and pass on appeals from any ruling or decision of the Administrator, and, at the request of the taxpayer or Administrator, is empowered to substitute alternative methods of allocation.
(c) (1) Any person dissatisfied with any ruling or decision of the Administrator which is made under the authority conferred by this chapter may appeal therefrom to the Board within 30 days from the announcement of such ruling or decision by the Administrator, provided the taxpayer making the appeal has filed with the City the required return or other documents concerning the obligation at issue. The appeal shall be in writing and shall state why the decision should be deemed incorrect or unlawful.
(2) The Board shall, on hearing, have jurisdiction to affirm, reverse or modify any such ruling or decision or any part thereof. Such hearing shall be scheduled with 45 days from the date of appeal. The Board's ruling must be made within 30 days from the date of the closing of the record, shall be in writing and filed with the Administrator. The Board, within 15 days of its decision, shall send notice of its decision by ordinary mail to the taxpayer making the appeal.
(d) For matters relating to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2004, any ruling or decision of the Board of Review may be appealed to a court of competent jurisdiction or to the State Board of Tax Appeals.
(Ord. 69-54. Passed 5-26-69; Ord. 2005-7. Passed 1-18-05.)