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Board of Tax Appeals

RCW 82.03

The Board of Tax Appeals is responsible for adjudicating a variety of tax-related disputes including excise taxes, public utility valuations, exemption decisions at the state level, and property tax appeals stemming from the actions of county boards of equalization. The board is the state's primary administrative tax court linking state and county tax administration with the court system.

Agency Mission

The Board of Tax Appeals resolves appeals of taxpayers and taxing authorities to maintain public confidence in the state tax system.
Request 5,164,000
Net change from current biennium 1,183,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 29.7% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
3,819,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 2,679,552 3,819,000 5,002,000
162,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 162,000 162,000
3,981,000 Total Appropriated Funds 2,679,552 3,981,000 5,164,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 3,373
Total Non-Appropriated Funds 3,373

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 1,360,189 1,645,989 915,101 2,568,000 2,596,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
293,559 12.3% (121,834) (4.5%) 2,602,909 101.6%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 11.3 11.5 14.0 16.7 16.7