Your Rights Overview

Taxpayers' Rights Advocate Office

The Taxpayers' Rights Advocate (TRA) Office helps taxpayers when they are unable to resolve a matter through normal channels, when they want information regarding procedures relating to a particular set of circumstances, or when there are apparent rights violations in the audit, compliance, or property tax areas. Some taxpayers call to communicate their frustration with aspects of the business or property taxation system or seeking confirmation that they have been treated lawfully and fairly by a county or state office.

Legal Department

The Legal Department is comprised of five divisions. Advice is provided to Board Members, taxpayers and staff. The members of the Department work on a variety of areas, including legislation, regulations, litigation, administrative tax appeals, settlements, offers in compromise, criminal tax evasion and fraud matters, bankruptcy, tax controversy, and personnel matters.

Randy Ferris, Chief Counsel
Elizabeth Kinoshita, Administrative Assistant, 916-323-4198