Governor names members to Tax Appeals Commission

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday (June 16) the members to a state tax appeals commission that was created by lawmakers in 2021 to resolve Arkansas tax disputes.

The commission, formed by Act 586 of 2021, directed the state to create, within the Department of Inspector General, an independent agency with tax expertise to hear and resolve disputes between the Department of Finance and Administration and taxpayers before requiring the payments of the amount in issue.

The members include:

Chief Commissioner – Jeffrey H. Moore, Little Rock
Attorney and CPA nominated by the Arkansas Supreme Court. Moore is a trial lawyer with a focus on construction disputes. Moore also maintains his license as a CPA.

Commissioner – Matt Boch, Little Rock
Attorney nominated by the Arkansas Bar Association. Boch is an Arkansas tax attorney who specializes in state and local taxes and economic development incentives.

Commissioner – Joseph A. Sanford, Rogers
Licensed CPA nominated by the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Sanford is President of Sanford and Company, CPAs in Mena, Arkansas.

The Tax Appeals Commission as an independent tax tribunal within the executive branch of government. The commissioners will serve 9-year terms.