North Carolina General Statutes § 150B-31.1 Contested tax cases

(a)        Application. - This section applies only to contested tax cases. A contested tax case is a case involving a disputed tax matter arising under G.S. 105-241.15. To the extent any provision in this section conflicts with another provision in this Article, this section controls.

(b)        Simple Procedures. - The Chief Administrative Law Judge may limit and simplify the procedures that apply to a contested tax case involving a taxpayer who is not represented by an attorney. An administrative law judge assigned to a contested tax case must make reasonable efforts to assist a taxpayer who is not represented by an attorney in order to assure a fair hearing.

(c)        Venue. - A hearing in a contested tax case must be conducted in Wake County, unless the parties agree to hear the case in another county.

(d)       Reports. - The following agency reports are admissible without testimony from personnel of the agency:

(1)        Law enforcement reports.

(2)        Government agency lab reports used for the enforcement of motor fuel tax laws.

(e)        Confidentiality. - The record, proceedings, and decision in a contested tax case are confidential until the final decision is issued in the case.  (2007-491, s. 42; 2008-134, s. 9.)

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