The audit shows that the ATB's resolution of cases through mediation has helped it process those cases more efficiently, but is underutilized. The audit examined the period of July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019.
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Audit Audit of the Appellate Tax Board (ATB)
|Organization:||Office of the State Auditor|
|Date published:||February 9, 2021|
In accordance with Section 12 of Chapter 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Office of the State Auditor has conducted a performance audit of the Appellate Tax Board (ATB) for the period July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019. In this performance audit, we examined the cycle time of closed appeals, as well as ATB’s compliance with Section 4 of Chapter 58A of the General Laws, which requires ATB to file annual reports with the Legislature.
Below is a summary of our finding and recommendation, with links to each page listed.
ATB did not submit required information to the Legislature.
ATB should file reports containing all of the required elements annually with the Legislature.
A PDF copy of the audit of the Appellate Tax Board is available here.
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