On December 10th, 2012, Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Executive Officer, Selvi Stanislaus, announced Jozel Brunett as the FTB’s new Chief Counsel. Ms. Brunett has been with the FTB for 18 years. Ms. Brunett was most recently director of the Tax Administration and Procedure (TAP) Bureau within the FTB.

The TAP Bureau represents and provides guidance to the FTB with respect to administrative and procedural issues arising under the Revenue and Taxation Code and the Administration of Franchise and Income Tax Law. The TAP Bureau handles protest, appeal and litigation cases involving these areas of law. Additionally, the Bureau is responsible for the administration of the appeal, docketed protest, and Chief Counsel Penalty Relief functions.