On February 1, 2012, TEI issued a policy statement setting forth the Institute's position encouraging all states to establish pre-payment, independent tax tribunals presided over by individuals possessing a strong knowledge of the tax law.
The policy statement was prepared under the aegis of TEI's State and Local Tax Committee, whose chair is Linda H. Dickens of Texas Instruments Incorporated. Contributing substantially to the development of TEI's comments was Howard Grindle of XO Communications. Daniel B. De Jong, TEI Tax Counsel, serves as legal staff liaison to the State and Local Tax Committee and coordinated the preparation of TEI's policy statement.