Conciliation Conference

The Conciliation Unit offers an independent forum, called the Conciliation Conference for you to resolve tax disputes in an informal, impartial, non-judiciary setting. The Conciliation Unit is not part of the Audit Division.

Important Things to Know

  • You have 90 days from the mailing of the Notice of Determination or a Notice of Disallowance (or 150 days if outside of the United States) to request a Conciliation Conference.
  • You (or your representative, although one is not required) present arguments and documentation supporting your position.
  • Conciliation decisions and proposed resolutions are not published, nor are they considered to set precedent in any future audits or conciliation cases. 

Forms and Reports

Conciliation Conference Brochure
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Request for Conciliation Conference

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Request for Conciliation Conference - CMVT
(For Use By New York City Commercial Motor Vehicles Taxpayers Only)
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Outcomes

  1. If an agreement is reached and the assessment is reduced or abated, you pay the agreed upon amount of tax due or a refund is issued.
  2. If an agreement is not reached, the conciliator issues a decision confirming Finance’s determination and discontinues the conciliation process.
  3. You have 90 days after the mailing of that decision to file a Petition for Hearing with the Tax Appeals Tribunal to protest the original Notice.

NOTE: You may appeal the Notice of Determination to the Tax Appeals Tribunal instead of - or after - the Conciliation Conference.