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Tax Counsel and Tax Counsel III Internet Exam

The FTB is currently using the California Attorney (Staff Counsel) Examination to make Tax Counsel appointments, and the California Attorney III – Specialist (Staff Counsel III - Specialist) Examination to make Tax Counsel III appointments.

When answering the questions, you may refer to your formal education, formal training courses, advocacy training, law review, or work experience (paid/unpaid).  Only applicants who take and pass the California Attorney (Staff Counsel) Examination will be eligible for appointment as a Tax Counsel with the Franchise Tax Board. Only applicants who take and pass the California Attorney III – Specialist (Staff Counsel III - Specialist) Examination will be eligible for appointment as a Tax Counsel III.

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Tax Counsel III Exam Bulletin

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