Dierdre K. Scozzafava has been appointed to serve as a Commissioner of the Tax Appeals Tribunal. Commissioner Scozzafava served as the Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government from 2011 to 2016, and had previously served as a Member of the New York State Assembly for more than a decade. Commissioner Scozzafava's full biography can be accessed on the About the Commissioners page.
Commissioner Scozzafava replaces Commissioner Charles H. Nesbitt. Commissioner Nesbitt retired from State service after having served for more than ten years on the Tax Appeals Tribunal, as both President and Commissioner, and for 13 years as a Member of the New York State Assembly, including three years as Minority Leader. We at the Division of Tax Appeals/Tax Appeals Tribunal thank Commissioner Nesbitt for his many years of dedicated service to the citizens of New York State and wish him well in his retirement.
Who We Are
The Division of Tax Appeals was created by the Legislature in 1986 as an independent and impartial body for the resolution of tax and licensing disputes. It is headed by the Tax Appeals Tribunal which is comprised of three Commissioners appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.
What We Do
The Commissioners are appointed for nine-year terms. One of the Commissioners is designated the President of the Tribunal by the Governor and is responsible for the administration of the Tribunal and the Division of Tax Appeals as a whole.
- Tribunal History
- Formal Hearings
- Small Claims Proceedings
- Tribunal Review
- About the Commissioners
- Annual Report