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Snyder makes appointment to Michigan Tax Tribunal

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Bernard D. "B.D." Copping, of Grand Ledge, to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

The seven-member tribunal is an administrative court that hears appeals on several categories of Michigan taxes, including local property tax issues as well as appeals on business and individual tax disputes.


"Ensuring simple, fair and efficient taxation is key, and I am confident B.D. will judge impartially and equitably on tax disputes," Snyder said.


Copping is owner of Copping State & Local Tax Consulting in Grand Ledge. Previously, he served as director of state and local taxes for Crowe Horwath, LLP in Grand Rapids and as commissioner of revenue for the Michigan Department of Treasury from 1997-1999. Copping earned his bachelor's degree of business administration in finance from the University of Oregon and his master's degree in taxation from Walsh College of Accountancy in Troy. He will represent certified public accountants and replaces Cynthia Knoll, who resigned. 


Copping will serve the remainder of a four-year term, ending June 30, 2013. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.