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AB-2660 Income taxes: administration: nonresident aliens: identifying numbers: group filing.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 06/04/2020 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  June 04, 2020
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 11, 2020

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2660


Introduced by Assembly Member Burke

February 20, 2020


An act to amend, repeal, and add Sections 18624 and 19002 of, and to add and repeal Sections 17132.1 and 18537 of, the Revenue and Taxation Code, and to amend, repeal, and add Sections 13050, 13056, and 13057 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, relating to taxation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2660, as amended, Burke. Income taxes: administration: nonresident aliens: identifying numbers: group filing.
The Personal Income Tax Law imposes a tax on the entire taxable income of an individual taxpayer subject to that law, and provides for a specified treatment of the income of nonresidents. Existing law requires every taxpayer subject to tax under the law to file a return with the Franchise Tax Board, and authorizes the Franchise Tax Board to provide for the filing of a group return for electing nonresident partners or nonresident directors of a corporation, as specified.
Existing law requires identifying numbers to be included on state tax returns, statements, and other documents, and in conformity with federal law, defines identifying numbers to mean a federal social security number (SSN) or individual tax identification number (ITIN), unless otherwise provided.
This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021, and before January 1, 2026, would prohibit the Franchise Tax Board from requiring a nonresident alien, as defined, to provide a SSN or ITIN when filing a state tax return, statement, or other document if the nonresident alien is not eligible for or has not been issued a SSN or ITIN. The bill would require the Franchise Tax Board, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021, and before January 1, 2026, to provide for the filing of a group return for electing nonresident aliens, as specified, and would exclude from gross income any payments made by an agent on behalf of a nonresident income in a group filing.

Existing law requires employers who pay wages to employees, including nonresident employees, for services performed in the state to deduct and withhold from those wages specified taxes and to make returns, reports, statements, and other documents related to the wages paid and withheld. Existing law requires employers to include in the returns, reports, statements, and other documents each employee’s social security number or other identifying number, as specified.

This bill, beginning January 1, 2021, and until January 1, 2026, would prohibit the department from requiring a person or employer to include an employee’s social security number or other identifying number in specified returns, reports, statements, or other documents if the employee is a nonresident alien, as defined, who is not eligible for or has not been issued a SSN or ITIN.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 17132.1 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code, to read:

17132.1.
 (a) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021, and until January 1, 2026, a nonresident alien’s gross income does not include any payment made by an agent pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 18537.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until December 1, 2026, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 Section 18537 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code, to read:

18537.
 (a) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021, and until January 1, 2026, in lieu of nonresident aliens filing a return pursuant to Section 18501, the Franchise Tax Board shall provide for the filing of a group return by a taxpayer, or an entity authorized by the taxpayer to file on its behalf, for one or more electing nonresident aliens who receive taxable income as computed under paragraph (1) of subdivision (i) of Section 17041 from that taxpayer for services that take place in this state.
(b) For a nonresident alien electing to file in a group return pursuant to subdivision (a), the tax rate or rates applicable to each nonresident’s taxable income for services performed in this state for that taxpayer shall consist of the highest marginal rate or rates provided for by Part 10 (commencing with Section 17001) plus, in the case of any electing nonresident alien included on the group return who would be subject to Section 17043 when filing individually, an additional tax rate of 1 percent, and no deductions or credits shall be allowed, except credits allowed under Section 19002.
(c) The taxpayer, or an entity authorized by the taxpayer to file on its behalf, as the agent for the electing nonresident aliens, shall make the payments of tax, additions to tax, interest, and penalties otherwise required to be paid by, or imposed on, the electing nonresident aliens.
(d) Pursuant to Section 18624, the Franchise Tax Board shall not require a nonresident alien who is not eligible for or has not been issued a federal social security number (SSN) or a federal individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) to provide a SSN or ITIN in order to file in a group return under this section. If the nonresident alien subsequently becomes eligible for and is issued a SSN or ITIN, the Franchise Tax Board may require the nonresident alien to provide a letter or other form documenting the nonresident alien’s SSN or ITIN.
(e) The Franchise Tax Board may adjust the income of an electing nonresident alien taxpayer included in a group return filed under this section to properly reflect the income under Part 10 (commencing with Section 17001).
(f) (1) The Franchise Tax Board may adopt regulations as necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section.
(2) Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code shall not apply to any standard, criterion, procedure, determination, rule, notice, or guideline established or issued by the Franchise Tax Board.
(g) For purposes of this section, “nonresident alien” shall have the same meaning as described in subdivision (f) of Section 18624.
(h) This section shall remain in effect only until December 1, 2026, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 3.Section 19002 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:
19002.

(a)The amount withheld under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 or Section 13020 of the Unemployment Insurance Code during any calendar year shall be allowed to the recipient of the income as a credit against the tax for the taxable year with respect to which the amount was withheld.

(b)In the case of a partnership, limited liability company classified as a partnership for California income tax purposes, or S corporation filing a group return as agent for electing nonresident partners or shareholders in accordance with Section 18535, for purposes of this part, the amount withheld under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 during any taxable year shall be allowed as a credit attributable to the partnership, limited liability company, or S corporation on the group return for the taxable year with respect to which that amount was withheld.

(c)(1)For purposes of Section 19306, any tax actually deducted and withheld during any calendar year under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 or Section 13020 of the Unemployment Insurance Code shall, in respect of the recipient of the income, be deemed to have been paid on the last day prescribed for filing the return under Article 1 (commencing with Section 18501) or Article 2 (commencing with Section 18601) of Chapter 2 (without regard to any extension of time for filing the return), with respect to which the tax is allowable as a credit under subdivision (a) or (b).

(2)For purposes of Sections 19306 and 19340, any amount paid as estimated tax under Section 19025 or 19136 of this code or Section 13043 of the Unemployment Insurance Code for any taxable year shall be deemed to have been paid on the last day prescribed for filing the return under Article 1 (commencing with Section 18501) or Article 2 (commencing with Section 18601) of Chapter 2 (without regard to any extension of time for filing the return).

(d)Notwithstanding subdivision (b) or (c), for purposes of Section 19306 with respect to any tax deducted and withheld under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 or Section 13020 of the Unemployment Insurance Code both of the following shall apply:

(1)If a return is filed before the due date for that return, the return shall be considered filed on the due date.

(2)If a tax with respect to an amount paid is paid before the due date for that return, the tax shall be considered paid on the due date.

(e)If any overpayment of income tax is claimed as a credit against estimated tax for the succeeding taxable year, that amount shall be considered as a payment of estimated tax in accordance with Section 19007, for the succeeding taxable year, and no claim for credit or refund of the overpayment shall be allowed for the taxable year in which the overpayment arises.

(f)In the case of a nonresident alien electing to file in a group return pursuant to Section 18537, the amount withheld under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 or Section 13020 of the Unemployment Insurance Code during any calendar year shall be allowed to the recipient of the income as a credit against the tax for the taxable year with respect to which the amount was withheld.

(g)This section shall remain in effect only until December 1, 2026, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 4.Section 19002 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code, to read:
19002.

(a)The amount withheld under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 or Section 13020 of the Unemployment Insurance Code during any calendar year shall be allowed to the recipient of the income as a credit against the tax for the taxable year with respect to which the amount was withheld.

(b)In the case of a partnership, limited liability company classified as a partnership for California income tax purposes, or S corporation filing a group return as agent for electing nonresident partners or shareholders in accordance with Section 18535, for purposes of this part, the amount withheld under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 during any taxable year shall be allowed as a credit attributable to the partnership, limited liability company, or S corporation on the group return for the taxable year with respect to which that amount was withheld.

(c)(1)For purposes of Section 19306, any tax actually deducted and withheld during any calendar year under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 or Section 13020 of the Unemployment Insurance Code shall, in respect of the recipient of the income, be deemed to have been paid on the last day prescribed for filing the return under Article 1 (commencing with Section 18501) or Article 2 (commencing with Section 18601) of Chapter 2 (without regard to any extension of time for filing the return), with respect to which the tax is allowable as a credit under subdivision (a) or (b).

(2)For purposes of Sections 19306 and 19340, any amount paid as estimated tax under Section 19025 or 19136 of this code or Section 13043 of the Unemployment Insurance Code for any taxable year shall be deemed to have been paid on the last day prescribed for filing the return under Article 1 (commencing with Section 18501) or Article 2 (commencing with Section 18601) of Chapter 2 (without regard to any extension of time for filing the return).

(d)Notwithstanding subdivision (b) or (c), for purposes of Section 19306 with respect to any tax deducted and withheld under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 or Section 13020 of the Unemployment Insurance Code both of the following shall apply:

(1)If a return is filed before the due date for that return, the return shall be considered filed on the due date.

(2)If a tax with respect to an amount paid is paid before the due date for that return, the tax shall be considered paid on the due date.

(e)If any overpayment of income tax is claimed as a credit against estimated tax for the succeeding taxable year, that amount shall be considered as a payment of estimated tax in accordance with Section 19007, for the succeeding taxable year, and no claim for credit or refund of the overpayment shall be allowed for the taxable year in which the overpayment arises.

(f)This section shall become operative on December 1, 2026.

SEC. 5.SEC. 3.

 Section 18624 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

18624.
 (a) Section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to identifying numbers, shall apply, except as otherwise provided.
(b) Identifying numbers shall be required on state tax returns, statements, or other documents in the form and manner as the Franchise Tax Board may require.
(c) Section 6109(h) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to identifying information required with respect to certain seller-provided financing, shall not apply.
(d) The amendments made to Section 6109(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to identifying number of income tax return preparer, by Public Law 105-206 shall apply.
(e) The amendments made by Chapter 931 of the Statutes of 1999 shall be operative on the effective date of that chapter.
(f) (1) For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021, and before January 1, 2026, the Franchise Tax Board shall not require a nonresident alien who is not eligible for or has not been issued a federal social security number (SSN) or a federal individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) to provide a SSN or ITIN in order to file a state tax return, statement, or other document required under this part. If a nonresident alien subsequently becomes eligible for and is issued a SSN or ITIN, the Franchise Tax Board may require the nonresident alien to provide a letter or other form documenting the nonresident alien’s SSN or ITIN.
(2) For purposes of this subdivision, “nonresident alien” shall mean a nonresident, as defined in Section 17015, who also meets the requirements of Section 7701(b)(1)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(g) This section shall remain in effect only until December 1, 2026, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 6.SEC. 4.

 Section 18624 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code, to read:

18624.
 (a) Section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to identifying numbers, shall apply, except as otherwise provided.
(b) Identifying numbers shall be required on state tax returns, statements, or other documents in the form and manner as the Franchise Tax Board may require.
(c) Section 6109(h) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to identifying information required with respect to certain seller-provided financing, shall not apply.
(d) The amendments made to Section 6109(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to identifying number of income tax return preparer, by Public Law 105-206 shall apply.
(e) The amendments made by Chapter 931 of the Statutes of 1999 shall be operative on the effective date of that chapter.
(f) This section shall become operative on December 1, 2026.

SEC. 5.

 Section 19002 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

19002.
 (a) The amount withheld under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 or Section 13020 of the Unemployment Insurance Code during any calendar year shall be allowed to the recipient of the income as a credit against the tax for the taxable year with respect to which the amount was withheld.
(b) In the case of a partnership, limited liability company classified as a partnership for California income tax purposes, or S corporation filing a group return as agent for electing nonresident partners or shareholders in accordance with Section 18535, for purposes of this part, the amount withheld under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 during any taxable year shall be allowed as a credit attributable to the partnership, limited liability company, or S corporation on the group return for the taxable year with respect to which that amount was withheld.
(c) (1) For purposes of Section 19306, any tax actually deducted and withheld during any calendar year under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 or Section 13020 of the Unemployment Insurance Code shall, in respect of the recipient of the income, be deemed to have been paid on the last day prescribed for filing the return under Article 1 (commencing with Section 18501) or Article 2 (commencing with Section 18601) of Chapter 2 (without regard to any extension of time for filing the return), with respect to which the tax is allowable as a credit under subdivision (a) or (b).
(2) For purposes of Sections 19306 and 19340, any amount paid as estimated tax under Section 19025 or 19136 of this code or Section 13043 of the Unemployment Insurance Code for any taxable year shall be deemed to have been paid on the last day prescribed for filing the return under Article 1 (commencing with Section 18501) or Article 2 (commencing with Section 18601) of Chapter 2 (without regard to any extension of time for filing the return).
(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (b) or (c), for purposes of Section 19306 with respect to any tax deducted and withheld under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 or Section 13020 of the Unemployment Insurance Code both of the following shall apply:
(1) If a return is filed before the due date for that return, the return shall be considered filed on the due date.
(2) If a tax with respect to an amount paid is paid before the due date for that return, the tax shall be considered paid on the due date.
(e) If any overpayment of income tax is claimed as a credit against estimated tax for the succeeding taxable year, that amount shall be considered as a payment of estimated tax in accordance with Section 19007, for the succeeding taxable year, and no claim for credit or refund of the overpayment shall be allowed for the taxable year in which the overpayment arises.
(f) In the case of a nonresident alien electing to file in a group return pursuant to Section 18537, the amount withheld under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 or Section 13020 of the Unemployment Insurance Code during any calendar year shall be allowed to the recipient of the income as a credit against the tax for the taxable year with respect to which the amount was withheld.
(g) This section shall remain in effect only until December 1, 2026, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 6.

 Section 19002 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code, to read:

19002.
 (a) The amount withheld under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 or Section 13020 of the Unemployment Insurance Code during any calendar year shall be allowed to the recipient of the income as a credit against the tax for the taxable year with respect to which the amount was withheld.
(b) In the case of a partnership, limited liability company classified as a partnership for California income tax purposes, or S corporation filing a group return as agent for electing nonresident partners or shareholders in accordance with Section 18535, for purposes of this part, the amount withheld under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 during any taxable year shall be allowed as a credit attributable to the partnership, limited liability company, or S corporation on the group return for the taxable year with respect to which that amount was withheld.
(c) (1) For purposes of Section 19306, any tax actually deducted and withheld during any calendar year under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 or Section 13020 of the Unemployment Insurance Code shall, in respect of the recipient of the income, be deemed to have been paid on the last day prescribed for filing the return under Article 1 (commencing with Section 18501) or Article 2 (commencing with Section 18601) of Chapter 2 (without regard to any extension of time for filing the return), with respect to which the tax is allowable as a credit under subdivision (a) or (b).
(2) For purposes of Sections 19306 and 19340, any amount paid as estimated tax under Section 19025 or 19136 of this code or Section 13043 of the Unemployment Insurance Code for any taxable year shall be deemed to have been paid on the last day prescribed for filing the return under Article 1 (commencing with Section 18501) or Article 2 (commencing with Section 18601) of Chapter 2 (without regard to any extension of time for filing the return).
(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (b) or (c), for purposes of Section 19306 with respect to any tax deducted and withheld under Article 5 (commencing with Section 18661) of Chapter 2 or Section 13020 of the Unemployment Insurance Code both of the following shall apply:
(1) If a return is filed before the due date for that return, the return shall be considered filed on the due date.
(2) If a tax with respect to an amount paid is paid before the due date for that return, the tax shall be considered paid on the due date.
(e) If any overpayment of income tax is claimed as a credit against estimated tax for the succeeding taxable year, that amount shall be considered as a payment of estimated tax in accordance with Section 19007, for the succeeding taxable year, and no claim for credit or refund of the overpayment shall be allowed for the taxable year in which the overpayment arises.
(f) This section shall become operative on December 1, 2026.

SEC. 7.Section 13050 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:
13050.

(a)Every employer or person required to deduct and withhold from an employee a tax under Section 986, 3260, or 13020, or who would have been required to deduct and withhold a tax under Section 13020, determined without regard to Section 13025, if the employee had claimed no more than one withholding exemption, shall furnish to each employee in respect of the remuneration paid by the person to the employee during the calendar year, on or before January 31 of the succeeding year, or, if the employee’s employment is terminated before the close of the calendar year, on the day on which the last payment of remuneration is made, a written statement showing all of the following:

(1)The name of the person.

(2)(A)The name of the employee, and the employee’s social security or identifying number if wages have been paid.

(B)Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), if the employee is a nonresident alien, as described in subdivision (f) of Section 18624 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, who is not eligible for or has not been issued a social security number or identifying number, a social security or identifying number shall not be shown for that employee.

(3)The total amount of wages subject to personal income tax, as defined by Section 13009.5.

(4)The total amount deducted and withheld as tax under Section 13020.

(5)The total amount of worker contributions paid by the employee pursuant to Section 986.

(6)The total amount of worker contributions paid by the employee pursuant to Section 3260.

(7)The total amount of elective deferrals, within the meaning of Section 402(g)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and compensation deferred pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code.

(b)The statement required to be furnished pursuant to this section in respect of any remuneration shall be furnished at other times, shall contain other information, and shall be in a form, as the department may by authorized regulations prescribe.

(c)If, during any calendar year, any person makes a payment of third-party sick pay to an employee, that person shall, on or before January 15 of the succeeding year, furnish a written statement to the employer in respect of whom the payment was made showing all of the following:

(1)The name and, if there is withholding under this division, the social security number of that employee.

(2)The total amount of the third-party sick pay paid to that employee during the calendar year.

(3)The total amount, if any, deducted and withheld from that sick pay under this division. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the term “third-party sick pay” means any sick pay, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 13028.6, which does not constitute wages for purposes of this division, determined without regard to subdivision (a) of Section 13028.6.

(A)For purposes of Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 2101) of Part 1 of Division 1, the statements required to be furnished by this subdivision shall be treated as statements required under this section to be furnished to employees.

(B)Every employer who receives a statement under this subdivision with respect to sick pay paid to any employee during any calendar year shall, on or before January 31 of the succeeding year, furnish a written statement to that employee showing all of the information shown on the statement furnished under this subdivision.

(d)The Franchise Tax Board shall be allowed access to the information filed with the department pursuant to this section.

(e)This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2026, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 8.Section 13050 is added to the Unemployment Insurance Code, to read:
13050.

(a)Every employer or person required to deduct and withhold from an employee a tax under Section 986, 3260, or 13020, or who would have been required to deduct and withhold a tax under Section 13020, determined without regard to Section 13025, if the employee had claimed no more than one withholding exemption, shall furnish to each employee in respect of the remuneration paid by the person to the employee during the calendar year, on or before January 31 of the succeeding year, or, if the employee’s employment is terminated before the close of the calendar year, on the day on which the last payment of remuneration is made, a written statement showing all of the following:

(1)The name of the person.

(2)The name of the employee, and the employee’s social security or identifying number if wages have been paid.

(3)The total amount of wages subject to personal income tax, as defined by Section 13009.5.

(4)The total amount deducted and withheld as tax under Section 13020.

(5)The total amount of worker contributions paid by the employee pursuant to Section 986.

(6)The total amount of worker contributions paid by the employee pursuant to Section 3260.

(7)The total amount of elective deferrals, within the meaning of Section 402(g)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and compensation deferred pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code.

(b)The statement required to be furnished pursuant to this section in respect of any remuneration shall be furnished at other times, shall contain other information, and shall be in a form, as the department may by authorized regulations prescribe.

(c)If, during any calendar year, any person makes a payment of third-party sick pay to an employee, that person shall, on or before January 15 of the succeeding year, furnish a written statement to the employer in respect of whom the payment was made showing all of the following:

(1)The name and, if there is withholding under this division, the social security number of that employee.

(2)The total amount of the third-party sick pay paid to that employee during the calendar year.

(3)The total amount, if any, deducted and withheld from that sick pay under this division. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the term “third-party sick pay” means any sick pay, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 13028.6, which does not constitute wages for purposes of this division, determined without regard to subdivision (a) of Section 13028.6.

(A)For purposes of Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 2101) of Part 1 of Division 1, the statements required to be furnished by this subdivision shall be treated as statements required under this section to be furnished to employees.

(B)Every employer who receives a statement under this subdivision with respect to sick pay paid to any employee during any calendar year shall, on or before January 31 of the succeeding year, furnish a written statement to that employee showing all of the information shown on the statement furnished under this subdivision.

(d)The Franchise Tax Board shall be allowed access to the information filed with the department pursuant to this section.

(e)This section shall become operative on January 1, 2026.

SEC. 9.Section 13056 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:
13056.

(a)When required by authorized regulations prescribed by the department:

(1)Any person or employer required under the authority of this division to make a return, report, statement, or other document shall include in the return, report, statement, or other document the identifying number as may be prescribed for securing proper identification of the person.

(2)Any person with respect to whom a return, report, statement, or other document is required under the authority of this division to be made by another person shall furnish to the other person the identifying number as may be prescribed for securing the person’s proper identification.

(3)Any person or employer required under the authority of this division to make a return, report, statement, or other document with respect to another person shall request from the other person, and shall include in the return, report, statement, or other document, the identifying number as may be prescribed for securing proper identification of the other person.

(b)(1)Except as provided in paragraph (2), a return or report of any person with respect to that person’s liability for tax, or any statement or other document in support thereof, shall not be considered for purposes of paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a) as a return, report, statement, or other document with respect to another person.

(2)For purposes of paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a), a return or report of an estate or trust with respect to its liability for tax, and any statement or other document in support thereof, shall be considered as a return, report, statement, or other document with respect to each beneficiary of the estate or trust.

(c)For purposes of this section, the department is authorized to require the information that may be necessary to assign an identifying number to any person.

(d)(1)Beginning January 1, 2021, the department shall not require a person or employer required under the authority of this division to make a return, report, statement, or other document to include in the return, report, statement, or other document the federal social security number (SSN) or a federal individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) of an employee who is a nonresident alien and who is not eligible for or has not been issued a SSN or ITIN, and in place of an identifying number, the department shall authorize the person or employer to use the nonresident alien employee’s name.

(2)For purposes of this subdivision, “nonresident alien” shall have the same meaning as described in subdivision (f) of Section 18624 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(e)This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2026, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 10.Section 13056 is added to the Unemployment Insurance Code, to read:
13056.

(a)When required by authorized regulations prescribed by the department:

(1)Any person or employer required under the authority of this division to make a return, report, statement, or other document shall include in the return, report, statement, or other document the identifying number as may be prescribed for securing proper identification of the person.

(2)Any person with respect to whom a return, report, statement, or other document is required under the authority of this division to be made by another person shall furnish to the other person the identifying number as may be prescribed for securing the person’s proper identification.

(3)Any person or employer required under the authority of this division to make a return, report, statement, or other document with respect to another person shall request from the other person, and shall include in the return, report, statement, or other document, the identifying number as may be prescribed for securing proper identification of the other person.

(b)(1)Except as provided in paragraph (2), a return or report of any person with respect to that person’s liability for tax, or any statement or other document in support thereof, shall not be considered for purposes of paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a) as a return, report, statement, or other document with respect to another person.

(2)For purposes of paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a), a return or report of an estate or trust with respect to its liability for tax, and any statement or other document in support thereof, shall be considered as a return, report, statement, or other document with respect to each beneficiary of the estate or trust.

(c)For purposes of this section, the department is authorized to require the information that may be necessary to assign an identifying number to any person.

(d)This section shall become operative on January 1, 2026.

SEC. 11.Section 13057 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:
13057.

(a)If any person who is required by regulations prescribed under Section 13056 to provide a required identifying number fails without good cause to comply with that requirement at the time prescribed by the regulations, the person shall pay a penalty of five dollars ($5) for each failure:

(1)To include the person’s identifying number in any return, report, statement, or other document.

(2)To furnish the person’s identifying number to another person.

(3)To include in any return, report, statement, or other document made with respect to another person the identifying number of the other person.

(4)To furnish any other agency’s taxpayer identification number.

(b)The penalty under this section shall be assessed and collected in the same manner as the tax.

(c)This section shall not apply to a person or employer who uses a nonresident alien employee’s name in place of an identifying number pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 13056.

(d)This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2026, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 12.Section 13057 is added to the Unemployment Insurance Code, to read:
13057.

(a)If any person who is required by regulations prescribed under Section 13056 to provide a required identifying number fails without good cause to comply with that requirement at the time prescribed by the regulations, the person shall pay a penalty of five dollars ($5) for each failure:

(1)To include the person’s identifying number in any return, report, statement, or other document.

(2)To furnish the person’s identifying number to another person.

(3)To include in any return, report, statement, or other document made with respect to another person the identifying number of the other person.

(4)To furnish any other agency’s taxpayer identification number.

(b)The penalty under this section shall be assessed and collected in the same manner as the tax.

(c)This section shall become operative on January 1, 2026.