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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 2. OTHER TAXES [6001 - 60709]

  ( Heading of Division 2 amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 279. )
  

PART 11. CORPORATION TAX LAW [23001 - 25141]

  ( Heading of Part 11 amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 543, Sec. 21. )
  

CHAPTER 2. The Corporation Franchise Tax [23101 - 23364a]

  ( Heading of Chapter 2 amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 543, Sec. 26. )
  

ARTICLE 2. Tax on General Corporations [23151 - 23156]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 557. )

  
23151.1.  

Notwithstanding Section 23151, every corporation (except banks and financial corporations) doing business within the limits of this state and not exempted from taxation by the provisions of the Constitution of this state or by this part, shall annually pay to the state for the privilege of exercising its corporate franchises within this state, a tax determined as follows:

(a) With respect to corporations, other than those described in subdivision (b), which commence doing business within the state after December 31, 1971, and before January 1, 2000, the tax for the taxable year of commencement, whether or not for 12 full months, shall be the minimum franchise tax prescribed in Section 23153.

(b) If after December 31, 1972, a corporation commences to do business and ceases doing business in the same taxable year, the tax for that taxable year shall be according to or measured by its net income for the year, to be computed at the rate prescribed in Section 23151.

(c) (1) With respect to taxable years beginning after December 31, 1972, and before January 1, 2000, other than the year of commencement described in subdivision (a) or (b) or the year of cessation described in subdivision (d), the tax for that taxable year shall be according to or measured by its net income for the next preceding taxable year, to be computed at the rate prescribed in Section 23151.

(2) With respect to taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2000, (other than the first taxable year beginning on or after that date), the tax for the taxable year (including the taxable year of commencement and the taxable year of cessation) shall be according to or measured by its net income for the taxable year to be computed at the rate prescribed in Section 23151.

(d) With respect to corporations which cease doing business in a taxable year beginning after December 31, 1972, and before January 1, 2000, other than those described in subdivision (b), the tax for the taxable year of cessation shall be:

(1) According to or measured by its net income for the next preceding taxable year, to be computed at the rate prescribed in Section 23151, plus

(2) According to or measured by its net income for the taxable year during which the corporation ceased doing business, to be computed at the rate prescribed in Section 23151.

(e) In any event, the tax for any taxable year shall not be less than the minimum tax provided for in Section 23153 for that taxable year.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 862, Sec. 48. Effective January 1, 2001.)