Code Section

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 3.5. Tax Credits [23604 - 23695]
  ( Chapter 3.5 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 168. )

  
23688.  

(a) In the case of a qualified taxpayer who donates fresh fruits or fresh vegetables to a food bank located in California under Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 58501) of Part 1 of Division 21 of the Food and Agricultural Code, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2012, and before January 1, 2017, there shall be allowed, without regard to the taxpayer’s method of accounting, as a credit against the “tax” (as defined by Section 23036), an amount equal to 10 percent of the cost that would otherwise be included in inventory costs under Section 263A of the Internal Revenue Code, or that would be required to be included in inventory costs under Section 263A of the Internal Revenue Code, but for the exception for farming businesses contained in Section 263A(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to those fresh fruits or fresh vegetables.

(b) For purposes of this section, “qualified taxpayer” means the person responsible for planting a crop, managing the crop, and harvesting the crop from land.

(c) If the credit allowed by this section is claimed by the qualified taxpayer, any deduction otherwise allowed under this part for that amount of the cost paid or incurred by the qualified taxpayer that is eligible for the credit shall be reduced by the amount of the credit provided in subdivision (a).

(d) The donor shall provide to the nonprofit organization the estimated value of the donated fresh fruits or fresh vegetables and information regarding the origin of where the donated fruits or vegetables were grown, and upon receipt of the donated fresh fruits or fresh vegetables, the nonprofit organization shall provide a certificate to the donor. The certificate shall contain a statement signed and dated by a person authorized by that organization that the product is donated under Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 58501) of Part 1 of Division 21 of the Food and Agricultural Code. The certificate shall also contain the type and quantity of product donated, the name of donor or donors, the name and address of the donee nonprofit organization, and, as provided by the donor, the estimated value of the donated fresh fruits or fresh vegetables and its origins. Upon the request of the Franchise Tax Board, the qualified taxpayer shall provide a copy of the certification to the Franchise Tax Board.

(e) In the case where the credit allowed by this section exceeds the “tax,” the excess may be carried over to reduce the “tax” in the following year, and for the six succeeding years if necessary, until the credit has been exhausted.

(f) This section shall remain in effect only until December 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 503, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2012. Repealed as of December 1, 2017, by its own provisions.)