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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 2. OTHER TAXES [6001 - 61050]

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

PART 1. SALES AND USE TAXES [6001 - 7176]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 36. )

CHAPTER 5. Determinations [6451 - 6597]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 36. )

ARTICLE 4. Jeopardy Determinations [6536 - 6539]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 36. )


If the board believes that the collection of any tax or any amount of tax required to be collected and paid to the state or of any determination or other amount required to be paid to the state will be jeopardized by delay, it shall thereupon make a determination of the tax or amount of tax required to be collected or other amount, noting that fact upon the determination. The amount determined is immediately due and payable.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 930, Sec. 6.)


If the amount specified in the determination is not paid within 10 days after service of notice thereof upon the person against whom the determination is made, the amount becomes final at the expiration of the 10 days, unless a petition for redetermination is filed within the 10 days, and the delinquency penalty and the interest provided in Section 6591 shall attach to the amount of the tax or the amount of the tax required to be collected.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 36.)


The person against whom a jeopardy determination is made may petition for the redetermination thereof pursuant to Article 5 of this chapter. He shall, however, file the petition for redetermination with the board within 10 days after the service upon him of notice of the determination. The person shall also within the 10-day period deposit with the board such security as it may deem necessary to insure compliance with this part. The security may be sold by the board in the manner prescribed by Section 6701.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 36.)


In accordance with such rules and regulations as the board may prescribe, the person against whom a jeopardy determination is made may apply for an administrative hearing for one or more of the following purposes:

(a) To establish that the determination is excessive; or

(b) To establish that the sale of property that may be seized after issuance of the jeopardy determination or any part thereof shall be delayed pending the administrative hearing because the sale would result in irreparable injury to the person; or

(c) To request the release of all or a part of the property to the person; or

(d) To request a stay of collection activities.

The application shall be filed within 30 days after service of the notice of jeopardy determination and shall be in writing and state the specific factual and legal grounds upon which it is founded. No security need be posted to file the application and to obtain this hearing. However, if the person does not deposit within the 10-day period prescribed in Section 6538, such security as the board may deem necessary to ensure compliance with this part, the filing of the application shall not operate as a stay of collection activities, except sale of property seized after issuance of the jeopardy determination. Upon a showing of good cause for failure to file a timely application for administrative hearing, the board may allow a filing of the application and grant the person an administrative hearing. The filing of an application pursuant to this section shall not affect provisions of Section 6537 relating to the finality date of the determination or to penalty or interest.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 329.)


Any notice required by this article shall be served personally or by mail in the manner prescribed for service of notice of a deficiency determination.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 612.)

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