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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 14 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1842. )

CHAPTER 6. Determinations [32251 - 32313]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1842. )

ARTICLE 5. Jeopardy Determinations [32311 - 32313]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1842. )


If the board believes that the collection of any amount of tax will be jeopardized by delay, it shall thereupon make a determination of the amount of tax due, noting that fact upon the determination, and the amount of tax shall be immediately due and payable. If the amount of the tax, interest, and penalty specified in the jeopardy determination is not paid, or a petition for redetermination is not filed, within 10 days after the service upon the taxpayer of notice of the determination, the determination becomes final, and the delinquency penalty and interest provided in Section 32252 shall attach to the amount of tax specified therein.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 923, Sec. 27. Effective January 1, 2001.)


The taxpayer against whom a jeopardy determination is made may file a petition for the redetermination thereof, pursuant to Article 4 of this chapter, with the board within 10 days after the service upon him of notice of the determination, but he shall within the 10-day period deposit with the board such security as it deems necessary to insure compliance with the provisions of this part. The security may be sold by the board at public sale if it becomes necessary in order to recover any amount due under this part. Notice of the sale may be served upon the person who deposited the security personally or by mail in the same manner as prescribed for service of notice by Section 32271. Upon any such sale, the surplus, if any, above the amount due under this division shall be returned to the person who deposited the security.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 881.)


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 32312, 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 32311 relating to the finality date of the determination or to penalty or interest.

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

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