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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 2. OTHER TAXES [6001 - 61045]

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

PART 19. ENERGY RESOURCES SURCHARGE LAW [40001 - 40216]

  ( Part 19 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 991. )

CHAPTER 4. Determination of Surcharge [40051 - 40105]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 991. )

ARTICLE 3. Deficiency Determinations [40071 - 40079]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 991. )

40071.
  

If the board is not satisfied with return or returns of the surcharge or the amount of surcharge required to be paid to the state by any person, it may compute and determine the amount required to be paid upon the basis of the facts contained in the return or returns or upon the basis of any information within its possession or that may come into its possession. One or more deficiency determinations may be made of the amount payable for one or for more than one period.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 991.)

40072.
  

The amount of the determination, exclusive of penalties, shall bear interest at the modified adjusted rate per month, or fraction thereof, established pursuant to Section 6591.5, from the last day of the month following the quarterly period for which the amount or any portion thereof should have been returned until the day of payment.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1020, Sec. 45. Operative July 1, 1985, by Sec. 65 of Ch. 1020.)

40073.
  

In making a determination the board may offset overpayments for a period or periods, together with interest on the overpayments, against underpayments for another period or periods, against penalties, and against the interest on the underpayments.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 991.)

40074.
  

If any part of the deficiency for which a deficiency determination is made is due to negligence or intentional disregard of this part or authorized rules and regulations, a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of the determination shall be added thereto.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 991.)

40075.
  

If any part of the deficiency for which a deficiency determination is made is due to fraud or an intent to evade this part or authorized rules and regulations, a penalty of 25 percent of the amount of the determintion shall be added thereto.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 991.)

40076.
  

The board shall give to the electric utility or person consuming electrical energy written notice of its determination. The notice shall be placed in a sealed envelope with postage paid addressed to the electric utility or person consuming electrical energy at his address as it appears in the records of the board. The giving of notice shall be deemed complete at the time of the deposit of the notice in the United States Post Office, or a mailbox, sub-post office, substation or mail chute or other facility regularly maintained or provided by the United States Postal Service, without extension of time for any reason. In lieu of mailing a notice may be served personally by delivering to the person to be served and service shall be deemed complete at the time of such delivery. Personal service to a corporation may be made by delivery of a notice to any person designated in the Code of Civil Procedure to be served for the corporation with summons and complaint in a civil action.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 991.)

40077.
  

Except in the case of fraud, intent to evade this part or authorized rules and regulations, or failure to make a return every notice of a deficiency determination shall be mailed within three years after the last day of the calendar month following the quarterly period for which the amount is proposed to be determined or within three years after the return is filed, whichever period expires the later. In the case of failure to make a return, every notice of determination shall be mailed within eight years after the last day of the calendar month following the quarterly period for which the amount is proposed to be determined.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 991.)

40078.
  

In the case of a deficiency arising under this part during the lifetime of a decedent, a notice of deficiency determination shall be mailed within four months after written request therefor, in the form required by the board, by the fiduciary of the estate or trust or by any other person liable for the surcharge or any portion thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 991.)

40079.
  

If, before the expiration of the time prescribed in Section 40077 for the mailing of a notice of deficiency determination, the taxpayer has consented in writing to the mailing of the notice after such time, the notice may be mailed at any time prior to the expiration of the period agreed upon. The period so agreed upon may be extended by subsequent agreements in writing made before the expiration of the period previously agreed upon.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 624.)

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