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

CHAPTER 7. Administration [40171 - 40216]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 991. )

ARTICLE 3. Violations [40186 - 40188]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 991. )


Any person who fails or refuses to file a return or report required to be made or who fails or refuses to furnish a supplemental report or other data required by the board, or who renders a false or fraudulent report is guilty of a misdemeanor and may be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) for each offense.

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


Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, any person who violates this part with intent to defeat or evade the determination of an amount due required by law to be made is guilty of a felony when the amount of tax liability aggregates twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more in any 12-consecutive-month period. The determination shall be approved by the executive director or his or her designee. Each offense shall be punished by a fine of not less than five thousand dollars ($5,000) and not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or imprisonment for 16 months, two years, or three years, or by both the fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 555, Sec. 51. Effective January 1, 1996.)


Any prosecution for violation of any of the penal provisions of this part shall be instituted within three years after commission of the offense or within two years after the violation is discovered, whichever is later.

(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1361, Sec. 37.)

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