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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. )


  ( Heading of Part 20 amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 561, Sec. 241. )

CHAPTER 3. Special Provisions and Exemptions [41045 - 41049]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 443. )


The surcharges imposed by this part shall be collected insofar as practicable at the same time as, and along with, the charges made in accordance with regular billing practice of the service supplier.

The charges for services determined by or stated on a billing of a service supplier in accordance with its business practices and accounting records to have been supplied to a service user during any calendar month or billing period of the service supplier shall be presumed to be correct. The presumption may be rebutted by evidence which establishes that the charges for services were other than such amount.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 443.)


(a) There are exempt from the surcharge the following access lines and nonaccess line services:

(1) Those lines supplying lifeline service.

(2) Those lines connected to public telephones.

(3) Those lines for which no charges are billed by a service supplier to a service user.

(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2020.

(Repealed (in Sec. 27) and added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 54, Sec. 28. (SB 96) Effective July 1, 2019. Section operative January 1, 2020, by its own provisions.)


In any instances where an exemption is claimed by reason of the provisions of this part, and the service supplier questions the validity of the claimed exemption, either the service supplier or the service user may request the board to issue a ruling as to the validity of the claimed exemption, accompanying the request with a statement showing the facts and basis for the claim. The board shall issue its ruling within 30 days of receipt of the request. Pending issuance of the ruling, the service supplier shall not be obligated to collect the surcharge from the claimant.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 443.)

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