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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 2. OTHER TAXES [6001 - 60709]

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

PART 3. USE FUEL TAX [8601 - 9355]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 38. )

CHAPTER 4. Determinations [8751 - 8880]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 38. )

ARTICLE 2. Deficiency Determinations [8776 - 8783]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 38. )

8776.
  

If the board is dissatisfied with the return filed, it may compute and determine the amount to be paid upon the basis of any information available to it. One or more deficiency determinations may be made of the amount of tax due for one or for more than one month. When a business is discontinued a determination may be made at any time thereafter, within the periods specified in Section 8782, as to liability arising out of that business, irrespective of whether the determination is issued prior to the due date of the liability as otherwise specified in this part.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 556.)

8777.
  

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 calendar month following the reporting period for which the amount of the tax, or any portion thereof, should have been reported until the date of payment.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 555, Sec. 26. Effective January 1, 1996.)

8778.
  

In making a determination the board may offset overpayments for a month or months against underpayments for another month or months and against the interest and penalties on the underpayments.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 38.)

8779.
  

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

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2129.)

8780.
  

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 the rules and regulations adopted under this part, a penalty of 25 percent of the amount of the determination shall be added thereto.

(Amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2129.)

8781.
  

The board shall give the user written notice of its determination. The notice shall be placed in a sealed envelope, with postage paid, addressed to the user 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 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.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 610.)

8782.
  

Except in the case of fraud, intent to evade the tax, or failure to make a return, every notice of a deficiency determination shall be given within three years after the last day of the calendar month following the period for which the return was due or within three years after the return is filed, whichever period expires later. If the user fails to make a return, the notice of determination shall be mailed within eight years after the last day of the month following the period for which the return was due.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 555, Sec. 27. Effective January 1, 1996.)

8782.1.
  

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 tax or any portion thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 1299.)

8783.
  

If before the expiration of the time prescribed in Section 8782 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. 1957, Ch. 2129.)

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