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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 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 5. Redeterminations [8851 - 8855]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 38. )


Any user against whom a determination is made under Article 2 (commencing with Section 8776) or 3 (commencing with Section 8801) may petition for a redetermination within 30 days after service upon the user of notice thereof. If a petition for redetermination is not filed within the 30-day period, the determination becomes final at the expiration of the period.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 193, Sec. 115.)


Every petition for redetermination shall be in writing and shall state the specific grounds upon which the petition is founded. The petition may be amended to state additional grounds at any time prior to the date on which the board issues its order or decision upon the petition for redetermination.

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


If a petition for redetermination is filed within the 30-day period, the board shall reconsider the determination and, if the user has so requested in his petition, shall grant him an oral hearing and shall give him 10 days’ notice of the time and place of the hearing. The board may continue the hearing from time to time as may be necessary.

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


The board may decrease or increase the amount of the determination before it becomes final, but the amount may be increased only if a claim for the increase is asserted by the board at or before the hearing. Unless the penalty imposed by Section 8780 or Section 8804 applies to the amount of the determination as originally made or as increased, the claim for increase must be asserted within eight years after the last day of the month following the month for which the return for the period for which the increase is asserted was due or within eight years after the return was filed, whichever period expires the later.

(Amended by Stats. 1969, Ch. 368.)


The order or decision of the board upon a petition for redetermination becomes final 30 days after mailing of notice thereof.

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


All determinations made by the board under Articles 2 or 3 of this chapter are due and payable at the time they become final. If they are not paid when due and payable, a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of the determination, exclusive of interest and penalties, shall be added thereto.

(Amended by Stats. 1954, Ch. 7.)


Any notice required by this article shall be served personally or by mail in the manner prescribed for service of notice of a deficiency determination.

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

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