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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 31. DIESEL FUEL TAX LAW [60001 - 60709]

  ( Part 31 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 912, Sec. 17. )

CHAPTER 7. Collection of Tax [60401 - 60495]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 912, Sec. 17. )

ARTICLE 6. Successor Withholding and Liability [60471 - 60474]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 912, Sec. 17. )

60471.
  

If any person liable for any amount under this part sells out his or her business or stock of goods or quits the business, his or her successor or assign shall withhold from the purchase price an amount sufficient to cover that amount until the former owner produces a receipt from the board showing that it has been paid or a certificate stating that no amount is due.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 912, Sec. 17. Effective September 28, 1994. Operative July 1, 1995, by Sec. 26 of Ch. 912.)

60472.
  

(a) If the purchaser of a business or stock of goods fails to withhold the purchase price as required, he or she becomes personally liable for the payment of the amount required to be withheld by him or her to the extent of the purchase price valued in money.

(b) (1) Within 60 days after the latest of the dates specified in paragraph (2), the board shall either issue the certificate or mail notice to the purchaser at his or her address as it appears on the records of the board of the amount that is required to be paid as a condition of issuing the certificate.

(2) For purposes of paragraph (1), the latest of the following dates shall apply:

(A) The date the board receives a written request from the purchaser for a certificate.

(B) The date the former owner’s records are made available for audit.

(c) Failure of the board to mail the notice referred to in subdivision (b) shall release the purchaser from any further obligation to withhold from the purchase price under this article. The last day upon which the obligation of the successor may be enforced shall be no later than three years after the date the board is notified of the purchase of the business or stock of goods.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 76, Sec. 13. Effective July 16, 1997.)

60473.
  

The certificate may be issued after the payment of all amounts due under this part, according to the records of the board as of the date of the certificate, or after the payment of the amounts is secured to the satisfaction of the board.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 912, Sec. 17. Effective September 28, 1994. Operative July 1, 1995, by Sec. 26 of Ch. 912.)

60474.
  

The obligation of the successor shall be enforced by serving a notice of successor liability on the person. The notice shall be served in the manner prescribed for service of a notice of a deficiency determination, not later than three years after the date the board is notified of the purchase of the business or stock of goods. The successor may petition for reconsideration in the manner provided in Article 5 (commencing with Section 60350) of Chapter 6. The notice shall become final and the amount due and payable in the manner provided in that article except that no additional penalty shall apply if not paid when due and payable. This chapter, with respect to the collection of any amount required to be paid under this part, shall apply when the notice becomes final.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 912, Sec. 17. Effective September 28, 1994. Operative July 1, 1995, by Sec. 26 of Ch. 912.)

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