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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 6 amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1209. )

CHAPTER 2. Assessments [11251 - 11354]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 41. )

ARTICLE 2. Reports [11271 - 11273]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 41. )


(a) Every person whose private railroad cars are operated upon the railroads in this state at any time during a calendar year shall file with the board on or before April 30 a report under oath setting forth specifically the information prescribed by the board to enable it to make the assessment required in this part.

(b) In the case of a corporate owner of property, the property statement shall be signed either by an officer of the corporation or by an employee or agent who has been designated in writing by the board of directors to sign such report on behalf of the corporation.

(Amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1209.)


The board for good cause may extend for not to exceed 30 days the time for making a report, provided a written request is filed with the board prior to the period for which the extension may be granted.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 54.)


If any person required to file a report fails to file it on or before April 30 or at the time as extended by the board, a penalty of 10 percent of the assessed value shall be added to the assessment.

If the assessee establishes to the satisfaction of the board that the failure to file the property statement timely was due to a reasonable cause and occurred notwithstanding the exercise of ordinary care and the absence of willful neglect, the board shall order the penalty abated, provided the assessee has filed with the board written application for abatement of the penalty within the time prescribed by law for filing a petition for reassessment.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 664, Sec. 199. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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