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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 6. PRIVATE RAILROAD CAR TAX [11201 - 11702]

  ( Heading of Part 6 amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1209. )

CHAPTER 4. Collection of Tax [11451 - 11534]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 41. )

ARTICLE 6. Payment on Termination of Business and Successor’s Liability [11521 - 11524]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 498, Sec. 20. )

11521.
  

If any person liable for any amount under this part sells his or her business or quits the business, the person’s successors or assigns shall withhold a sufficient amount of the purchase price to cover the amount due 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. 1987, Ch. 498, Sec. 20.)

11522.
  

If the purchaser of a business fails to withhold a sufficient amount of the purchase price as required, the purchaser 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. Within 60 days after receiving a written request from the purchaser for a certificate, or within 60 days from the date the former owner’s records are made available for audit, whichever period expires later, but in any event not later than 90 days after receiving the request, or 90 days from the date of the sale of the business, whichever period expires later, 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 must be paid as a condition of issuing the certificate. Failure of the board to mail the notice will release the purchaser from any further obligation to withhold from the purchase price as provided in this article. The last date upon which the obligation of the successor may be enforced shall be not later than three years after the date the board is notified of the purchase of the business.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 236, Sec. 14. Effective July 29, 1991.)

11523.
  

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. 1987, Ch. 498, Sec. 20.)

11524.
  

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 assessment, not later than three years after the date the board is notified of the purchase of the business. The successor may petition for reconsideration in the manner provided in Article 5 (commencing with Section 11336) of Chapter 2. 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. The provisions of this chapter with respect to the collection of any amount required to be paid under this part shall apply when the notice becomes final.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 236, Sec. 15. Effective July 29, 1991.)

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