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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 2. OTHER TAXES [6001 - 61045]

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

PART 7. INSURANCE TAXATION [12001 - 13170]

  ( Part 7 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 113. )

CHAPTER 5. Payment and Collection [12601 - 12691]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 113. )

ARTICLE 1. Generally [12601 - 12602]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 113. )

12601.
  

(a) Amounts of taxes, interest, and penalties not remitted to the commissioner with the original return of the insurer shall be payable to the Controller.

(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2013.

(Repealed (in Sec. 90) and added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 33, Sec. 91. (SB 78) Effective June 27, 2013. Section operative July 1, 2013, by its own provisions.)

12602.
  

(a) On and after January 1, 1994, and before January 1, 1995, each insurer whose annual taxes exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) shall make payment by electronic funds transfer, as defined by Section 45 of the Insurance Code. On and after January 1, 1995, each insurer whose annual taxes exceed twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) shall make payment by electronic funds transfer. The insurer shall choose one of the acceptable methods described in Section 45 of the Insurance Code for completing the electronic funds transfer.

(b) Payment shall be deemed complete on the date the electronic funds transfer is initiated, if settlement to the state’s demand account occurs on or before the banking day following the date the transfer is initiated. If settlement to the state’s demand account does not occur on or before the banking day following the date the transfer is initiated, payment shall be deemed to occur on the date settlement occurs.

(c) (1) Any insurer required to remit taxes by electronic funds transfer pursuant to this section that remits those taxes by means other than an appropriate electronic funds transfer, shall be assessed a penalty in an amount equal to 10 percent of the taxes due at the time of the payment.

(2) If the Department of Insurance finds that an insurer’s failure to make payment by an appropriate electronic funds transfer in accordance with subdivision (a) is due to reasonable cause or circumstances beyond the insurer’s control, and occurred notwithstanding the exercise of ordinary care and in the absence of willful neglect, that insurer shall be relieved of the penalty provided in paragraph (1).

(3) Any insurer seeking to be relieved of the penalty provided in paragraph (1) shall file with the Department of Insurance a statement under penalty of perjury setting forth the facts upon which the claim for relief is based.

(d) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2013.

(Repealed (in Sec. 93) and added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 33, Sec. 94. (SB 78) Effective June 27, 2013. Section operative July 1, 2013, by its own provisions.)

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