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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 7. Cancellations and Refunds [12951 - 12984]

  ( Heading of Chapter 7 amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 740. )

ARTICLE 2. Refund or Credit for Collected Taxes [12977 - 12984]
  ( Heading of Article 2 amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 740. )

12977.
  

(a) If the board determines that any tax, interest, or penalty has been paid more than once or has been erroneously or illegally collected or computed, the board shall set forth that fact in its records of the board, certify the amount of the taxes, interest, or penalties collected in excess of what was legally due, and from whom they were collected or by whom paid, and certify the excess to the Controller for credit or refund.

(b) The Controller upon receipt of a certification for credit or refund shall credit the excess on any amounts then due and payable from the insurer or surplus line broker under this part and refund the balance.

(c) Any proposed determination by the board pursuant to this section with respect to an amount in excess of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) shall be available as a public record for at least 10 days prior to the effective date of that determination.

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

(Repealed (in Sec. 120) and added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 33, Sec. 121. (SB 78) Effective June 27, 2013. Section operative July 1, 2013, by its own provisions.)

12978.
  

No credit or refund shall be allowed or approved after four years after April 1st of the year following the year for which the overpayment was made, or with respect to a deficiency assessment made under Article 3 (commencing with Section 12421) of Chapter 4 after six months from the date the deficiency assessment becomes final, or after six months from the date of the overpayment, whichever period expires the later, unless a claim therefor is filed with the commissioner or the board within that period.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 454, Sec. 153.)

12979.
  

Every claim for refund or credit shall be in writing and shall state the specific grounds upon which it is founded.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 740.)

12980.
  

Failure to file a claim for refund or credit within the time prescribed in this article constitutes a waiver of any demand against the State on account of overpayment.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 740.)

12981.
  

Within 30 days after disallowing any claim for refund or credit in whole or in part the board shall mail notice of its action to the claimant at its address as it appears in the records of the board.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 740.)

12982.
  

If the claim for refund or credit is presented to the commissioner he shall forthwith transmit it to the board, together with a statement of any information he may have concerning the subject of the claim.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 740.)

12983.
  

(a) Interest shall be allowed upon the amount of any overpayment of tax by an insurer pursuant to this part at the modified adjusted rate per month established pursuant to Section 6591.5, from the first day of the monthly period following the period during which the overpayment was made. For purposes of this section, “monthly period” means the month commencing on the day after the due date of the payment through the same date as the due date in each successive month. In addition, a refund or credit shall be made of any interest imposed upon the claimant with respect to the amount being refunded or credited.

(b) The interest shall be paid as follows:

(1) In the case of a refund, to the last day of the calendar month following the date upon which the claimant is notified in writing that a claim may be filed or the date upon which the claim is approved by the board, whichever date is the earlier.

(2) In the case of a credit, to the same date as that to which interest is computed on the tax or amount against which the credit is applied.

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

(Repealed (in Sec. 123) and added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 33, Sec. 124. (SB 78) Effective June 27, 2013. Section operative July 1, 2013, by its own provisions.)

12983.1.
  

Interest shall be allowed upon the amount of any overpayment of tax by a surplus line broker pursuant to this part at the rate of 1 percent per calendar month or fraction thereof, from the first day of the monthly period following the period during which the overpayment was made. For purposes of this section, “monthly period” means the month commencing on the day after the due date of the payment through the same date as the due date in each successive month. In addition, a refund or credit shall be made of any interest imposed upon the claimant with respect to the amount being refunded or credited.

The interest shall be paid as follows:

(a) In the case of a refund, to the last day of the calendar month following the date upon which the claimant is notified in writing that a claim may be filed or the date upon which the claim is approved by the board, whichever date is the earlier.

(b) In the case of a credit, to the same date as that to which interest is computed on the tax or amount against which the credit is applied.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 721, Sec. 22. Effective January 1, 1996.)

12983.5.
  

If any overpayment of taxes imposed by this part is refunded or credited within 90 days after the due date of the tax for the year for which the overpayment was made, no interest shall be allowed on that overpayment.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 327, Sec. 167. Effective June 30, 1982.)

12984.
  

(a) If the board determines that any overpayment has been made intentionally or made not incident to a bona fide and orderly discharge of a liability reasonably assumed by the insurer or surplus line broker to be imposed by law, no interest shall be allowed on the overpayment.

(b) If any insurer or surplus line broker which has filed a claim for refund requests the board to defer action on its claim, the board, as a condition to deferring action, may require the claimant to waive interest for the period during which the insurer or surplus line broker requests the board to defer action on the claim.

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

(Repealed (in Sec. 126) and added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 33, Sec. 127. (SB 78) Effective June 27, 2013. Section operative July 1, 2013, by its own provisions.)

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