Underground Storage Tank Maintenance Fee
On August 12, 2019, your permit, license and/or account will move into the new CDTFA online services system. For more information on our online service enhancements, see Special Notice L-598. This change may require customers or agents to create a Username and Password for the new system on and after August 12, 2019.
If you already have a Username and Password to log in and file your return for a Sales and Use Tax, eWaste, and/or Tire Fee account, no additional action is required as you will be able to view all your accounts in the new system on and after August 12, 2019. If you currently use the online services system to file your returns for any of the accounts above and have not yet created your Username or Password, please go to our Login webpage and click on Sign Up Now to start the enrollment process. For video instructions, visit our tutorials page on our website.
Due to our system upgrade, the last day to file a return online or warehouse a payment is August 6, 2019. Please note: Cigarette distributor or manufacturer returns must be submitted no later than 6:00 a.m. (Pacific time) on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, in order to be processed. You will not be able to file a return online or warehouse a payment in the existing system after August 6, 2019. Functionality for these services will be available in our new system beginning August 12, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. (Pacific time).
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, in cooperation with the State Water Resources Control Board, administers this fee to provide revenue for the Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund in the General Fund. The fee is collected from the owner of an underground storage tank based on the number of gallons of petroleum placed in the tank during the reporting period.
- Revisions to the Underground Storage Tank Maintenance Fee Return and Launch of New Online Filling Effective August 12, 2019
- Underground Storage Tank Maintenance Fee Law
- Underground Storage Tank Maintenance Fee Regulations
- Underground Storage Tank Permit Verification – Video Camera Icon
If you have questions regarding this program or need to register with the CDTFA, please contact Special Taxes and Fees at the following address or telephone number:
Special Taxes and Fees, MIC: 88
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
PO Box 942879
Sacramento, CA 94279-0088