Laws, Regulations and Annotations


Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2022

Sales And Use Tax Law

Revenue and Taxation Code

Division 2. Other Taxes
Part 1. Sales and Use Taxes
Chapter 5. Determinations

Article 6. Interest and Penalties

Section 6593.5

6593.5. Relief of interest. (a) The board, in its discretion, may relieve all or any part of the interest imposed on a person by this part under the following circumstances:

(1) Where the failure to pay tax is due in whole or in part to an unreasonable error or delay by an employee of the board acting in his or her official capacity.

(2) Where failure to pay use tax on a vehicle or vessel registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles was the direct result of an error by the Department of Motor Vehicles in calculating the use tax.

(b) For purposes of this section, an error or delay shall be deemed to have occurred only if no significant aspect of the error or delay is attributable to an act of, or a failure to act by, the taxpayer.

(c) Any person seeking relief under this section shall file with the board a statement under penalty of perjury setting forth the facts on which the claim for relief is based and any other information which the board may require.

(d) The board may grant relief only for interest imposed on tax liabilities that arise during taxable periods commencing on or after July 1, 1999.

History—Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 612, in effect January 1, 1999. Stats. 2001, Ch. 251 (AB 1123), in effect January 1, 2002, substituted "this part" for "Sections 6480.4, 6480.8, 6513, 6591, and 6592.5" after "a person by" in subdivision (a).