Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2019
Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Law
CHAPTER 5. COLLECTION OF TAX.
Article 2. Priority and Lien of Tax
30321. Priority of lien. The amounts required to be paid by any person under this part together with interest and penalties shall be satisfied first in any of the following cases:
(a) Whenever the person is insolvent.
(b) Whenever the person makes a voluntary assignment of his assets.
(c) Whenever the estate of the person in the hands of executors, administrators, or heirs is insufficient to pay all the debts due from the deceased.
(d) Whenever the estate and effects of an absconding, concealed, or absent person required to pay any amount under this part are levied upon by process of law.
This section does not give the state a preference over any lien or security interest which was recorded or perfected prior to the time when the state records or files its lien as provided in Section 7171 of the Government Code.
The preference given to the state by this section shall be subordinate to the preferences given to claims for personal services by Sections 1204 and 1206 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
History.—Stats. 1977, Ch. 481, operative July 1, 1978, in next to the last paragraph, deleted "any recorded lien which attached prior to the date when the amounts required to be paid became a lien." following "preference over" and substituted the above language. Stats. 1979, Ch. 373, effective January 1, 1980, changed "1026" to "1206" in (d). Stats. 1980, Ch. 600, operative January 1, 1981, substituted "as provided in Section 7171 of the Government Code" for "pursuant to subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 30322".