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Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2022

Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Law

Revenue and Taxation Code

Division 2. Other Taxes
Part 2. Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Law

Chapter 5. Determinations and Payments.1

Article 1. Returns, Reports, and Payments

Section 7657

7657. Excusable delay. (a) If the board finds that a person's failure to make a timely report, return, or payment is due to reasonable cause and circumstances beyond the person's control, and occurred notwithstanding the exercise of ordinary care and the absence of willful neglect, the person may be relieved of the penalty provided by Sections 7655, 7659.5, 7659.6, 7659.9, 7660, 7705, and 7713.

(b) Except as provided in subdivision (c), any person seeking to be relieved of the penalty shall file with the board a statement under penalty of perjury setting forth the facts upon which he or she bases his or her claim for relief.

(c) The board shall establish criteria that provide for efficient resolution of requests for relief pursuant to this section.

History—Stats. 2001, Ch. 429 (AB 309), operative January 1, 2002, lettered the former sole paragraph as subdivision (a); deleted "7654," after "provided by Sections" and added "7659.9" after "7659.6," in subdivision (a); deleted former second paragraph; and added subdivisions (b) and (c).

1Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1053 (AB 2114), operative January 1, 2002.