News Release
For Immediate Release
October 12, 2017
NR 17-19
Contact: Office of Public Affairs

CDTFA Offers Tax Relief for Businesses Impacted by Fires

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) is offering tax relief to those impacted by the fires throughout the state.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Solano, Sonoma, and Yuba counties due to the effects of multiple fires, including the Atlas, Canyon, Cascade, Cherokee, LaPorte, Lobo, Potter, Sulphur, and Tubbs fires. Business owners and other tax and fee payers affected by these fires may request extensions to file returns and relief from penalties and/or interest.

Tax and fee payers for the programs below can request relief from penalties and/or interest and ask for an extension of time to file their tax or fee returns either by visiting our website or by calling CDTFA's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-800-400-7115 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time), excluding state holidays.

  • Sales and Use Taxes
  • Oil Spill Response and Administration Fee
  • Lead-Acid Battery Fee
  • Lumber Products Assessment
  • Underground Storage Tank Maintenance Fee
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Fee
  • Natural Gas Surcharge
  • Integrated Waste Management Fee
  • Energy Resources Surcharge
  • Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Fee
  • Emergency Telephone Users Surcharge
  • Covered Electronic Waste Recycling (eWaste) Fee
  • Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Taxes and Licensing
  • Marine Invasive Species Fee (Ballast Water Management Fee)
  • Water Rights Fee
  • California Tire Fee
  • Fuel Taxes (Diesel Fuel Tax, Interstate User Tax, Use Fuel Tax, Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax, Jet Fuel Tax)
  • Hazardous Substances Fees (Environmental Fee, Generator Fee, Disposal Fee, Facility Fee)
  • Mobile Telephony Surcharge
  • Timber Yield Tax

Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation, and is not considered written advice that may be relied on, pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 18, sections 1705 and 4902. Changes in tax law or regulations may have occurred since the time this news release was written. If there is a conflict between the text of this news release and the law, decisions will be based upon the law and not this news release. For specific help, please contact the CDTFA at 1-800-400-7115.