News Release
For Immediate Release
August 6, 2018
NR 18-38
Contact: Office of Public Affairs

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
Offers Tax Relief for Businesses Impacted by Wildfires

Sacramento – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has issued emergency proclamations for Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Napa, and Shasta counties due to the effects of the Carr Fire, Ferguson Fire, River Fire, Ranch Fire, and Steele Fire. Business owners and tax and fee payers affected by the fires may request extensions to file their returns and ask for relief from penalties and/or interest for some taxes and fees.

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 online. For assistance, tax and fee payers may call the CDTFA 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).

Programs Programs
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
Cannabis Excise and Cultivation Taxes  

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.