For Immediate Release
July 29, 2022
Contact: Yating Campbell
Office of Public Affairs
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Offers
Tax Relief for Businesses Impacted by Wildfire
Sacramento – Business owners and taxpayers affected by the Oak Fire in Mariposa County are eligible for emergency tax or fee relief from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA).
“We are here to help California businesses by offering tax and fee relief in the wake of this fire and all natural disasters,” said CDTFA Director Nick Maduros.
As a result of an emergency proclamation issued by Governor Gavin Newsom for Mariposa County, taxpayers affected by the wildfire may request:
- Extensions to file returns: An extension of up to three months to file and pay taxes or fees is available for most CDTFA-administered programs.
- Relief from interest and penalties: Relief from interest and penalties may be provided to people unable to file their returns and pay taxes and fees when they are due.
- Copies of CDTFA records: Taxpayers who need to obtain copies of CDTFA tax records can receive replacements free of charge.
- Updated account information: This may include changing an address, opening or closing a business location, or obtaining a copy of a seller's permit or license.
CDTFA provides these services free of charge. Information regarding relief requests is also available in various languages online, via videos in English and Spanish, and on CDTFA's Online Services webpage. More information is available on our State of Emergency Tax Relief webpage.
Customer Service Center representatives are also ready to assist those affected by the fire by calling toll-free at 1-800-400-7115 (CRS:711), Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time), except on state holidays.
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) administers California's sales and use, fuel, tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis taxes, as well as a variety of other taxes and fees that fund specific state programs. CDTFA-administered programs account for more than $81 billion annually, which in turn supports essential local services such as transportation, public safety and health, libraries, schools, social services, and natural resource management programs through the distribution of tax dollars going directly to local communities.