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California Laws | Revenue and Taxation Code

30479. If any retailer, as defined in Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001) of this division, is convicted under any provision of this part and has any previous conviction within a 10-year period under this part, the State Board of Equalization shall revoke all permits issued to such person under the Sales and Use Tax Law for a period of one year. (24252)

30480. Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, any person who violates this part with intent to defeat or evade the determination of an amount due required by law to be made is guilty of a felony when the amount of tax liability aggregates twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more in any 12-consecutive-month period. The determination shall be approved by the executive director or his or her designee. Each offense shall be punished by a fine of not less than five thousand dollars ($5,000) and not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or imprisonment for 16 months, two years, or three years, or by both the fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court. (24253)

30481. Any prosecution for violation of any of the penal provisions of this part shall be instituted within six years after commission of the offense. (24254)

30482. Any person convicted of a crime under this part may be charged the costs of investigation and prosecution at the discretion of the court. (24255)

All moneys remitted to the board under this part shall be transmitted to the Treasurer who shall deposit it into the State Treasury and credit it to the Cigarette Tax Fund. (24256)



32001. This part is known and may be cited as the "Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law." (24259)

32002. Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions set forth in this chapter and those in Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 23000) of Division 9 of the Business and Professions Code govern the construction of this part. (24260)

32003. "Sale," as used in Sections 32151 and 32201 of this code, includes, in addition to the definition in Section 23025 of the Business and Professions Code, the transaction whereby alcoholic beverages are transferred, with or without consideration, by a licensee holding one type of license to himself for purposes of sale under a retailer's license held by him or to any person for any purpose; and the transaction whereby alcoholic beverages are transferred, with or without consideration, by a customs broker to any person within this State except a licensed importer. (24261)

32004. "Tax," as used in this part, except in Chapters 4 (commencing with Section 32151) and 5 (commencing with Section 32201), means the excise tax imposed by this part on beer or wine or on distilled spirits. (24262)

32005. "Taxpayer," means a person liable for the payment of a tax pursuant to this part. (24263)

32006. The provisions of this part insofar as they are substantially the same as existing provisions of law relating to the same subject matter shall be construed as restatements and continuations and not as new enactments. (24264)

32007. Any action or proceeding commenced before this part takes effect, or any right accrued, is not affected by this part, but all procedure taken shall conform to the provisions of this part as far as possible. (24265)

32010. The taxes imposed by this part are in lieu of all county, municipal, or district taxes on the sale of beer, wine, or distilled spirits. (24266)

This section does not prohibit the application of Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001), Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 7200) or Part 1.6 (commencing with Section 7251) to the sale, storage, use or other consumption of beer, wine, or distilled spirits. (24267)

CHAPTER 2. GENERAL EXEMPTIONS (32051-32054) (24268)(Text)

32051. Alcoholic beverages in continuous transit through this State are exempt from the provisions of this part only while in continuous transit through this State in the possession or custody of common carriers. The board may require affidavits of any person on forms prescribed by the board and may require any such shipments to be checked in and checked out at the boundaries of the State. Any person refusing to make the affidavits required or refusing to check in or check out the alcoholic beverages is guilty of a misdemeanor. (24269)

32052. No tax shall be imposed upon the sale of alcohol, distilled spirits, or wine by distilled spirits manufacturers, brandy manufacturers, rectifiers, industrial alcohol dealers, or wine growers for use in the trades, professions, or industries, but not for beverage use. Complete information concerning sales of distilled spirits or wine for use in trades, professions, or industries by persons holding industrial alcohol dealers' licenses, distilled spirits manufacturers' licenses, brandy manufacturers' licenses, rectifiers' licenses, and wine growers' licenses shall be reported to the board each month by such licensees on forms prescribed by the board. (24270)

32053. Except as provided in Section 23113 of the Business and Professions Code, alcohol or other distilled spirits sold for the uses mentioned in Sections 23111 and 23112 of that code may be sold free of the tax imposed by this part only when sold in packages of a capacity of larger than one gallon. (24271)

32054. No tax shall be imposed upon the sale of alcoholic beverages by a licensee in this State to a common carrier or to a person licensed to sell alcoholic beverages on boats, trains, or airplanes operated by a common carrier when the alcoholic beverages are to be used without this State; nor in such case need the common carrier procure a license for purposes of purchasing alcoholic beverages from a licensed manufacturer, wine grower, rectifier, importer, or wholesaler. (24272)

CHAPTER 3. REGISTRATION AND BONDS (32101-32111) (24273)(Text)

32101. The issuance of any manufacturer's, winegrower's, wine blender's, distilled spirits manufacturer's agent's, rectifier's, wholesaler's, importer's, customs broker's license, or wine direct shipper permit under Division 9 (commencing with Section 23000) of the Business and Professions Code shall constitute the registration of the person to whom the license or permit is issued as a taxpayer under this part. Upon the issuance of any of these licenses the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control shall furnish a copy thereof to the board. (24274)

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