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California Laws | Revenue and Taxation Code
DIVISION 2. OTHER TAXES
PART 18.5. TIMBER YIELD TAX

(b) In the case of a credit, to the same date as that to which interest is computed on the tax or amount against which the credit is applied. (25178)

38607. (a) If the board determines that any overpayment has been made intentionally or by reason of carelessness, it shall not allow any interest thereon. (25179)

(b) If any person who has filed a claim for refund requests the board to defer action on the claim, the board, as a condition to deferring action, may require the claimant to waive interest for the period during which the person requests the board to defer action on the claim. (25180)

Article 2. Suit for Refund (38611-38617) (25181)(Text)

38611. No injunction or writ of mandate or other legal or equitable process shall issue in any suit, action, or proceeding in any court against this state or against any officer of the state to prevent or enjoin the collection under this part of any tax or any amount of tax required to be collected. (25182)

38612. No suit or proceeding shall be maintained in any court for the recovery of any amount alleged to have been erroneously or illegally determined or collected unless a claim for refund or credit has been duly filed pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 38601). (25183)

38613. Within 90 days after the mailing of the notice of the board' s action upon a claim filed pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 38601), the claimant may bring an action against the board on the grounds set forth in the claim in a court of competent jurisdiction in any city or city and county of this state in which the Attorney General has an office for the recovery of the whole or any part of the amount with respect to which the claim has been disallowed. (25184)

Failure to bring action within the time specified constitutes a waiver of any demand against the state on account of alleged overpayments. (25185)

38614. If the board fails to mail notice of action on a claim within six months after the claim is filed, the claimant may, prior to the mailing of notice by the board of its action on the claim, consider the claim disallowed and bring an action against the board on the grounds set forth in the claim for the recovery of the whole or any part of the amount claimed as an overpayment. (25186)

38615. If judgment is rendered for the plaintiff, the amount of the judgment shall first be credited on any timber yield tax or timber reserve fund tax due and payable from the plaintiff. The balance of the judgment shall be refunded to the plaintiff. (25187)

38616. In any judgment, interest shall be allowed at the adjusted annual rate established pursuant to Section 19521 upon the amount found to have been illegally collected from the date of payment of the amount to the date of allowance of credit on account of the judgment or to a date preceding the date of the refund warrant by not more than 30 days, the date to be determined by the board. (25188)

38617. A judgment shall not be rendered in favor of the plaintiff in any action brought against the board to recover any amount paid when the action is brought by or in the name of an assignee of the person paying the amount or by any person other than the person who paid the amount. (25189)

Article 3. Recovery of Erroneous Refunds (38621-38624) (25190)(Text)

38621. (a) The Controller may recover any refund or part thereof that is erroneously made and any credit or part thereof that is erroneously allowed in an action brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the County of Sacramento in the name of the people of the State of California. (25191)

(b) As an alternative to subdivision (a), the board may recover any refund or part thereof that is erroneously made and any credit or part thereof that is erroneously allowed pursuant to this part. In recovering any erroneous refunds or credits, the board, in its discretion, may issue a deficiency determination in accordance with Article 2 (commencing with Section 38411) or Article 4 (commencing with Section 38431) of Chapter 5. Except in the case of fraud, the determination shall be made within three years from the date of the Controller's warrant or date of credit. (25192)

38622. The action shall be tried in the County of Sacramento unless the court with the consent of the Attorney General orders a change of place of trial. (25193)

38623. The Attorney General shall prosecute the action, and the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure relating to service of summons, pleadings, proofs, trials, and appeals are applicable to the proceedings. (25194)

38624. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, if the board finds that neither the person liable for payment of tax nor any party related to that person has in any way caused an erroneous refund for which an action for recovery is provided under Section 38621, no interest shall be imposed on the amount of that erroneous refund until 30 days after the date on which the board mails a notice of determination for repayment of the erroneous refund to the person. The act of filing a claim for refund shall not be considered as causing the erroneous refund. (25195)

(b) This section shall be operative for any action for recovery under Section 38621 on or after January 1, 2000. (25196)

Article 4. Cancellations (38631) (25197)(Text)

38631. If any amount has been illegally determined either by the person filing the return or by the board, the board shall set forth that fact in its records, certify the amount determined to be in excess of the amount legally due and the person against whom the determination was made, and authorize the cancellation of the amount upon the records of the board. Any proposed determination by the board pursuant to this section with respect to an amount in excess of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) shall be available as a public record for at least 10 days prior to the effective date of that determination. (25198)

CHAPTER 8. ADMINISTRATION (38701-38800) (25199)(Text)

38701. The board shall enforce the provisions of this part and may prescribe, adopt, and enforce rules and regulations relating to the application, administration and enforcement of this part. The board may prescribe the extent to which any ruling or regulation shall be applied without retroactive effect. (25200)

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