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California Laws | Revenue and Taxation Code
DIVISION 2. OTHER TAXES
PART 1. SALES AND USE TAXES

6423. (a) A purchaser certifying under subparagraph (B) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (c) of Section 6011 or subparagraph (B) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (c) of Section 6012 that he or she is entitled to either a direct refund or credit against his or her income tax for the federal excise tax paid shall do so in a form prescribed by the board. (7585)

(b) If the purchaser provides the certificate referred to in subdivision (a) and uses the fuel in a manner that does not entitle the purchaser to a direct refund or credit against his or her income tax for the federal excise tax paid or if the purchaser does not receive such a refund or credit, the purchaser shall be liable for sales or use tax measured by the amount of federal excise tax paid to the extent the seller has not remitted sales or use tax measured by that amount. The certificate shall relieve the seller from liability for any sales or use tax due only if it is taken in good faith. (7586)

(c) Any person, including any officer or employee of a corporation, who certifies under subparagraph (B) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (c) of Section 6011 or subparagraph (B) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (c) of Section 6012 that he or she is entitled to either a direct refund or credit against his or her income tax for the federal excise tax paid on fuel when that person knows at the time of purchase that he or she shall not be entitled to the refund or credit is liable to the state for the amount of sales or use tax that would be due if he or she had not so certified. In addition to the tax, interest, and other penalties, the person shall be liable to the state for a penalty of 10 percent of the tax or five hundred dollars ($500), whichever is greater, for purchases made for personal gain or to evade payment of taxes. (7587)

(d) Any person, including any officer or employee of a corporation, who, for the purpose of evading payment to the seller of a portion of the tax applicable to the transaction, certifies under subparagraph (B) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (c) of Section 6011 or subparagraph (B) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (c) of Section 6012 that he or she is entitled to either a direct refund or credit against his or her income tax for the federal excise tax paid on fuel when that person knows at the time of purchase that he or she is not entitled to such a refund or credit is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as provided in Section 7153. (7588)

CHAPTER 5. DETERMINATIONS (7589)(Text)

Article 1. Returns and Payments (6451-6459) (7590)(Text)

6451. The taxes imposed by this part are due and payable to the board quarterly on or before the last day of the month next succeeding each quarterly period. (7591)

6452. (a) On or before the last day of the month following each quarterly period of three months, a return for the preceding quarterly period shall be filed with the board in the form as prescribed by the board, which may include, but not be limited to, electronic media. Returns shall be authenticated in a form or pursuant to methods as may be prescribed by the board. (7592)

(b) For purposes of the sales tax, a return shall be filed by every seller and also by every person who is liable for the sales tax under this part. For purposes of the use tax, a return shall be filed by every retailer engaged in business in this state and by every person purchasing tangible personal property, the storage, use, or other consumption of which is subject to the use tax, who has not paid the use tax due to a retailer required to collect the tax. (7593)

(c) Any retailer or other person who fails or refuses to furnish any return required to be made, or who fails or refuses to furnish a supplemental return or other data required by the board, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as provided in Section 7153. (7594)

6452.1. (a) Notwithstanding Section 6451, every person that purchases tangible personal property, the storage, use, or other consumption of which is subject to qualified use tax, as defined in subdivision (d), that is otherwise required to report and remit that tax pursuant to this part, may elect to report and remit qualified use tax on an acceptable tax return. (7595)

(b) (1) A person that reports qualified use tax on an acceptable tax return is deemed to have made the election authorized by this section. (7596)

(2) (A) In the case of a married individual filing a separate California personal income tax return, an election may be made to report either one-half of the qualified use tax or the entire qualified use tax on his or her separate California personal income tax return. (7597)

(B) If an individual elects to report one-half of the qualified use tax, that election will not be binding with respect to the remaining one-half of the qualified use tax owed by that individual and that individual's spouse. (7598)

(c) An election to report qualified use tax on an acceptable tax return shall be irrevocable. An acceptable tax return that contains use tax shall be considered a tax return for purposes of this part. (7599)

(d) For purposes of this section: (7600)

(1) "Acceptable tax return" means a timely filed original return that is filed pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 18501), Article 2 (commencing with Section 18601), Section 18633, Section 18633.5 of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 18501) of Part 10.2, or Article 3 (commencing with Section 23771) of Chapter 4 of Part 11. (7601)

(2) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), "qualified use tax" means either of the following: (7602)

(i) For one or more single nonbusiness purchases of individual items of tangible personal property each with a sales price of less than one thousand dollars ($1,000), either of the following: (7603)

(I) The use tax imposed under this part, Article XIII of the California Constitution, in conformity with the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law (Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 7200)), or in accordance with the Transactions and Use Tax Law (Part 1.6 (commencing with Section 7251)) that has not been paid to a retailer holding a seller's permit or certificate of registration-use tax. (7604)

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