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California Laws | Revenue and Taxation Code
DIVISION 2. OTHER TAXES
PART 2. MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL TAX LAW

(b) A penalty of 25 percent of the amount of tax or five hundred dollars ($500), whichever is greater, shall be added to the tax. (9599)

(c) If both the penalty specified in this section and in Section 7405 are otherwise applicable, only the penalty totaling the greatest amount shall be imposed, and, the penalty specified in this section shall be imposed only if the amount of penalty exceeds any other applicable penalty. (9600)

(d) Where the board determines that the sale, delivery into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle fuel-powered highway vehicle, or sale and delivery into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle fuel-powered highway vehicle of untaxed motor vehicle fuel was due to reasonable cause and circumstances beyond the person's control, and occurred notwithstanding the exercise of ordinary care and the absence of willful neglect, the person may be relieved of the penalty. A person seeking to be relieved of the penalty shall file with the board a statement under penalty of perjury setting forth the facts upon which the request for relief is based. (9601)

(e) All administrative provisions contained in this part that apply to a supplier shall also be applicable to a highway vehicle operator/fueler. (9602)

7728. The board shall file a copy of this jeopardy determination with the Controller who shall forthwith collect the tax, penalty, and interest due from the unlicensed supplier by seizure and sale of property in the manner prescribed for the collection of a delinquent monthly tax. (9603)

7729. At the request of the Controller, the Attorney General shall commence and prosecute to final determination an action at law to collect the tax, penalty, and interest, or any part thereof, determined against an unlicensed supplier. (9604)

7730. In the suit, a copy of the jeopardy determination certified by the secretary of the board or by the Controller, shall be prima facie evidence that the unlicensed supplier is indebted to the state in the amount of the tax, penalties, and interest computed as prescribed by Section 7706. (9605)

7731. The foregoing remedies of the state are cumulative. (9606)

7732. No action taken pursuant to this article relieves the unlicensed supplier or a highway vehicle operator/fueler in any manner from the penal provisions of this part. (9607)

CHAPTER 6. COLLECTION OF TAX (9608)(Text)

Article 1. Security for Tax (7851-7855) (9609)(Text)

7851. If any supplier is delinquent in the payment of his or her tax, or in the event a determination has been made against him or her which remains unpaid, the Controller may, not later than 10 years after the payment became delinquent, or within 10 years after the last recording or filing of a notice of state tax lien under Section 7171 of the Government Code, give notice thereof personally or by first-class mail to all persons, including any officer or department of the state or any political subdivision or agency of the state, having in their possession or under their control any credits or other personal property belonging to the supplier, or owing any debts to the supplier. In the case of any state officer, department or agency, the notice shall be given to such officer, department or agency prior to the time it presents the claim of the delinquent taxpayer to the Controller. (9610)

7852. After receiving the notice the persons so notified shall neither transfer nor make other disposition of the credits, other personal property, or debts in their possession or under their control at the time they receive the notice until the Controller consents to a transfer or disposition or until 60 days elapse after the receipt of the notice, whichever period expires the earlier. (9611)

7853. All persons so notified shall forthwith after receipt of the notice advise the Controller of all credits, other personal property, or debts in their possession, under their control, or owing by them. If such notice seeks to prevent the transfer or other disposition of a deposit in a bank or other credits or personal property in the possession or under the control of a bank, the notice to be effective shall state the amount, interest and penalty due from the person and shall be delivered or mailed to the branch or office of such bank at which such deposit is carried or at which such credits or personal property is held. Notwithstanding any other provision, with respect to a deposit in a bank or other credits or personal property in the possession or under the control of a bank, the notice shall only be effective with respect to an amount not in excess of two times the amount, interest and penalty due from the person. (9612)

7854. If, during the effective period of the notice to withhold, any person so notified makes any transfer or disposition of the property or debts required to be withheld, to the extent of the value of the property or the amount of the debts thus transferred or paid, he shall be liable to the State for any indebtedness due under this part from the person with respect to whose obligation the notice was given if solely by reason of such transfer or disposition the State is unable to recover the indebtedness of the person with respect to whose obligation the notice was given. (9613)

7855. (a) The Controller may, by notice of levy served personally or by first-class mail, require all persons having in their possession, or under their control, any payments, credits other than payments, or personal property belonging to a supplier or other person liable for any amount under this part to withhold from these credits or other personal property the amount of any tax, interest, or penalties due from the supplier or other person, or the amount of any liability incurred by them under this part, and to transmit the amount withheld to the Controller at the time it may designate. The notice of levy shall have the same effect as a levy pursuant to a writ of execution except for the continuing effect of the levy, as provided in subdivision (b). (9614)

(b) The person served shall continue to withhold pursuant to the notice of levy until the amount specified in the notice, including accrued interest, has been paid in full, until the notice is withdrawn, or until one year from the date the notice is received, whichever occurs first. (9615)

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