Business Taxes Committee Unit
The Business Taxes Committee Unit considers issues relating to the sales and use tax laws and special taxes and fees laws.
Committee materials may include one or more of the following depending on the stage of development of the topic: Initial Discussion Paper, Second Discussion Paper, Formal Issue Paper and/or Business Taxes Committee Minutes. To receive future distributions of Committee materials, you may add yourself to the interested parties list by emailing your contact information to: BTFD-BTC.InformationRequests@cdtfa.ca.gov.
Interested Parties Meetings
Before the formal rulemaking process, staff provides a forum for interested parties to discuss issues and present any additional suggestions or comments. Below is a listing of current topics.
|Topic||Date and Time||Notice/Information|
|“Revisions to Regulation 1435, Tax Paid Twice on Diesel Fuel” – Proposed amendments to clarify when diesel fuel suppliers may claim a credit or refund of diesel fuel taxes paid on diesel fuel when it is placed into bulk storage for subsequent removal at the terminal rack.||Issue Paper|
|“Amendments to Regulation 1684, Collection of Use Tax by Retailers, and Regulation 1827, Collection of Use Tax by Retailers” – Proposed amendments to clarify when a retailer is engaged in business in this state and/or in a special taxing district and required to collect state or district use tax from their customers.||May 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m.||Discussion Paper|
|"Revisions to Regulation 1503, Hospitals and other Medical Service Facilities, Institutions and Homes for the Care of Persons and Regulation 1591, Medicines and Medical Devices" – Proposed amendments to clarify the application of tax to property furnished or consumed by medical service facilities in connection with the performance of their services.||Issue Paper|
|"Cannabis Tax Regulations" – Proposed rulemaking with respect to the taxation of cannabis and cannabis products.||Issue Paper|
|"Revisions to Regulation 4011, Distributors Not Engaged in Business in this State" – Proposed amendments to interpret and clarify the application of the tobacco products tax when an out-of-state licensed tobacco products distributor sells tobacco products to a purchaser in this state.||November 1, 2018, 10 a.m.||Discussion Paper|
|"Revisions to Regulation 1616, Federal Areas" – Proposed Amendments to clarify the application of tax to meals, food, and beverages sold or purchased from eating and drinking establishments located on an Indian reservation.||July 25, 2018, 10 a.m.||Discussion Paper|
|"Revisions to Regulation 1525.4, Manufacturing and Research & Development Equipment" – Proposed amendments to the regulation to clarify the provision of AB 398 and AB 131.||April 11, 2018, 10 a.m.||Discussion Paper|
|"Proposition 56" – Proposed regulation(s) to clarify the provisions of Proposition 56, the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016.||Issue Paper|
|"Assembly Bill 2153, The Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Act of 2016" – Proposed regulations that interpret, clarify, and make specific the 2016 legislation regarding fees imposed on certain transactions involving lead-acid batteries in California.||Issue Paper|