Laws, Regulations & Annotations


Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2021

Sales And Use Tax Law


Article 1.2. Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer *

Section 6479.31

6479.31. Electronic filing. (a) Any return, declaration, statement, or other document required to be made under this part that is filed using electronic media shall be filed and authenticated pursuant to any method or form the board may prescribe.

(b) Notwithstanding any other law, any return, declaration, statement, or other document otherwise required to be signed that is filed by the taxpayer using electronic media in a form as required by the board shall be deemed to be a signed, valid original document, including upon reproduction to paper form by the board.

(c) Electronic media includes, but is not limited to, computer modem, magnetic media, optical disk, facsimile machine, or telephone.

(d) Payment is deemed timely for electronically filed returns if the transmission is completed on or before the due date of the return.

History—Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 865, (SB 1302), in effect January 1, 2000. Stats. 2000, Ch. 923 (AB 2894), in effect January 1, 2001, substituted "filed and … may prescribe" for "in a form as the board may prescribe and is not complete, and therefore not filed, unless an electronic filing declaration is signed by the taxpayer. The board may prescribe forms and instructions for requiring the electronic filing declaration to be retained by the preparer or taxpayer and may require the declaration to be furnished to the board upon request" in subdivision (a) ; and substituted "Payment is deemed … of the return" for "Unless remittance is made pursuant to Section 6479.3, a person filing any return under this section shall deliver remittance of the amount of the tax due to the office of the board, along with a voucher in a form prescribed by the board, on or before the date the return is required to be filed" in subdivision (d).

* Article 1.2 was added by Stats. 1991, in effect January 1, 1992.