Laws, Regulations and Annotations


Business Taxes Law Guide—Revision 2024

Sales And Use Tax Law

Revenue and Taxation Code

Division 2. Other Taxes
Part 1. Sales and Use Taxes
Chapter 8. Administration

Article 1. Administration

Section 7053

7053. Records. Every seller, every retailer as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 6015, and every person storing, using, or otherwise consuming in this State tangible personal property purchased from a retailer shall keep such records, receipts, invoices, and other pertinent papers in such form as the board may require.

Evidence.—The state is not bound to accept the statements of the taxpayer, unsupported by any record, which are contrary to entries in his books of transactions pointing to a larger sum as the true total. People v. Schwartz (1947) 31 Cal.2d 59.

Adequate records must support all claimed exemptions.—Taxpayer did not maintain records adequate to support claimed exempt sales of animal feed, because sales invoices were not correlated to exemption certificates. Paine v. State Board of Equalization (1982) 137 Cal.App.3d 438.