Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2021
Sales And Use Tax Regulations
Article 18. Administration—Miscellaneous
Regulation 1704. Whole Dollar Reporting—Computations on Returns or Other Documents.
Reference: Sections 6452, 6453, 6471, and 7055, Revenue and Taxation Code.
(a) GENERAL. Any amount required to be reported or shown on any form filed with the board, including any return, statement, supporting schedule, or other document, may be entered at the nearest whole dollar amount. For the purpose of the computation to the nearest whole dollar, a fractional part of a dollar shall be disregarded unless it amounts to one-half dollar ($0.50) or more, in which case the amount shall be increased to the next whole dollar.
(b) ELECTION TO USE WHOLE DOLLAR AMOUNTS. The election to report using whole dollar amounts must be made at the time of filing the return statement or other document. The election is irrevocable as to that return, statement or other document. However, a new election may be made on the return, statement, or other document filed for a subsequent reporting period.
(c) COMPUTATION OF AMOUNT TO BE REPORTED OR SHOWN. The provisions of paragraph (a) of this regulation apply only to cumulative amounts required to be reported or shown on a return, statement, or other document. The total amount to be reported at the nearest whole dollar must be computed from the aggregate sum of the individual items which include cents.
(d) COMPUTATION OF INTEREST AND PENALTIES. If a return, statement, or other document is not filed, or the tax due is not paid, within the time required by law, the computation of any interest and penalty due shall be made from the amount of tax due, computed as provided in this regulation. If the interest and penalty is entered on the return, statement or other document, it may be entered at the nearest whole dollar amount. If the interest and penalty is computed and billed by the board, the billing will be issued showing the full amount due, including cents.
History: Adopted August 19, 1987, effective November 8, 1987.