Laws, Regulations and Annotations


Business Taxes Law Guide—Revision 2024

Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law

Revenue and Taxation Code

Division 2. Other Taxes
Part 14. Alcoholic Beverage Tax
Chapter 6. Determinations

Article 1 Returns and Payments

Section 32252

32252. Interest and penalties. (a) Any taxpayer who fails to pay any tax to the state or any amount of tax required to be collected and paid to the state, except amounts of determinations made by the board under Article 2 (commencing with Section 32271) or Article 3 (commencing with Section 32291), within the time required shall pay a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of the tax, together with interest on that tax at the modified adjusted rate per month, or fraction thereof, established pursuant to Section 6591.5, from the date on which the tax became due and payable until the date of payment.

(b) Any person who fails to file a return in accordance with the due dates set forth in Sections 32251, or the due date established by the board in accordance with Section 32251.5 shall pay a penalty of fifty dollars ($50).

(c) The penalties imposed by this section shall be limited to either the fifty dollars ($50) provided in subdivision (b), or 10 percent of the tax provided in subdivision (a), whichever is greater.

History—Stats. 1992, Ch. 1336, in effect January 1, 1993, substituted "10" for "5" after "a penalty of". Stats. 2000, Ch. 923 (AB 2894), in effect January 1, 2001, substituted former sole paragraph which stated "If the tax is not paid to the board within the time prescribed for the payment of the tax, a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of the tax shall be added thereto on account of the delinquency" for subdivisions (a), (b), and (c).