Laws, Regulations and Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2023
Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law
Revenue and Taxation Code
Division 2. Other Taxes
Part 14. Alcoholic Beverage Tax
Chapter 7. Collection of Tax
Article 4. Miscellaneous
32390. Collection cost recovery fee. (a) A collection cost recovery fee shall be imposed on any person that fails to pay an amount of tax, interest, penalty, or other amount due and payable under this part. The collection cost recovery fee shall be in an amount less than or equal to the board's costs for collection, as reasonably determined by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration’s. The collection cost recovery fee shall be imposed only if the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has mailed its demand notice, to that person for payment, that advises that continued failure to pay the amount due may result in collection action, including the imposition of a collection cost recovery fee.
(b) Interest shall not accrue with respect to the collection cost recovery fee provided by this section.
(c) The collection cost recovery fee imposed pursuant to this section shall be collected in the same manner as the collection of any other tax imposed by this part.
(d) (1) If the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration finds that a person's failure to pay any amount under this part is due to reasonable cause and circumstances beyond the person's control, and occurred notwithstanding the exercise of ordinary care and the absence of willful neglect, the person shall be relieved of the collection cost recovery fee provided by this section.
(2) Any person seeking to be relieved of the collection cost recovery fee shall file with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration a statement under penalty of perjury setting forth the facts upon which the person bases the claim for relief.
(e) Subdivision (a) shall be operative with respect to a demand notice for payment which is mailed on or after January 1, 2011.
(f) Collection cost recovery fee revenues shall be deposited in the same manner as revenues derived from any other tax imposed by this part.
History—Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 721 (SB 858), in effect October 19, 2010, operative January 1, 2011. Stats. 2021, Ch. 432 (SB 824), effective January 1, 2022, added "less than or" after "shall be in an amount" in subdivision (a); and substituted "California Department of Tax and Fee Administration" for "board" throughout.