Laws, Regulations & Annotations


Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2021

Diesel Fuel Tax Law


Article 1. Administration

Section 60609

60609. Information confidential; divulging forbidden. It is unlawful for the board or any person having an administrative duty under this part to make known in any manner whatever the business affairs, operations, or information obtained by an investigation of records and equipment of any person visited or examined in the discharge of official duty, or the amount or source of income, profits, losses, expenditures, or any particular thereof set forth or disclosed in any return, or to permit any return or copy thereof or any book containing any abstract or particulars thereof to be seen or examined by any person except to another government, state agency, or federal agency as specified in Section 60608. Information respecting the tax due from a person may be furnished, however, to any person owning or having an interest in a qualified motor vehicle or property subject to the lien of the tax. The Governor may, by general or special order, authorize examination by other state officers, by tax officers of another state, by the federal government, if a reciprocal arrangement exists, or by any other person of the records maintained by the board under this part. The information so obtained pursuant to the order of the Governor shall not be made public except to the extent and in the manner that the order may authorize that it be made public. Successors, receivers, trustees, executors, administrators, assignees, and guarantors, if directly interested, may be given information as to the items included in the measure and amounts of any unpaid tax or amounts of tax required to be collected, interest, and penalties.

History—Stats. 1997, Ch. 620 (SB 1102), in effect January 1, 1998, substituted ", state agency, or federal agency as specified," for "as outlined" after "to another government" in the first sentence.