Laws, Regulations and Annotations


Business Taxes Law Guide—Revision 2024

Energy Resources Surcharge Law

Revenue and Taxation Code

Division 2. Other Taxes
Part 19. Energy Resources Surcharge Law

Chapter 4. Determination of Surcharge

Article 6. Interest and Penalties

Section 40103

40103. Relief from interest; disaster. (a) If the department finds that a person’s failure to make a timely report or payment was due to a disaster, and occurred notwithstanding the exercise of ordinary care and the absence of willful neglect, the person may be relieved of the interest provided by Sections 40065, 40067, 40083, and 40101.

(b) Except as provided in subdivision (c), a person seeking to be relieved of the interest shall file with the department a statement under penalty of perjury setting forth the facts upon which the person bases the claim for relief.

(c) (1) Subject to paragraph (2), the department may grant relief of the interest for any person in an area identified in a state of emergency proclamation made by the Governor for the period the state of emergency proclamation is effective, regardless of whether the person has filed a statement with the department pursuant to subdivision (b).

(2) The department may grant the relief in paragraph (1) only during the first 12 months following the issuance of the state of emergency proclamation or the duration of the state of emergency, whichever is less.

History—Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 947, in effect January 1, 1982. Stats. 2000, Ch. 923 (AB 2894), in effect January 1, 2001, added "40067," after "by Sections 40065," of first sentence, added "or she" after "upon which he" of second sentence and added "or her" after "bases his" of second sentence. Stats. 2022, Ch. 474 (SB 1496), in effect January 1, 2023, substituted "department" for "board" throughout the section; lettered former first paragraph as subdivision (a); lettered former second paragraph as subdivision (b), substituted "Except as provided in subdivision (c), any" for "Any" before "person", and substituted "the person" for "he or she" before "bases", and "the" for "his or her" before "claim"; added subdivision (c).