Laws, Regulations and Annotations


Business Taxes Law Guide—Revision 2024

Hazardous Substances Tax Regulations

Title 18. Public Revenues
Division 2. California Department of Tax and Fee Administration — Business Taxes (State Board of Equalization — Business Taxes — See Chapters 6 and 9.9)
Chapter 8. Hazardous Substances Tax

Regulation 3021

Regulation 3021. Relief from Liability.

Reference: Section 43159, Revenue and Taxation Code.

A person may be relieved from the liability for the payment of the taxes or fees required to be collected pursuant to the Hazardous Substances Tax Law, Part 22 (commencing with Section 43001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, including any penalties and interest added to the taxes or fees, when that liability resulted from the failure to make a timely return or a payment and such failure was found by the board to be due to reasonable reliance on written advice given by the board as described in California Code of Regulations, Title 18, Section 4902.

The fees and taxes collected pursuant to the Hazardous Substances Tax Law include the Hazardous Substance Taxes (Disposal Fee, Environmental Fee, Facility Fee,

Generator Fee and Activity Fee), Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Fee and Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Fee.

History—Adopted February 5, 2003, effective May 28, 2003. The underscored citation indicates an electronic hyperlink to the cite. Common administrative provisions for special taxes programs have been consolidated in Chapter 9.9 Special Taxes Administration. Requirements for relief from liability can be found at the referenced cite.