Laws, Regulations and Annotations


Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2022

Timber Yield Tax Annotations

840.0080 Measure of Tax. The sales price received for timber is the measure of the tax only if it coincides with the amount shown on the appropriate harvest value schedule. When enacting the yield tax, the Legislature was aware that timber sales often involve not only cash but also the provision of property improvements, such as roads and bridges. It was decided that to avoid an expensive audit program, the State Board of Equalization would semi-annually establish harvest value schedules based on recent sales, taking into account the age, size, quality, costs of removal, accessibility, and market conditions at the time of the sales. Thus, an amount on a harvest value schedule is a derived average which may be higher or lower than the actual sales price of timber. C 11/2/1990.