Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2010

Energy Resources Surcharge Law


Article 5. The California Taxpayers' Bill of Rights*

Section 40214

40214. Claim for reimbursement of bank charges by taxpayer. (a) A taxpayer may file a claim with the board for reimbursement of bank charges and any other reasonable third-party check charge fees incurred by the taxpayer as the direct result of an erroneous levy or notice to withhold by the board. Bank and third-party charges include a financial institution's or third party's customary charge for complying with the levy or notice to withhold instructions and reasonable charges for overdrafts that are a direct consequence of the erroneous levy or notice to withhold. The charges are those paid by the taxpayer and not waived for reimbursement by the financial institution or third party. Each claimant applying for reimbursement shall file a claim with the board that shall be in a form as may be prescribed by the board. In order for the board to grant a claim, the board shall determine that both of the following conditions have been satisfied:

(1) The erroneous levy or notice to withhold was caused by board error.

(2) Prior to the levy or notice to withhold, the taxpayer responded to all contacts by the board and provided the board with any requested information or documentation sufficient to establish the taxpayer's position. This provision may be waived by the board for reasonable cause.

(b) Claims pursuant to this section shall be filed within 90 days from the date of the levy or notice to withhold. Within 30 days from the date the claim is received, the board shall respond to the claim. If the board denies the claim, the taxpayer shall be notified in writing of the reason or reasons for the denial of the claim.

History.—Stats. 2001, Ch. 543 (SB 1185), in effect January 1, 2002, added "and any other . . . check charge fees" after "of bank charges" to subdivision (a), added "and third party" after "the board. Bank" in subdivision (a), added "or third party's" after "a financial institution's" in subdivision (a) and added "or third party" after "the financial institution" in subdivision (a).

* Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 438, in effect January 1, 1993.