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Chapter 3. Determinations

Article 1. Returns and Payments

Section 46156

46156. Relief of penalty; excusable delay. (a) If the board finds that a person's failure to make a timely return or payment is due to reasonable cause and circumstances beyond the person's control, and occurred notwithstanding the exercise of ordinary care and the absence of willful neglect, the person may be relieved of the penalty provided by Sections 46154, 46154.1, 46160, 46251, and 46356.

(b) Except as provided in subdivision (c) any person seeking to be relieved of the penalty shall file with the board a statement, under penalty of perjury, setting forth the facts upon which he or she bases his or her claim for relief.

(c) The board shall establish criteria that provide for efficient resolution of requests for relief pursuant to this section.

History.—Stats. 2000, Ch. 1052 (AB 2898), in effect January 1, 2001, substituted "Except as provided in subdivision (c) any" for "Any" before "person seeking to be relieved" in subdivision (b); added subdivision (c). Stats. 2004, Ch. 527 (SB 1881), in effect January 1, 2005, added "46154.1," after "by Sections 46154," in subdivision (a).