Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2011
Oil Spill Response, Prevention, and Administration Fees Law
Revenue and Taxation Code
Chapter 6. Administration
Article 2. The California Taxpayers' Bill of Rights*
46625. Claim for reimbursement of bank charges by taxpayer.(a) A feepayer may file a claim with the board for reimbursement of bank charges and any other reasonable third-party check charge fees that are incurred by the feepayer 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 either a levy or instructions in a notice to withhold, and reasonable charges for overdrafts that are a direct consequence of the erroneous levy or notice to withhold. Bank charges include only those charges that are paid by the feepayer and not waived for reimbursement by the financial institution or third party. Each claimant applying for reimbursement pursuant to this section shall file a claim with the board that shall be in the form as may be prescribed by the board. The board shall not grant a claim unless it determines that both of the following conditions have been satisfied:
(1) The erroneous levy or notice to withhold resulted from board error.
(2) Prior to the levy or notice to withhold, the feepayer responded to all contacts by the board and provided the board with any requested information or documentation that was sufficient to establish the feepayer's position. The requirement of this paragraph 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 that is asserted to be erroneous. The board shall respond to a claim filed pursuant to this section within 30 days of receipt. If the board denies a claim, the taxpayer shall be notified in writing of the reason or reasons for denial.
History.—Stats. 2001, Ch. 543 (SB 1185), added "and any other . . . check charge fees" after "of bank charges" in subdivision (a), added "and third party" prior to "charges include a" in subdivision (a), added "or third party's" after "a financial institution's" in subdivision (a), added "or third party" after "the financial institution" in subdivision (a), effective January 1, 2002.
* Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 497, in effect January 1, 1996.