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Chapter 5. Payment and Collection.



Chapter 5. Payment and Collection.

Article 1. Generally

Text of section operative through June 30, 2011

12601. Payment to Controller. (a) Amounts of taxes, interest, and penalties not remitted to the commissioner with the original return of the insurer or Medi-Cal managed care plan shall be payable to the Controller.

deletion(b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2011, and, as of January 1, 2012, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2012, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

History.—Stats. 1961, p. 1987, operative January 1, 1962, amended and renumbered Section 12623 as Section 12601. The section was completely reworded and provisions imposing interest and penalty were eliminated. Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, designated first sentence as subdivision (a) and added "or Medi-Cal managed care plan" after "return of the insurer" in subdivision (a); and added subdivision (b). Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, added a comma after ", interest" in subdivision (a), deleted former subdivision (b) which provided that "This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2011, and as of that date is repealed." and added the new subdivision (b).

Text of section operative deletionJuly 1, 2011

12601. Payment to Controller. (a) Amounts of taxes, interest, and penalties not remitted to the commissioner with the original return of the insurer shall be payable to the Controller.

(b) This section shall become operative on deletionJuly 1, 2011.

History.—Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, but operative January 1, 2011. Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, substituted "July 1, 2011" for "January 1, 2011" after "operative on" in subdivision (b).

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Text of section operative through June 30, 2011

12602. Electronic funds transfer. (a) (1) On and after January 1, 1994, and before January 1, 1995, each insurer whose annual taxes exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) shall make payment by electronic funds transfer, as defined by Section 45 of the Insurance Code. On and after January 1, 1995, each insurer whose annual taxes exceed twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) shall make payment by electronic funds transfer. The insurer shall choose one of the acceptable methods described in Section 45 of the Insurance Code for completing the electronic funds transfer.

(2) Each Medi-Cal managed care plan shall make payment by electronic funds transfer, as defined by Section 45 of the Insurance Code. The plan shall choose one of the acceptable methods described in Section 45 of the Insurance Code for completing the electronic funds transfer.

(b) Payment shall be deemed complete on the date the electronic funds transfer is initiated, if settlement to the state's demand account occurs on or before the banking day following the date the transfer is initiated. If settlement to the state's demand account does not occur on or before the banking day following the date the transfer is initiated, payment shall be deemed to occur on the date settlement occurs.

(c) (1) Any insurer or Medi-Cal managed care plan required to remit taxes by electronic funds transfer pursuant to this section that remits those taxes by means other than an appropriate electronic funds transfer, shall be assessed a penalty in an amount equal to 10 percent of the taxes due at the time of the payment.

(2) If the Department of Insurance finds that an insurer's or Medi-Cal managed care plan's failure to make payment by an appropriate electronic funds transfer in accordance with subdivision (a) is due to reasonable cause or circumstances beyond the insurer's or Medi-Cal managed care plan's control, and occurred notwithstanding the exercise of ordinary care and in the absence of willful neglect, that insurer or Medi-Cal managed care plan shall be relieved of the penalty provided in paragraph (1).

(3) Any insurer or Medi-Cal managed care plan seeking to be relieved of the penalty provided in paragraph (1) shall file with the Department of Insurance a statement under penalty of perjury setting forth the facts upon which the claim for relief is based.

deletion(d) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2011, and, as of January 1, 2012, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2012, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

History.—Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 661, in effect January 1, 1994. Stats. 1995, Ch. 721, in effect January 1, 1996, added "on or" after "demand account occurs" in the first sentence of subdivision (b); substituted "insurer" for "person" after "Any" in paragraph (1) of, and substituted "an insurer's" for "a person's" after "Insurance finds that", substituted "payment by an . . . with subdivision (a)" for "a timely payment" after "failure to make", substituted "insurer's" for "person's" after "circumstance beyond the", and substituted "that insurer" for "the person" after "of willful neglect," in paragraph (2) of, substituted "insurer" for "person" after "Any", added "with the Department of Insurance" after "(1) shall file", and substituted "claim for relief is based" for "person bases his or her claim for relief with the Department of Insurance" after "upon which the" in paragraph (3) of, subdivision (c). Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, substituted "(a)(1)" for "(a)" and added paragraph (2) in subdivision (a); substituted "shall be" for "is" twice in subdivision (b); substituted "that" for "who" after "pursuant to this section" in paragraph (c) (1); added "or Medi-Cal managed care plan" in paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(3); added "or Medi-Cal managed care plan's" twice in paragraph (c)(2); and added subdivision (d). Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, deleted former subdivision (d) which provided that "This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2011, and as of that date is repealed." and added the new subdivision (d).

Text of section operative deletionJuly 1, 2011

12602. Electronic funds transfer. (a) On and after January 1, 1994, and before January 1, 1995, each insurer whose annual taxes exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) shall make payment by electronic funds transfer, as defined by Section 45 of the Insurance Code. On and after January 1, 1995, each insurer whose annual taxes exceed twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) shall make payment by electronic funds transfer. The insurer shall choose one of the acceptable methods described in Section 45 of the Insurance Code for completing the electronic funds transfer.

(b) Payment shall be deemed complete on the date the electronic funds transfer is initiated, if settlement to the state's demand account occurs on or before the banking day following the date the transfer is initiated. If settlement to the state's demand account does not occur on or before the banking day following the date the transfer is initiated, payment shall be deemed to occur on the date settlement occurs.

(c) (1) Any insurer required to remit taxes by electronic funds transfer pursuant to this section that remits those taxes by means other than an appropriate electronic funds transfer, shall be assessed a penalty in an amount equal to 10 percent of the taxes due at the time of the payment.

(2) If the Department of Insurance finds that an insurer's failure to make payment by an appropriate electronic funds transfer in accordance with subdivision (a) is due to reasonable cause or circumstances beyond the insurer's control, and occurred notwithstanding the exercise of ordinary care and in the absence of willful neglect, that insurer shall be relieved of the penalty provided in paragraph (1).

(3) Any insurer seeking to be relieved of the penalty provided in paragraph (1) shall file with the Department of Insurance a statement under penalty of perjury setting forth the facts upon which the claim for relief is based.

(d) This section shall become operative on deletionJuly 1, 2011.

History.—Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, but operative January 1, 2011. Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, substituted "July 1, 2011" for "January 1, 2011" after "operative on" in subdivision (d).

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Article 2. Interest and Penalties*

* Former Article 2, Suits for Taxes, was renumbered as Article 3 by Stats. 1961, p. 1988, operative January 1, 1962.

Text of section operative through June 30, 2011

12631. Interest and penalty. (a) Any insurer or Medi-Cal managed care plan that fails to pay any tax, except a tax determined as a deficiency assessment by the board under Article 3 (commencing with Section 12421) of Chapter 4, within the time required, shall pay a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of the tax in addition to the tax, plus interest at the modified adjusted rate per month, or fraction thereof, established pursuant to Section 6591.5, from the due date of the tax until the date of payment.

deletion(b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2011, and, as of January 1, 2012, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2012, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

History.—Added by Stats. 1961, p. 1988, operative January 1, 1962. Stats. 1969, p. 1476, in effect August 14, 1969, operative January 1, 1970, substituted "the due date of the tax" for "June 15th of the year in which the tax became due and payable". Stats. 1975, Ch. 661, operative to interest accuring on or after January 1, 1976, substituted "1 percent" for "one-half of 1 percent." Stats. 1982, Ch. 5, First Extra Sesssion, in effect May 27, 1982, added "(commencing with Section 12421)" after "Article 3" and substituted "adjusted . . . 19269" for "rate . . . thereof" before "from". Stats. 1982, Ch. 454, in effect January 1, 1983, deleted "of this part" after "Chapter 4" and substituted "rate of 1 percent per month, or fraction thereof," for "adjusted annual rate established pursuant to Section 19269" before "from". Stats. 1983, Ch. 142, in effect January 1, 1984, substituted "adjusted . . . 19269" for "rate of . . . thereof" before "from". Stats. 1984, Ch. 1020, operative July 1, 1985, added "modified" before "adjusted," deleted "annual" before "rate," added "per month, or fraction thereof", before "established" and substituted "Section 6591.5" for "Section 19269". Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, designated the first sentence as subdivision (a), added "or Medi-Cal managed care plan" after "Any insurer", and substituted "that" for "who" before "fails to pay any tax," in subdivision (a); and added subdivision (b). Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, deleted former subdivision (b) which provided that "This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2011, and as of that date is repealed." and added the new subdivision (b).

Penalty.—The penalty imposed by former Section 3668b of the Political Code (similar to the penalty imposed by this section) cannot be avoided on the ground that the taxpayer mailed its remittance to the wrong address, with the result that it was not received until after the delinquency date. Camden Fire Insurance Association v. Johnson (1941) 42 Cal.App.2d 528.

Text of section operative deletionJuly 1, 2011

12631. Interest and penalty. (a) Any insurer that fails to pay any tax, except a tax determined as a deficiency assessment by the board under Article 3 (commencing with Section 12421) of Chapter 4, within the time required, shall pay a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of the tax in addition to the tax, plus interest at the modified adjusted rate per month, or fraction thereof, established pursuant to Section 6591.5, from the due date of the tax until the date of payment.

(b) This section shall become operative on deletionJuly 1, 2011.

History.—Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, but operative January 1, 2011. Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, substituted "July 1, 2011" for "January 1, 2011" after "operative on" in subdivision (b).

12631.5. Interest; daily basis. (a) If the board finds, taking into account all facts and circumstances, that it is inequitable to compute interest at the modified adjusted rate per month or fraction thereof, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 6591.5, interest shall be computed at the modified adjusted daily rate from the date on which the tax or prepayment was due until the date of payment, if all of the following occur:

(1) The payment of tax or prepayment was made one business day after the date the tax or prepayment was due.

(2) The person was granted relief from all penalties that applied to that payment of tax or prepayment.

(3) The person files a request for an oral hearing before the board.

(b) For purposes of this section, "modified adjusted daily rate" means the modified adjusted rate per annum as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 6591.5 determined on a daily basis by dividing the modified adjusted rate per annum by 365.

(c) For purposes of this section, "board" means the members of the State Board of Equalization meeting as a public body.

(d) For purposes of this section, "business day" means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday, or any day designated as a state holiday.

(e) This section shall not apply to any payment made pursuant to a deficiency determination, or a determination where no return has been filed.

(f) This section shall only apply to electronic payments or prepayments of taxes.

(g) This section shall be operative only until January 1, 2016.

History.—Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 316 (SB 1028), in effect January 1, 2011.

Note.—Sec. 1, Stats. 2010, Ch. 316 (SB 1028) provides the following: "It is the intent of the Legislature that California's penalty and interest provisions foster and maintain the current high level of compliance, provide appropriate costs and sanctions for noncompliance, and provide a reasonable and administrable degree of latitude for individual taxpayer circumstances and errors. It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this act, that the State Board of Equalization strictly and narrowly apply its provisions on a case-by-case basis and only in special circumstances."

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Text of section operative through June 30, 2011

12632. Deficiency assessment; interest and penalty. (a) An insurer or Medi-Cal managed care plan that fails to pay any deficiency assessment when it becomes due and payable shall, in addition to the deficiency assessment, pay a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of the deficiency assessment, exclusive of interest and penalties. The amount of any deficiency assessment, exclusive of penalties, shall bear interest at the modified adjusted rate per month, or fraction thereof, established pursuant to Section 6591.5, from the date on which the amount, or any portion thereof, would have been payable if properly reported and assessed until the date of payment.

deletion(b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2011, and, as of January 1, 2012, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2012, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

History.—Added by Stats. 1961, p. 1988, operative January 1, 1962. Stats. 1969, p. 1476, in effect August 14, 1969, operative January 1, 1970, substituted "the date on which" for "June 15th of the year in which". Stats. 1975, Ch. 661, operative to interest accruing on or after January 1, 1976, substituted "1 percent" for "one-half of 1 percent." Stats. 1982, Ch. 5, First Extra Session, in effect May 27, 1982, substituted "adjusted . . . 19269" for "rate . . . thereof" before "from" in the second sentence. Stats. 1984, Ch. 1020, operative July 1, 1985, added "modified" before "adjusted", deleted "annual" before "rate", added "per month, or fraction thereof," before "established" and substituted "Section 6591.5" for "Section 19269". Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, designated the first paragraph as subdivision (a), added "or Medi-Cal managed care plan" after "An insurer", and substituted "that" for "who" before "fails to pay any deficiency assessment" in subdivision (a); and added subdivision (b). Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, deleted former subdivision (b) which provided that "This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2011, and as of that date is repealed." and added the new subdivision (b).

Text of section operative deletionJuly 1, 2011

12632. Deficiency assessment; interest and penalty. (a) An insurer that fails to pay any deficiency assessment when it becomes due and payable shall, in addition to the deficiency assessment, pay a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of the deficiency assessment, exclusive of interest and penalties. The amount of any deficiency assessment, exclusive of penalties, shall bear interest at the modified adjusted rate per month, or fraction thereof, established pursuant to Section 6591.5, from the date on which the amount, or any portion thereof, would have been payable if properly reported and assessed until the date of payment.

(b) This section shall become operative on deletionJuly 1, 2011.

History.—Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, but operative January 1, 2011. Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, substituted "July 1, 2011" for "January 1, 2011" after "operative on" in subdivision (b).

12633. Penalty for failure to file return. When a deficiency assessment is made on the basis of a proposal submitted by the commissioner pursuant to Section 12423 a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of the deficiency assessment shall be added thereto.

History.—Added by Stats. 1961, p. 1988, operative January 1, 1962.

12634. Negligence penalty. When a deficiency assessment is made on the basis of a proposal submitted by the commissioner pursuant to Section 12422 and any part of the deficiency is due to negligence or intentional disregard of this part or rules and regulation adopted to implement this part but without intent to defraud, a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of the deficiency assessment shall be added thereto.

History.—Added by Stats. 1961, p. 1988, operative January 1, 1962.

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12635. Fraud penalty. If any part of a deficiency for which a deficiency assessment is made is due to fraud, a penalty of 25 percent of the amount of the deficiency assessment in addition to any other penalties shall be added thereto.

History.—Added by Stats. 1961, p. 1988, operative January 1, 1962.

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12636. Excusable delay. (a) If the board finds that an insurer's or Medi-Cal managed care plan's failure to make a timely return or payment is due to reasonable cause and to circumstances beyond the insurer's or Medi-Cal managed care plan's control, and which occurred despite the exercise of ordinary care and in the absence of willful neglect, the insurer or Medi-Cal managed care plan may be relieved of the penalty provided by Section 12258, 12282, 12287, 12631, 12632, or 12633.

Any insurer or Medi-Cal managed care plan seeking to be relieved of the penalty shall file with the board a statement under penalty of perjury setting forth the facts upon which the claim for relief is based.

deletion(b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2011, and, as of January 1, 2012, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2012, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

History.—Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 944, operative January 1, 1981. Stats. 1989, Ch. 768, in effect January 1, 1990, added "12282, 12287,". Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, designated the first two paragraphs as subdivision (a), added "or Medi-Cal managed care plan's" or "or Medi-Cal managed care plan" throughout subdivision (a); and added subdivision (b). Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, deleted former subdivision (b) which provided that "This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2011, and as of that date is repealed." and added the new subdivision (b).

Text of section operative deletionJuly 1, 2011

12636. Excusable delay. (a) If the board finds that an insurer's failure to make a timely return or payment is due to reasonable cause and to circumstances beyond the insurer's control, and which occurred despite the exercise of ordinary care and in the absence of willful neglect, the insurer may be relieved of the penalty provided by Section 12258, 12282, 12287, 12631, 12632, or 12633.

Any insurer seeking to be relieved of the penalty shall file with the board a statement under penalty of perjury setting forth the facts upon which the claim for relief is based.

(b) This section shall become operative on deletionJuly 1, 2011.

History.—Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, but operative January 1, 2011. Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, substituted "July 1, 2011" for "January 1, 2011" after "operative on" in subdivision (b).

Text of section operative through June 30, 2011

12636.5. Application of payment to delinquent tax liabilities. (a) Every payment on an insurer's, surplus line broker's, or Medi-Cal managed care plan's delinquent annual tax shall be applied as follows:

(1) First, to any interest due on the tax.

(2) Second, to any penalty imposed by this part.

(3) The balance, if any, to the tax itself.

deletion(b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2011, and, as of January 1, 2012, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2012, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

History.—Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 987 (SB 1898), in effect January 1, 1991, as Section 12636. Renumbered by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1091 (AB 1487). Stats. 2005, Ch. 231 (AB 1424), in effect January 1, 2006, substituted "an" for "a", added "an insurer's or surplus line broker's" after "Every payment on", and inserted "annual" between "delinquent" and "tax" in the first sentence. Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, designated first sentence as subdivision (a), deleted "or" and added a comma before "surplus line broker's", and added ", or Medi-Cal managed care plan's" after "surplus line broker's,", and redesignated former subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) as paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), respectively, in subdivision (a); and added subdivision (b). Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, deleted former subdivision (b) which provided that "This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2011, and as of that date is repealed." and added the new subdivision (b).

Text of section operative deletionJuly 1, 2011

12636.5. Application of payment to delinquent tax liabilities. (a) Every payment on an insurer's or surplus line broker' s delinquent annual tax shall be applied as follows:

(1) First, to any interest due on the tax.

(2) Second, to any penalty imposed by this part.

(3) The balance, if any, to the tax itself.

(b) This section shall become operative on deletionJuly 1, 2011.

History.—Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, but operative January 1, 2011. Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, substituted "July 1, 2011" for "January 1, 2011" after "operative on" in subdivision (b).

12637. Interest rate. [Repealed by Stats. 1985, Ch. 20, effective July 1, 1985.]

12637. Relief from interest—disaster. If the board finds that a person's failure to make a timely return or payment was due to disaster, and occurred notwithstanding the exercise of ordinary care and the absence of willful neglect, the person may be relieved of interest provided for by Sections 12258, 12287, 12307, 12631, and 12632. Any person seeking to be relieved of interest 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.

History.—Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 14 of the First Extraordinary Session in effect November 7, 1989.

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Article 3. Suits for Taxes

12676. Suit for collection of tax. At any time within four years after any amount of tax becomes due and payable, and at any time within two years after any deficiency assessment of tax becomes due and payable, the Controller may bring an action in the name of the State in a court of competent jurisdiction in any county or city and county in this State in which the Attorney General has an office to collect the delinquent taxes, together with interest, and penalties.

History.—Stats. 1961, p. 1988, operative January 1, 1962, completely revised this section. The section previously provided for suit on or before April 30th of the year following the calendar year in which the taxes, interest or penalties became delinquent and for the suit to be brought in the County of Sacramento.

12677. Procedure. The provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure relating to service of summons, pleadings, proofs, trials, and appeals are applicable to an action brought pursuant to this article.

12678. Attorney General. The Attorney General shall prosecute the action.

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12679. Service of summons. (a) If an insurer's or Medi-Cal managed care plan's right to do business has been forfeited or its corporate powers suspended, service of summons may be made upon the persons designated by law to be served as agents or officers of the insurer or Medi-Cal managed care plan, and these persons are the agents of the insurer or Medi-Cal managed care plan for all purposes necessary in order to prosecute the action. In the case of corporations whose powers have been suspended, the persons constituting the board of directors may defend the action.

deletion(b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2011, and, as of January 1, 2012, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2012, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

History.—Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, designated first paragraph as subdivision (a), added "or Medi-Cal managed care plan's" or "or Medi-Cal managed care plan" three times in subdivision (a); and added subdivision (b). Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, deleted former subdivision (b) which provided that "This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2011, and as of that date is repealed." and added the new subdivision (b).

Text of section operative deletionJuly 1, 2011

12679. Service of summons. (a) If an insurer's right to do business has been forfeited or its corporate powers suspended, service of summons may be made upon the persons designated by law to be served as agents or officers of the insurer, and these persons are the agents of the insurer for all purposes necessary in order to prosecute the action. In the case of corporations whose powers have been suspended, the persons constituting the board of directors may defend the action.

(b) This section shall become operative on deletionJuly 1, 2011.

History.—Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, but operative January 1, 2011. Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, substituted "July 1, 2011" for "January 1, 2011" after "operative on" in subdivision (b).

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12680. Writ of attachment. A writ of attachment may be issued in the action in the manner provided by Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 485.010) of Title 6.5 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure without the showing required by Section 485.010 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

History.—Stats. 1961, p. 1989, operative January 1, 1962, repealed former Section 12680, which provided for trial of the action in the County of Sacramento, and renumbered former Section 12681 as Section 12680. Stats. 1974, Ch. 1516, effective January 1, 1975, deleted the statement that no bond or affidavit was required previous to the issuing of the attachment, and added the proviso that the writ of attachment may be issued in the described manner.

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12681. Controller's certificate prima facie evidence. (a) In the action, a certificate of the Controller or of the secretary of the board, showing unpaid taxes against an insurer or Medi-Cal managed care plan is prima facie evidence of:

(1) The assessment of the taxes.

(2) The delinquency.

(3) The amount of the taxes, interest, and penalties due and unpaid to the state.

(4) That the insurer or Medi-Cal managed care plan is indebted to the state in the amount of taxes, interest, and penalties appearing unpaid.

(5) That there has been compliance with all the requirements of law in relation to the assessment of the taxes.

deletion(b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2011, and, as of January 1, 2012, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2012, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

History.—Stats. 1943, p. 1997, in effect August 4, 1943, substituted the provisions for the certificate in place of a certification of the "Record of Assessments of Insurance Companies." Stats. 1959, p. 1893, in effect April 1, 1959, inserted "interest" under (c) and (d) and deleted "and levy" from (e). Stats. 1961, p. 1989, operative January 1, 1962, renumbered former Section 12681 as present Section 12680 and renumbered former Section 12682 as Section 12681. Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, designated the first five sentences as subdivision (a), redesignated former subdivisions (a) through (e) as paragraphs (1) through (5), respectively, added "or Medi-Cal managed care plan" after "an insurer" in the first sentence and after "That the insurer" in paragraph (4) of, and substituted "state" for "State" in paragraphs (3) and (4) of subdivision (a); and added subdivision (b). Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, deleted former subdivision (b) which provided that "This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2011, and as of that date is repealed." and added the new subdivision (b).

Text of section operative deletionJuly 1, 2011

12681. Controller's certificate prima facie evidence. (a) In the action, a certificate of the Controller or of the secretary of the board, showing unpaid taxes against an insurer is prima facie evidence of:

(1) The assessment of the taxes.

(2) The delinquency.

(3) The amount of the taxes, interest, and penalties due and unpaid to the state.

(4) That the insurer is indebted to the state in the amount of taxes, interest, and penalties appearing unpaid.

(5) That there has been compliance with all the requirements of law in relation to the assessment of the taxes.

(b) This section shall become operative on deletionJuly 1, 2011.

History.—Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 157 (AB 1422), in effect September 22, 2009, but operative January 1, 2011. Stats. 2010, Ch. 717 (SB 853), in effect October 19, 2010, substituted "July 1, 2011" for "January 1, 2011" after "operative on" in subdivision (b).

12682. Payment of judgment. Payment of the amount of the judgment recovered in the action shall be made to the Controller.

History.—Stats. 1961, p. 1989, operative January 1, 1962, renumbered former Section 12682 as present Section 12681 and renumbered former Section 12683 as Section 12682.

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Article 4. Recovery of Erroneous Refunds

12691. Erroneous refund; action. The Controller may recover any refund or part thereof which is erroneously made and any credit or part thereof which is erroneously allowed in an action brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in any county or city and county in this State in which the Attorney General has an office. The action shall be brought in the name of the State and the Attorney General shall prosecute the action.

History.—Added by Stats. 1961, p. 1989, operative January 1, 1962.

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