Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2012
 

Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Law

CHAPTER 3. EXEMPTIONS.1

Section 7405

7405. Misuse of exemption certificate. (a) Any person, including any officer or employee of a corporation, who gives an exemption certificate pursuant to this chapter for motor vehicle fuel that he or she knows at the time of purchase is not to be used by him or her or the corporation in an exempt manner, for the purpose of evading payment of the amount of the tax applicable to the transaction, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as provided in Section 8405.

(b) Any person, including any officer or employee of a corporation, who gives an exemption certificate for motor vehicle fuel pursuant to this chapter that he or she knows at the time of purchase is not to be used by him or her or the corporation in an exempt manner, is liable to the state for the amount of tax that would be due if he or she had not given that certificate. In addition to the tax, the person shall be liable to the state for a penalty of 25 percent of the tax or one thousand dollars ($1,000), whichever is greater, for each certificate issued for personal gain or to evade the payment of taxes.

History.—Stats. 2001, Ch. 429 (AB 309), operative January 1, 2002, substituted "or" for "and" after "percent of the tax" and added ", whichever is greater," after "one thousand dollars ($1,000)" in the second sentence of subdivision (b).

1Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1053 (AB 2114), operative January 1, 2002