Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Rules For Tax Appeals
Chapter 2. Sales and Use Tax, Timber Yield Tax, and Special Taxes and Fees
ARTICLE 3. CLAIMS FOR REFUND
5232. General Contents of Claims for Refund.
(a) All Claims. Every claim for refund must be in writing, must be signed by the claimant or the claimant's authorized representative, and must include:
(1) The specific grounds or reasons upon which the claim is founded.
(2) The reporting period with regard to which the claimant made the overpayment being claimed as a refund.
(3) The amount of the refund being claimed, if known.
(4) Information necessary to contact the claimant or claimant's authorized representative.
(b) Sales and Use Tax Claims. Claims for refund filed under the Sales and Use Tax Law may also break down the claimed refund into state, local, and district tax amounts.
(c) Multiple Claims. If a single claim for refund is filed for more than one reporting period, the claimant may separately state the information required by subdivisions (a) and (b) for the periods of the claim.
(d) Supporting Documentation. Claims for refund may be accompanied by whatever copies of supporting written arguments and documentary evidence is necessary to verify and approve the claim. Failure to include such information along with a claim may delay its processing.
(e) Forms. The use of a completed form provided by the Board for use as a claim for refund will satisfy the requirements of this section (other than subdivision (d)). However, this subdivision does not require taxpayers to use a form.
(f) Returns and Payments. In no event may the claimant deduct amounts included in a claim for refund from the amount required to be reported and paid for any reporting period.
Note: Authority cited: Government Code section 15606; Revenue and Taxation Code sections 7051, 8251, 9251, 13170, 30451, 32451, 38701, 40171, 41128, 43501, 45851, 46601, 50152, 55301, 60601.
Reference: Revenue and Taxation Code sections 6904, 8129, 9153, 12979, 30176, 30176.1, 30176.2, 30177, 30363, 32402, 32402.1, 32407, 38603, 40113, 41102, 43452, 45652, 46503, 50140, 55222, 60501, 60502, 60505, 60505.5, 60523.
History: 1. New section adopted 9-12-2007; effective 2-6-2008.