Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law
CHAPTER 8. OVERPAYMENTS AND REFUNDS
Article 1. Claim for Refund
32407. Refunds on certain losses. (a) The State Board of Equalization shall refund without interest to the licensee the amount of the tax imposed under this part with respect to the alcoholic beverages and which has been paid by the licensee as part of his purchase price of the alcoholic beverages, when such beverages were lost, rendered unmarketable, or condemned by a duly authorized official by reason of:
(1) Fire, flood, casualty, or other disaster, or
(2) Breakage, destruction, or other damage (but not including theft) resulting from vandalism, malicious mischief, or insurrection if such disaster or damage occurred in this state and if such beverages were held and intended for sale at the time of such disaster or other damage. The payments provided for in this section shall be made to the person holding such beverages for sale at the time of such disaster or other damage.
(b) The State Board of Equalization may approve claims for refunds without interest under this section upon proof satisfactory to it that the alcoholic beverages were destroyed or damaged so that they could not be sold and that the licensee has not otherwise been compensated for the loss in the amount of the tax included in the purchase price paid for the alcoholic beverages. A claim for refund under this section shall be in such form and accompanied by such proof as the State Board of Equalization may require.
(c) No claim shall be allowed under this section unless such claim is filed within six months after the date on which such beverages were lost, rendered unmarketable, or condemned by a duly authorized official.
(d) No claim of less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) shall be allowed under this section with respect to any disaster or other damage.
History.—Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 633, operative April 1, 1980.