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Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Energy Resources Surcharge Law
CHAPTER 6. COLLECTION OF SURCHARGE
Article 4. Miscellaneous
40168. Collection cost recovery fee. (a) A collection cost recovery fee shall be imposed on any person that fails to pay an amount of surcharge, interest, penalty, or other amount due and payable under this part. The collection cost recovery fee shall be in an amount equal to the board's costs for collection, as reasonably determined by the board. The collection cost recovery fee shall be imposed only if the board has mailed its demand notice, to that person for payment, that advises that continued failure to pay the amount due may result in collection action, including the imposition of a collection cost recovery fee.
(b) Interest shall not accrue with respect to the collection cost recovery fee provided by this section.
(c) The collection cost recovery fee imposed pursuant to this section shall be collected in the same manner as the collection of any other surcharge imposed by this part.
(d) (1) If the board finds that a person's failure to pay any amount under this part is due to reasonable cause and circumstances beyond the person's control, and occurred notwithstanding the exercise of ordinary care and the absence of willful neglect, the person shall be relieved of the collection cost recovery fee provided by this section.
(2) Any person seeking to be relieved of the collection cost recovery fee shall file with the board a statement under penalty of perjury setting forth the facts upon which the person bases the claim for relief.
(e) Subdivision (a) shall be operative with respect to a demand notice for payment which is mailed on or after January 1, 2011.
(f) Collection cost recovery fee revenues shall be deposited in the same manner as revenues derived from any other surcharge imposed by this part.
History.—Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 721 (SB 858), in effect October 19, 2010, operative January 1, 2011.