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Chapter 3. Determinations
Article 2. Deficiency Determinations
50113. Deficiency determination; service of notice. (a) If the board is dissatisfied with the report filed or the amount of fee paid to the board under this part by any fee payer, or if no report has been filed or no payment or payments of the fees have been made to the state by a fee payer, the board may compute and determine the amount to be paid, based upon any information available to it. One or more additional determinations may be made of the amount of fee due for one, or for more than one, period. The amount of fee so determined shall bear interest at the modified rate per month, or fraction thereof, established pursuant to Section 6591.5, from the date the amount of the fee, or any portion thereof, became due and payable until the date of payment. In making a determination, the board may offset overpayments for a period or periods against underpayments for another period or periods and against the interest and penalties on the underpayments.
(b) If any part of the deficiency for which a determination of an additional amount due is made is found to have been occasioned by negligence or intentional disregard of this part or regulations adopted by the board pursuant to this part, a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of that determination shall be added, plus interest as provided in subdivision (a).
(c) If any part of the deficiency for which a determination of an additional amount due is made is found to be occasioned by fraud or an intent to evade this part or regulations adopted pursuant to this part, a penalty of 25 percent of the amount of the determination shall be added, plus interest as provided in subdivision (a).
(d) The board shall give to the fee payer written notice of its determination. The notice shall be placed in a sealed envelope, with postage paid, addressed to the fee payer at the fee payer's address as it appears in the records of the board. The giving of the notice shall be deemed complete at the time of the deposit in a United States Post Office, or a mailbox, subpost office, substation, mail chute, or other facility regularly maintained or provided by the United States Postal Service, without extension of time for any reason. In lieu of mailing, the board may serve notice personally by delivering to the person to be served, and service shall be deemed complete at the time of delivery. The board may make personal service to a corporation by delivering a notice to any person designated in the Code of Civil Procedure to be served for the corporation with a summons and complaint in a civil action.
History.—Stats. 1990, Ch. 1366, in effect September 27, 1990, added subdivision (a), (b), and (c) and "(d)" before "The board shall give".