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Article 7. Miscellaneous Provisions

Section 11533

11533. Personal liability for unpaid taxes. (a) Upon termination, dissolution, or abandonment of a corporate business, any officer or other person who has control or supervision of or is charged with the responsibility for the filing of returns or the payment of tax, or who is under a duty to act for the corporation in complying with any requirement of this part, shall be personally liable for any unpaid taxes and interest and penalties on those taxes, if that officer or other person willfully fails to pay or to cause to be paid any taxes due from the corporation pursuant to this part.

(b) The officer or other person shall be liable only for taxes which became due during the period he or she had the control, supervision, responsibility, or duty to act for the corporation described in subdivision (a), plus interest and penalties on those taxes.

(c) For purposes of this section, "willfully fails to pay or cause to be paid" means that the failure was the result of an intentional, conscious, and voluntary course of action.

(d) The sum due for the liability under this section may be collected by determination and collection in the manner provided in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11251) and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 11401).

History.—Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 498, in effect January 1, 1988.