Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013

Revenue and Taxation Code

Division 2. Other Taxes

Part 18.5. Timber Yield Tax

Chapter 6. Collection of Taxes

Article 1. Security for Tax

Section 38501

38501. Security. The board, whenever it deems it necessary to ensure compliance with this part, may require any person subject thereto, to place with it such security as the board may determine. Any security in the form of cash, government bonds, or insured deposits in banks or savings and loan institutions shall be held by the board in trust to be used solely in the manner provided by this section and Section 38565. The amount of the security shall be fixed by the board but, except as noted below, shall not be greater than twice the estimated average liability of persons filing returns for quarterly periods or three times the estimated average liability of persons required to file returns for monthly periods, determined in such manner as the board deems proper, or ten thousand dollars ($10,000), whichever amount is the lesser. The limitations herein provided apply regardless of the type of security placed with the board. The amount of the security may be increased or decreased by the board subject to the limitations herein provided. The board may sell the security at public auction if it becomes necessary to do so in order to recover any tax or any amount required to be collected, interest, or penalty due. Notice of the sale may be served upon the person who placed the security personally or by mail; if by mail, service shall be made in the manner prescribed for service of a notice of a deficiency determination and shall be addressed to the person at his or her address as it appears in the records of the board. Security in the form of a bearer bond issued by the United States or the State of California which has a prevailing market price may, however, be sold by the board at private sale at a price not lower than the prevailing market price thereof. Upon any sale any surplus above the amounts due shall be returned to the person who placed the security.

History.—Stats. 1991, Ch. 236, in effect July 29, 1991, substituted "ensure" for "insure" after "necessary to" in the first sentence, added the second sentence, substituted "to do so" for "so to do" after "necessary" in the sixth sentence; and added "or her" after "his" in the seventh sentence.