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§ 19133. Penalty for Failure to File Return Upon Notice and Demand.

18 CA ADC § 19133BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 18. Public Revenues
Division 3. Franchise Tax Board
Chapter 2.6. Administration of Franchise and Income Tax
Subchapter 4. Payments and Assessments
Article 7. Penalties and Additions to Tax
18 CCR § 19133
§ 19133. Penalty for Failure to File Return Upon Notice and Demand.
(a) In general. Revenue and Taxation Code section 19133 provides that if any taxpayer fails or refuses to file a return upon notice and demand by the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), unless the failure is due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect, the FTB may add a penalty of 25 percent of the amount of tax assessed pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code section 19087 or of any deficiency tax assessed by the FTB concerning the assessment for which the return was required.
(b) Imposition of Penalty. For individuals subject to tax under Part 10 (Personal Income Tax Law), the notice and demand penalty under Revenue and Taxation Code section 19133 will only be imposed by the FTB if:
(1) the taxpayer fails to timely respond to a current Demand for Tax Return in the manner prescribed, and
(2) the FTB has proposed an assessment of tax under the authority of Revenue and Taxation Code section 19087, subdivision (a), after the taxpayer failed to timely respond to a Request for Tax Return or a Demand for Tax Return in the manner prescribed, at any time during the four-taxable-year period preceding the taxable year for which the current Demand for Tax Return is issued.
(c) Definitions. For purposes of this regulation, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) Demand for Tax Return. A “Demand for Tax Return” means a written notice and demand for a return from the FTB, which advises the taxpayer that failure to respond in the manner provided and within the time prescribed will make the taxpayer liable for a penalty under Revenue and Taxation Code section 19133 for failure to file upon notice and demand.
(2) Request for Tax Return. A “Request for Tax Return” means a written notice and request for a return from the FTB, which does not advise the taxpayer that failure to respond in the manner provided and within the time prescribed and will make the taxpayer liable for a penalty under Revenue and Taxation Code section 19133 for failure to file upon notice and demand.
(3) Timely Response. A “timely response” shall mean a response within the time period specified in the Demand for Tax Return or Request for Tax Return.
(d) Examples. The following examples are intended to illustrate the provisions of this regulation:
Example 1. Assume Taxpayer X has not filed a California personal income tax return for the 1999 taxable year. This is the first time that X has not filed a timely California personal income tax return. As a result of X's non-filing, the FTB mails a Request for Tax Return to X on January 15, 2001. When X does not timely respond to the Request for Tax Return, the FTB issues a Notice of Proposed Assessment (NPA) on March 20, 2001, assessing tax, a late filing penalty, and interest, but the NPA does not include a notice and demand penalty under Revenue and Taxation Code section 19133.
Example 2. Assume the same facts as in Example 1, and X does not file a California personal income tax return for the 2001 taxable year. Because X received an NPA for not filing a return within the previous four years, the FTB issues a Demand for Tax Return for the 2001 taxable year. If X fails to timely respond to the Demand for Tax Return, the FTB will issue an NPA that includes tax, a late filing penalty, interest, and a notice and demand penalty under Revenue and Taxation Code section 19133.
Note: Authority cited: Section 19503, Revenue and Taxation Code. Reference: Section 19133, Revenue and Taxation Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 11-23-2004; operative 12-23-2004 (Register 2004, No. 48).
This database is current through 11/8/19 Register 2019, No. 45
18 CCR § 19133, 18 CA ADC § 19133
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