California – Tax Relief for Businesses Affected by Tuolumne County Fires

SALT Report 2917 – The California State Board of Equalization is offering tax relief to businesses that have been impacted by the Rim Fire in Tuolumne County.  Affected businesses can request an extension of time to file their return as well as relief from penalties and interest from various taxes and fees administered by the BOE.  In addition, the BOE will provide copies of business records that were lost or damaged in the fire.

Anyone who files or pays the following taxes and fees and were affected by the wildfire may request relief:

  • Sales and use tax,
  • Fire prevention fee,
  • Alcoholic beverage tax,
  • Cigarettes and tobacco products excise taxes,
  • Energy resources surcharge,
  • Emergency telephone users surcharge,
  • Natural gas surcharge,
  • Timber yield tax,
  • Fuel taxes,
  • Underground storage tank maintenance fee,
  • Oil spill prevention fee,
  • Oil spill response fee,
  • Lumber assessment,
  • Childhood lead poisoning prevention fee,
  • Integrated waste management fee,
  • Occupational lead poisoning prevention fee,
  • Electronic waste recycling fee,
  • Marine invasive species fee,
  • California tire fee,
  • Hazardous substances fees, and
  • Water rights fee

Taxpayers can file their request for relief online; however, those without Internet access should call the BOE customer service center direct at 1-800-400-7115.

For Further Information

California State Board of Equalization – News Release 80-13-R