California – Relief for Taxpayers in Mariposa County

SALT Report 2936 – The California State Board of Equalization is extending their offer of relief to business owners in Mariposa County who have been impacted by the “Rim Fire.”  Those who have been affected by the fire may request an extension of time to file their returns, relief from penalties and interest, and the replacement of business records that have been lost or damaged.

The offer of relief applies to anyone who files or pays the following taxes and fees:

  • 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

Additionally, the BOE has made provisions for the 8,160 taxpayers who may not be able to pay their fire fee bills because they’ve had to evacuate their homes.

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