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California Severe Winter Storms Bring Tax Relief


 December, 2014 flooding in Marin County, California.

If you are one of the many California taxpayers adversely affected by December’s severe storms in Marin, Mendocino, San Mateo and Ventura counties, you may be eligible for tax relief. Relief is available for business owners or feepayers who were directly affected by the severe winter storms and who, because of the storms, cannot meet their filing and payment deadlines.

The California State Board of Equalization is offering a one-month extension of filing deadline for numerous taxes and fees, including but not limited to:

  • Sales and use taxes
  • Lumber products assessment
  • Gasoline tax
  • Use fuel tax
  • Alcoholic beverage taxes
  • Cigarette and tobacco products taxes
  • Diesel fuel tax
  • Emergency telephone users surcharges

Affected taxpayers are encouraged to request a filing extension or relief from interest and penalties online. Taxpayers in need of copies of BOE tax records may request them by calling the BOE at 1-800-400-7115. Additional information.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.