Tax relief offered for businesses impacted by fires


SACRAMENTO - The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration(CDTFA) announced that they are offering tax relief to those impacted by the fires throughout the state.

On Thursday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Solano, Sonoma, and Yuba counties.

Tax and fee payers for the programs below can request relief from penalties and/or interest and ask for an extension of time to file their tax or fee returns. This can either be done online or by calling the CDTFA's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-800-400-7115.

-- Sales and Use Taxes -- Lead-Acid Battery Fee -- Underground Storage Tank Maintenance Fee -- Natural Gas Surcharge -- Energy Resources Surcharge -- Emergency Telephone Users Surcharge -- Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Taxes and Licensing -- Water Rights Fee -- Fuel Taxes (Diesel Fuel Tax, Interstate User Tax, Use Fuel Tax, Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax, Jet Fuel Tax) -- Mobile Telephony Surcharge -- Oil Spill Response and Administration Fee -- Lumber Products Assessment -- Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Fee -- Integrated Waste Management Fee -- Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Fee -- Covered Electronic Waste Recycling (eWaste) Fee -- Marine Invasive Species Fee (Ballast Water Management Fee) -- California Tire Fee -- Hazardous Substances Fees (Environmental Fee, Generator Fee, Disposal Fee, Facility Fee) -- Timber Yield TaxThis is due to the effects of multiple fires, including the Atlas, Canyon, Cascade, Cherokee, LaPorte, Lobo, Potter, Sulphur, and Tubbs fires.