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Declaration of Intent

It is my intent to register for a California tax or fee permit, license and/or account with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA).

I declare that all the information I provide for this electronic application has been examined by me and to the best of my knowledge and belief is a true, correct and complete application. I understand that I will be creating a tax, fee or license account that may result in the responsibility to file returns and/or result in the responsibility to pay a tax or fee to the CDTFA. I certify that I am duly authorized to submit this application and that all parties responsible for paying the tax or fees associated with the account(s) that will be created by this application are aware that I am submitting the application on their behalf.

If I am registering for a sales and use tax permit;

  • I declare that either I currently do not have an outstanding final liability for sales and use tax with the CDTFA under a different account, either open or closed; or, if I do have an outstanding liability, I am currently in a payment plan and in full compliance with the terms of the plan.
  • I further declare that, if the person applying for the permit is a partnership, corporation, LLP, or LLC, that none of the listed partners, officers, or members has an outstanding final liability for sales and use tax with the CDTFA under a different account, either open or closed; or, if they do have an outstanding liability, they are currently in a payment plan and in full compliance with the terms of the plan.

If the tax, fee or license account that I am creating requires a payment or includes a balance due return and I choose to pay by Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit, I consent to my payment being automatically withdrawn from my bank account and transferred to the CDTFA's bank account in the amount specified on each registration or return submitted. Regardless of the method of payment chosen, I understand that if the CDTFA does not receive full payment of my tax, fee or permit liability, I remain liable for all applicable tax, interest and penalties. I understand that no tax or fee permit, license and/or account will be created until I submit the application to the CDTFA at the end of the registration Process.

By clicking on the "Accept" button below, I am declaring my understanding of the above and my intent to register.

It is suggested that you print a copy of this declaration for your records.