2013 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 42 - Taxation
§ 42-2062 Abatement of penalties; definition


AZ Rev Stat § 42-2062 (through 1st Reg Sess 51st Leg. 2013) What's This?

42-2062. Abatement of penalties; definition

A. If a taxpayer has been assessed a penalty pursuant to section 42-1107, 42-1125, 43-581 or 43-582, the department, on written application by the taxpayer, shall abate the penalty if it determines that the conduct, or lack of conduct, that caused the penalty to be imposed was due to reasonable cause and not due to wilful neglect.

B. If, before an assessment is issued, a taxpayer applies in writing requesting waiver of a penalty that may be assessed pursuant to section 42-1107, 42-1125, 43-581 or 43-582, the department shall not assess that penalty if it determines that the conduct, or lack of conduct, that would cause the imposition of the penalty was due to reasonable cause and not due to wilful neglect.

C. For the purpose of this section, and only as applied to the taxes imposed by chapter 5, articles 1 through 6 and chapter 6, article 3 of this title, " reasonable cause" includes situations in which the taxpayer had a reasonable basis to believe that the tax did not apply to the business activity or the storage, use or consumption of the taxpayer's tangible personal property in this state.

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