(a) In the case of a failure to make a report required under Section 18152.5 that contains the information required by that section on the date prescribed therefor (determined with regard to any extension of time for filing), there shall be paid (on notice and demand by the Franchise Tax Board and in the same manner as tax) by the person failing to make the report, an amount equal to fifty dollars ($50) for each report with respect to which there was such a failure. In the case of any failure due to negligence or intentional disregard, the preceding sentence shall be applied by substituting one hundred dollars ($100) for fifty dollars ($50). In the case of a report covering periods in two or more years, the penalty determined under preceding provisions of this section shall be multiplied by the number of those years.
(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 1994.
(c) No penalty shall be imposed under this section for any failure that is shown to be due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect.
(d) The amendments made by the act adding this subdivision shall become operative on January 1, 1998.
(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 322, Sec. 51. Effective August 20, 1998.)
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