CA Rev & Tax Code Section 18801


Any individual may designate on the tax return that a contribution in excess of the tax liability, if any, be made to the California Firefighters’ Memorial Fund, which is established by Section 18802. That designation is to be used as a voluntary checkoff on the tax return.


The contributions shall be in full dollar amounts and may be made individually by each signatory on the joint return.


A designation shall be made for any taxable year on the initial return for that taxable year, and once made shall be irrevocable. In the event that payments and credits reported on the return, together with any other credits associated with the taxpayer’s account, do not exceed the taxpayer’s liability, the return shall be treated as though no designation has been made. In the event that no designee is specified, the contribution shall be transferred to the General Fund, after reimbursement of the direct actual costs of the Franchise Tax Board for the collection and the administration of funds under this article.


In the event a taxpayer designates a contribution to more than one account or fund listed on the tax return, and the amount available for designation is insufficient to satisfy the total amount designated, the contribution shall be allocated among the designees on a pro rata basis.


The Franchise Tax Board shall revise the forms of the return to include a space labeled the “California Firefighters’ Memorial Fund” to allow for the designation permitted. The forms shall also include in the instructions information that the contribution may be in the amount of one dollar ($1) or more and that the contribution shall be used to construct and maintain a memorial to California firefighters on the grounds of the State Capitol.


A deduction shall be allowed under Article 6 (commencing with Section 17201) of Chapter 3 of Part 10 for any contribution made pursuant to subdivision (a).
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 18801’s source at ca​.gov