Form CDTFA-329 "Request for Certificate of Excise Tax Clearance" - California

What Is Form CDTFA-329?

This is a legal form that was released by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration - a government authority operating within California. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

Form Details:

  • Released on December 1, 2017;
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Download Form CDTFA-329 "Request for Certificate of Excise Tax Clearance" - California

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CDTFA-329 (FRONT) REV. 14 (12-17)
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATE OF
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TAX AND FEE ADMINISTRATION
EXCISE TAX CLEARANCE
A Certificate of Excise Tax Clearance is not required on the transfer of
a commercial vehicle powered by diesel or gasoline.
If you are in the process of transferring registration on a commercial vehicle over 7,000 pounds (unladen weight)
which is powered by liquefed petroleum gas (LPG), liquefed natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG)
or alcohol fuels, you need a Certifcate of Excise Tax Clearance from the California Department of Tax and Fee
Administration (CDTFA) in order to complete the transfer with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
To obtain a Certifcate of Excise Tax Clearance, you must complete this form (CDTFA-329). Please be careful
when completing the form to provide all the information requested and attach copies of any documents
required. Do not send originals. Lack of proper documentation may cause delays in processing your request.
In any event, allow 10 days for receipt of your certifcate.
Copies of the following documents are required to obtain the Certifcate of Excise Tax Clearance:
Proof of Registration by one of the following:
• Current registration,
• Certifcate of ownership (pink slip), or
• Certifcate of title or origin (out-of-state vehicles)
Proof of Selling Price and Date of Sale by one of the following:
• Bill of sale signed by the seller, or
• Purchase contract, or
• Sales agreement
Transfers of leased vehicles, vehicles not in operation, or repossessions require documentation in addition to
the items listed above.
Leased Vehicles
• Copy of lease agreement to determine the responsibility for payment of the use fuel tax.
Non-operation
• If the vehicle was not in operation, the seller or agent of the seller must complete and sign a form
CDTFA-28, Certifcation as to Use of Equipment, which will be provided to you upon request.
Repossession
• Contact the Motor Carrier Offce in West Sacramento to determine if additional documentation is needed.
Remember, the burden is upon the applicant to clearly demonstrate that all applicable use fuel taxes have been
paid. If you are not able to provide all the documentation required, please contact the Motor Carrier Offce.
Your completed form with copies of supporting documents should be mailed to:
MOTOR CARRIER OFFICE MIC:65
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TAX AND FEE ADMINISTRATION
PO BOX 942879
SACRAMENTO CA 94279-0065
If you have any questions regarding specifc vehicle transfers, please telephone the Motor Carrier Offce at
1-916-373-3030.
CDTFA-329 (FRONT) REV. 14 (12-17)
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATE OF
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TAX AND FEE ADMINISTRATION
EXCISE TAX CLEARANCE
A Certificate of Excise Tax Clearance is not required on the transfer of
a commercial vehicle powered by diesel or gasoline.
If you are in the process of transferring registration on a commercial vehicle over 7,000 pounds (unladen weight)
which is powered by liquefed petroleum gas (LPG), liquefed natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG)
or alcohol fuels, you need a Certifcate of Excise Tax Clearance from the California Department of Tax and Fee
Administration (CDTFA) in order to complete the transfer with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
To obtain a Certifcate of Excise Tax Clearance, you must complete this form (CDTFA-329). Please be careful
when completing the form to provide all the information requested and attach copies of any documents
required. Do not send originals. Lack of proper documentation may cause delays in processing your request.
In any event, allow 10 days for receipt of your certifcate.
Copies of the following documents are required to obtain the Certifcate of Excise Tax Clearance:
Proof of Registration by one of the following:
• Current registration,
• Certifcate of ownership (pink slip), or
• Certifcate of title or origin (out-of-state vehicles)
Proof of Selling Price and Date of Sale by one of the following:
• Bill of sale signed by the seller, or
• Purchase contract, or
• Sales agreement
Transfers of leased vehicles, vehicles not in operation, or repossessions require documentation in addition to
the items listed above.
Leased Vehicles
• Copy of lease agreement to determine the responsibility for payment of the use fuel tax.
Non-operation
• If the vehicle was not in operation, the seller or agent of the seller must complete and sign a form
CDTFA-28, Certifcation as to Use of Equipment, which will be provided to you upon request.
Repossession
• Contact the Motor Carrier Offce in West Sacramento to determine if additional documentation is needed.
Remember, the burden is upon the applicant to clearly demonstrate that all applicable use fuel taxes have been
paid. If you are not able to provide all the documentation required, please contact the Motor Carrier Offce.
Your completed form with copies of supporting documents should be mailed to:
MOTOR CARRIER OFFICE MIC:65
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TAX AND FEE ADMINISTRATION
PO BOX 942879
SACRAMENTO CA 94279-0065
If you have any questions regarding specifc vehicle transfers, please telephone the Motor Carrier Offce at
1-916-373-3030.
CDTFA-329 (BACK) REV. 14 (12-17)
REQUEST FOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCISE TAX CLEARANCE
A Certifcate(s) of Excise Tax Clearance is required under the provisions of the Use Fuel Tax Law for the transfer of registration of the vehicle(s)
described below. Please attach copies of the front and back of the certifcate(s) of registration and bill(s) of sale. In addition, if the
vehicle(s) was leased, attach a copy of the lease agreement(s) and give the name of the permit holder and number under which fuel used
in the vehicle(s) was reported.
SELLING PRICE
CDTFA USE
MAKE
(include value
ONLY
YEAR
ENGINE OR IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
LICENSE NUMBER
(if additional space is needed, attach list)
of trade‑in)
(USE TAX)
The equipment listed above was
SOLD
REPOSSESSED
TRADED
OTHER
ON (date)
REGISTERED OWNER’S (SELLER’S) NAME
STREET ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP CODE
SELLER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER
OWNER’S (SELLER’S) USE FUEL TAX PERMIT NUMBER
(
)
If sold to a dealer, enter DMV Dealer Number:
If sold to a private party, enter the following information:
PURCHASER’S NAME
STREET ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP CODE
PURCHASER’S USE FUEL TAX PERMIT NUMBER
PURCHASER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER
(
)
When taxes accruing against the vehicle(s) described above have been paid or secured, the Certificate of Excise Tax
Clearance should be mailed to:
NAME (please print)
STREET ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP CODE
COMMENTS
TAX CLEARANCE REQUESTED BY (print your name)
TELEPHONE NUMBER
(
)
SIGNATURE
DATE
CDTFA USE ONLY
PREPARED BY
DELINQUENCY
ATTACHMENTS
Current Registration, Pink Slip or DMV
Use Fuel Tax
Printout of Prior Ownership, or
$
APPROVED BY (signature)
Certificate of Ownership
$500 Penalty
Bill of Sale with Date of Sale
Use Fuel Tax Returns (list)
Lease Agreement
DATE
Finance/Purchase Contract or
Lienholder
Non-operation Completed and Signed
CDTFA-1138 PRESS NUMBER
Certificate of Repossession
CLEAR
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