(a) In addition to any criminal penalty provided by law, if any individual makes a statement under Section 13040 , 13041 , or 13042 which results in a decrease in the amounts deducted and withheld under this division, and as of the time the statement was made, there was no reasonable basis for the statement, the individual shall pay a penalty of five hundred dollars ($500) for the statement.
(b) The department may waive, in whole or in part, the penalty imposed under subdivision (a) if the taxes imposed with respect to the individual under Part 10 (commencing with Section 17001 ) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code for the taxable year are equal to or less than the sum of both of the following:
(1) The credits against those taxes allowed by Sections 17052.1 through 17053.7 and Section 19002.
(2) The payments of estimated tax which are considered payments on account of those taxes.
(c) Article 11 (commencing with Section 1221 ) of Chapter 4 of Part 1, relating to administrative appellate review, shall not apply to the assessment or collection of any penalty imposed by subdivision (a).
(d) This section shall apply to acts and failures to act after December 31, 1981.
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