STATE OF CALIFORNIA
BOE-501-BWF (FRONT) REV. 9 (4-13)
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
BOE USE ONLY
MARINE INVASIVE SPECIES FEE RETURN
DUE ON OR BEFORE
YOUR ACCOUNT NO.
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
SPECIAL TAXES AND FEES
PO BOX 942879
SACRAMENTO CA 94279-6001
Existing law authorizes the State Lands Commission to impose a fee on owners or operators of vessels for the purpose
of funding a program for the management of ballast water discharge. The State Board of Equalization (BOE) is
authorized to collect the fee for deposit into the Marine Invasive Species Control Fund. The fee is due from the owner or
operator of a vessel every time that vessel arrives at a California port from a port outside of California.
This return must be filed, and the fees paid to the BOE on or before the last day of the calendar month following the end
of the return reporting period. Schedule A must be completed to provide the information requested for each vessel that
arrived at a California port from a port outside of California during the reporting period.
Please complete Schedule A, attached. List, in date order, all vessels that arrived at a California port from a port outside
of California during the reporting period. Each such arrival is a voyage that is subject to the Marine Invasive Species fee.
Enter the total number of voyages subject to the fee in Box A and carry that number forward to line 1 on the return.
Multiply line 1 by line 2 to determine the amount due.
Payments: You can make your payment by paper check, Online ACH Debit (ePay) or by credit card. To use ePay, go
to our website at , click on the eServices tab and log in to make a payment. To pay by credit card,
go to our website or call 1-855-292-8931. Mandatory EFT accounts must pay by EFT or ePay. Be sure to sign and
mail your return.
Round cents to the
nearest whole dollar
1. Number of vessel voyages subject to the Marine Invasive Species fee for the month
(from Box A on Schedule A)
2. Rate of fee per voyage
3. Total amount due (multiply line 1 by amount shown on line 2)
4. Penalty [multiply line 3 by 10% (0.10) if payment is made after due date]
INTEREST: One month's interest is due on the total fee for each month or fraction of a month that payment
is delayed after the due date. The adjusted monthly interest rate is
6. TOTAL AMOUNT DUE AND PAYABLE (add lines 3, 4, and 5)
I hereby certify that this return, including any accompanying schedules and statements, has been
examined by me and to the best of my knowledge and belief is a true, correct, and complete return.
PRINT NAME AND TITLE
Make check or money order payable to State Board of Equalization.
Always write your account number on your check or money order. Make a copy of this document for your records.