AB 2398 - California Carpet Stewardship for Retailers and Dealers
Retailers and Dealers Webinar
California AB 2398 Retailer Webinar
The passage of AB 2398 in California means new responsibilities for carpet retailers. As of July 1, 2011, there will be a $0.05/sq. yd. Carpet Stewardship Assessment fee placed on all carpet sold into the state of California. Retailers must include the $0.05/sq yd Carpet Stewardship Assessment fee as an after-tax line item on the customer invoice starting July 1, 2011.
This webinar will provide you with the necessary information to comply with California State Law AB 2398.
Marketing Educational Materials
Consumer Education materials, such as point-of-purchase brochures, signs/placards and window clings are available from a third party where you can order these materials for use in your marketing & Educational efforts.
If you are interested in re-ordering the brochures, window clings or placards for AB 2398, please click on the link below. You will need to refer to the letter you received with your initial package of brochures. The letter contains your user name and password.
If you did not receive a package or if you have misplaced your user name and password, please contact CARE by going to the Contact Us page.
How to Remit the Assessment for Inventory Sold after July 1, 2011
If you are a retailer or dealer, you may need to remit assessments for carpet that you had in inventory prior to July 1, and sold or shipped into California after July 1. Please complete the Inventory Remittance Statement available below in the Retailer and Dealer Documents Section. Then click on the link below to fill out the request registration form for report submission that will be used to begin the transfer of information to HA&W, the outside accounting firm.
Please note that the inventory assessments shall be remitted within 60 days after the end of the quarter. For example, the first quarter ends September 30, 2011. Therefore, the remittance for inventory sold between July 1- September 30, 2011 will be due to HA&W by no later than November 30, 2011.
Retailer and Dealer Documents
The Invoice Examples below includes definitions and conversions for creating the invoices to be sent to the retailerís and dealerís customers.
AB 2398 – CARE Invoice Examples for Retailers(PDF 288 KB)
The Exemption Form below is be completed by the retailer or dealer for any exemption claimed from the AB 2398 assessment.
AB 2398 - CARE Exemption Form (Microsoft Doc 30 KB)
This letter below is to be used to certify that all purchases of carpet and carpet tiles as defined by AB2398 from (Name of Manufacturer) are for use outside of the State of California and will not be consumed within its boundaries.
AB 2398 – CARE Blanket Exemption Form (Microsoft Doc 26 KB)
The Record retention requirements document below provides a list of documents that must be retained by the retailer and dealer for three fiscal years.
AB 2398 - Record Retention Requirements(PDF 16 KB)
The Inventory Sales Remittance Statement below will be used to document any Inventory Held Prior to July 1, 2011 that is subsequently sold into the state of California and subject to the AB 2398 assessment.
AB 2398 – Inventory Sales Remittance Statement (Microsoft Doc 33 KB)