All beverages currently included in the Act and sold in California are to be labeled with a California Redemption Value (CRV) message on the container by the beverage manufacturer. If they are not, then the dealer must not sell them.
Dealers who choose to charge CRV to customers on eligible beverages are encouraged to show the CRV payment as a separate item on their cash register receipts. The CRV portion is subject to sales tax if the sale of the beverage is subject to the sales tax. Effective July 1, 2007, CRV is 5¢ for each beverage container less than 24 ounces, and 10¢ for each container 24 ounces or more for beverages sold in aluminum, glass, plastic containers and bimetal containers.
California Redemption Value (CRV) Computations (Updated April 8, 2016)