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Real Estate Tax Related Articles
 

 
When governments pay property taxes 11-09-2003
Taxes paid by the county for land owned by others
 
Exclusions from supplemental assessment 8-28-2003
Times when new construction does not result in a supplemental assessment
 
DEATH AND TAXES: SOMETIMES THEY GO TOGETHER 8-03-2003
If the property passes to relatives, the change of ownership "may" be excluded from reappraisal if the appropriate Claim for Exclusion is filed with our office
 
Setbacks might boost land values 4-2-2003
It would not be clear whether that effect would be to reduce values or enhance them
 
GOOD NEWS/ WORSE NEWS ABOUT DECLINES IN VALUE 3-09-2003 There was no provision in Proposition 13 for values of property to decline below their factored base year value.
 
Enrolling accurate values 12-22-2002
The information compiled from these questionnaires enables the appraisal staff to determine whether a reappraisal is required under Proposition 13.
 
Appealing an assessment 11-10- 2002
WHEN PROPERTY OWNER AND ASSESSOR CANNOT AGREE
 
PUBLIC RECORDS AND PERSONAL PRIVACY 10/13/2002
California is an "open records" state which means that birth, marriage and death certificates; documents relating to property transfers, financing and liens, property ownership and property characteristics; and value data are public record.
 
Understanding the lien date  8-04- 2002
The "lien date is the time when taxes for any fiscal year become a lien on property
 
Avoiding Costly Penalties  6-30-2002
The most common penalty is for late payment of secured property taxes (after the end of the grace periods December 10 and April 10 of each year).
 
Take your old property tax rate to a new house 4-21-2002  People over 55 years of age to sell one home and buy another of equal or lesser value in the same county within two years and take their original Proposition 13 base year value with them.
 
Discouraging dumping on rural roads 4-01-2001
Penal Code Section 374.3 and related sections makes such dumping a crime and sets forth the punishment for conviction.
 
Construction in progress? 12-16- 2001
"If I build a new home or add on to my existing home, will the whole property be reappraised?"
 
Creating new parcels  11-04-2001
Creation of legal parcels, i.e. those that could be developed and receive a building permit, now required either an approved parcel or subdivision map or a lot line adjustment.

 

Property Tax ASSISTANCE FOR Seniors and Handicapped
1-07-2001
The state of California offers three programs to assist eligible seniors over age 62 and disabled individuals
 
PROPERTY BOUNDARY DISPUTES  7/16/99
Property boundaries are established by the private sector in two primary ways. They are based on filed subdivision and parcel maps or records of survey prepared by engineers or land surveyors.
 
ROLE OF TRUSTS IN PROPERTY OWNERSHIP  7/7/99
One advantage of a trust is that the trustees can manage the assets of the trust and pass those assets on to future generations without the supervision of the courts as would occur in the probating of a will.
 
CORRECT INFORMATION RESULTS IN FAIR ASSESSMENTS  6/15/99
To arrive at fair values for property in Napa County, the Assessorís office relies in part on information provided by the buyer of real property to determine whether a reappraisal is required
 
CHANGING TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY CAN TRIGGER A REAPPRAISAL 6/9/99 under Proposition 13 the manner of holding title can impact whether or not a reappraisal is required when certain ownership changes occur.
 
THREE TYPES OF DEEDS 6/7/99
When someone buys property, there are often two types of deeds involved.
 
VALUING VINEYARDS FOR ASSESSMENT PURPOSES  4/29/99
Like all other real property, vineyards are subject to Proposition 13, have base year values and are reappraised on changes of ownership and new construction (new vines or replanting).
 
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION 4/29/99
An old saying in the real estate business is that the value of a piece of property depends on three major factors: location, location, location.
 
WHAT THE ASSESSOR DOES AND WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
4/29/99
 
CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP: WHAT IT MEANS TO THE PROPERTY OWNER  4/16/99 There are a number of exclusions from reappraisal upon change in ownership of which the major ones are interspousal, parent-to-child, certain transfers between individuals and legal entities (partnerships, corporations, etc.) and the purchase of a replacement dwelling by a person over 55 years of age.
 
WHAT PROPOSITION 13 DOES NOT COVER - PERSONAL PROPERTY  3/9/99 The local assessor is responsible for the valuation of four main categories of personal property; boats, aircraft, equipment used in a trade or business and manufactured homes not on a permanent foundation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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