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AB-1271 Property tax: exemption. (2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1271


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Donnelly

February 18, 2011


An act to amend Section 75.21 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to taxation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1271, as introduced, Donnelly. Property tax: exemption.
Existing property tax law specifies that exemptions shall be applied to the amount of the supplemental assessment provided, among other things, that claims for exemption are filed.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 75.21 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

75.21.
 (a) Exemptions shall be applied to the amount of the supplemental assessment, provided that the property is not receiving any other exemption on either the current roll or the roll being prepared except as provided for in subdivision (b), that the assessee is eligible for the exemption, and that, in those instances in which the provisions of this division require the filing of a claim for the exemption, the assessee makes a claim for the exemption.
(b) If the property received an exemption on the current roll or the roll being prepared and the assessee on the supplemental roll is eligible for an exemption and, in those instances in which the provisions of this division require the filing of a claim for the exemption, the assessee makes a claim for an exemption of a greater amount, then the difference in the amount between the two exemptions shall be applied to the supplemental assessment.
(c) In those instances in which the provisions of this division require the filing of a claim for the exemption, except as provided in subdivision (d), (e), or (f), any person claiming to be eligible for an exemption to be applied against the amount of the supplemental assessment shall file a claim or an amendment to a current claim, in that form as prescribed by the board, on or before the 30th day following the date of notice of the supplemental assessment, in order to receive a 100-percent exemption.
(1) With respect to property as to which the college, cemetery, church, religious, exhibition, veterans’ organization, free public libraries, free museums, or welfare exemption was available, but for which a timely application for exemption was not filed, the following amounts shall be canceled or refunded:
(A) Ninety percent of any a tax or penalty or interest thereon, or any an amount of tax or penalty or interest thereon exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250) in total amount, whichever is greater, for each supplemental assessment, provided that an appropriate application for exemption is filed on or before the date on which the first installment of taxes on the supplemental tax bill becomes delinquent, as provided by Section 75.52.
(B) Eighty-five percent of any a tax or penalty or interest thereon, or any an amount of tax or penalty or interest thereon exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250) in total amount, whichever is greater, for each supplemental assessment, if an appropriate application for exemption is thereafter filed.
(2) With respect to property as to which the welfare exemption or veterans’ organization exemption was available, all provisions of Section 254.5, other than the specified dates for the filing of affidavits and other acts, are applicable to this section.
(3) With respect to property as to which the veterans’ or homeowners’ exemption was available, but for which a timely application for exemption was not filed, that portion of tax attributable to 80 percent of the amount of exemption available shall be canceled or refunded, provided that an appropriate application for exemption is filed on or before the date on which the first installment of taxes on the supplemental tax bill becomes delinquent, as provided by Section 75.52.
(4) With respect to property as to which the disabled veterans’ exemption was available, but for which a timely application for exemption was not filed, that portion of tax attributable to 90 percent of the amount of exemption available shall be canceled or refunded, provided that an appropriate application for exemption is filed on or before the date on which the first installment of taxes on the supplemental tax bill becomes delinquent, as provided by Section 75.52. If an appropriate application for exemption is thereafter filed, 85 percent of the amount of the exemption available shall be canceled or refunded.
(5) With respect to property as to which any other exemption was available, but for which a timely application for exemption was not filed, the following amounts shall be canceled or refunded:
(A) Ninety percent of any a tax or penalty or interest thereon, provided that an appropriate application for exemption is filed on or before the date on which the first installment of taxes on the supplemental tax bill becomes delinquent, as provided by Section 75.52.
(B) Eighty-five percent of any a tax or penalty or interest thereon, or any an amount of tax or penalty or interest thereon exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250) in total amount, whichever is greater, for each supplemental assessment, if an appropriate application for exemption is thereafter filed.
Other provisions of this division pertaining to the late filing of claims for exemption do not apply to assessments made pursuant to this chapter.
(d) For purposes of this section, any a claim for the homeowners’ exemption, veterans’ exemption, or disabled veterans’ exemption previously filed by the owner of a dwelling, granted and in effect, constitutes the claim or claims for that exemption required in this section. In the event that a claim for the homeowners’ exemption, veterans’ exemption, or disabled veterans’ exemption is not in effect, a claim for any of those exemptions for a single supplemental assessment for a change in ownership or new construction occurring on or after June 1, up to and including December 31, shall apply to that assessment; a claim for any of those exemptions for the two supplemental assessments for a change in ownership or new construction occurring on or after January 1, up to and including May 31, one for the current fiscal year and one for the following fiscal year, shall apply to those assessments. In either case, if granted, the claim shall remain in effect until title to the property changes, the owner does not occupy the home as his or her principal place of residence on the lien date, or the property is otherwise ineligible pursuant to Section 205, 205.5, or 218.
(e) Notwithstanding subdivision (c), an additional exemption claim may not be required to be filed until the next succeeding lien date in the case in which a supplemental assessment results from the completion of new construction on property that has previously been granted exemption on either the current roll or the roll being prepared.
(f) (1) Notwithstanding subdivision (c), an additional exemption claim is not required to be filed in the instance where a supplemental assessment results from a change in ownership of property where the purchaser of the property owns and uses or uses, as the case may be, other property that has been granted the college, cemetery, church, religious, exhibition, veterans’ organization, free public libraries, free museums, or welfare exemption on either the current roll or the roll being prepared and the property purchased is put to the same use.
(2) In all other instances where a supplemental assessment results from a change in ownership of property, an application for exemption shall be filed pursuant to the provisions of subdivision (c).