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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 1. PROPERTY TAXATION [50 - 5911]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 154. )

PART 10. AIRCRAFT ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION [5301 - 5456]

  ( Part 10 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1703. )

CHAPTER 3. Assessment [5362 - 5368]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1703. )

5362.
  

The assessor of the county in which the aircraft is habitually situated shall assess the aircraft at its market value.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1703.)

5363.
  

In assessing aircraft, the county assessor shall determine the market value of the aircraft in accordance with standards and guides to the market value of aircraft prescribed by the board. In determining the market value of aircraft the assessor shall not take into account the existence of any custom or common method, if any, in arriving at the market value of any class or classes of aircraft.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1703.)

5364.
  

The board shall establish standards and fix guides or, after a public hearing, shall review and approve commercially available guides, to be used by the county assessor in the assessment of aircraft at market value.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1087, Sec. 24. Effective January 1, 1997.)

5365.
  

Upon request of the assessor of the county in which an aircraft is habitually based, the owner shall file with the assessor a statement setting forth information about the aircraft that is necessary to ascertain the full value of the aircraft, including, but not limited to, the serial number, the make, model, year of manufacture of the aircraft, and engine and maintenance information, including the total hours logged on the aircraft following the last major overhaul of the engine of the aircraft.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 200, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2005.)

5366.
  

Owners, as well as operators, of private and public airports shall, within 15 days following the lien date of each year, provide the assessor of the county in which the airport is situated with a statement containing a list of names and addresses of the owners, and the make, model, and aircraft registration number, of all aircraft which were using the airport as a base. The assessors of each county shall, not later than July 1, 1970, and not later than the first day of July of each year thereafter, provide the California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics with a statement containing a list of names, addresses of owners, make, model, aircraft registration number, and assessed value of all aircraft which were using airports in the county as a base.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 497, Sec. 17. Effective January 1, 1996.)

5367.
  

If any person who is requested to file a statement pursuant to Section 5365 fails to file such statement by the time specified by the assessor, a penalty of 10 percent of the market value of the unreported aircraft shall be added to the value of the aircraft of such person which is placed on the current roll.

If the assessee establishes to the satisfaction of the county board of equalization or the assessment appeals board that the failure to file the statement was due to reasonable cause and not due to willful neglect, it may order the penalty abated; provided, that the assessee has filed with the county board written application for abatement of the penalty within the time prescribed by law for the filing of applications for assessment reductions.

If the penalty is abated, it shall be canceled or refunded in the same manner as an amount of tax erroneously charged or collected.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1209.)

5368.
  

Owners, as well as operators, of private and public airports shall provide, upon the request of the assessor of the county in which the airport is situated, a statement containing the make, model, aircraft registration number, and arrival and departure information of all aircraft utilizing the airport facilities.

(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 180, Sec. 5. Effective August 24, 2007.)

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