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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 1. PROPERTY TAXATION [50 - 5911]

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

PART 9. CORRECTIONS, CANCELLATIONS, AND REFUNDS [4801 - 5170]

  ( Part 9 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 154. )

CHAPTER 2. Corrections [4831 - 4925]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 154. )

ARTICLE 4. Incorrect Application of Payment on Redemption [4920 - 4925]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 1011. )

4920.
  

(a) This article shall be applicable only if all of the requirements of either of the following are met:

(1) (A) By substantial evidence, a redemptioner convinces the tax collector that money paid by him or her in redemption of any property or for the use of any property pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 4186) of Part 7 was intended by him or her to be paid in connection with any other property or that the payment was, without his or her fault, credited to unintended property.

(B) The right of redemption has not terminated on the property in connection with which the payment was intended.

(C) Two years have not elapsed since the date of the payment.

(D) Since the date of payment, the property has not been transferred or conveyed to a bona fide purchaser for value or become subject to a bona fide encumbrancer for value.

(2) (A) By substantial evidence, a redemptioner convinces the tax collector that money paid by him or her in redemption of any property or for the use of any property pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 4186) of Part 7 was, without his or her fault, credited to unintended property.

(B) The right of redemption has not terminated on the property in connection with which the payment was intended.

(C) Two years have not elapsed since the date of the payment.

(D) Since the date of payment, the property has been transferred or conveyed to a bona fide purchaser for value or become subject to a bona fide encumbrancer for value.

(b) (1) When the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) are met, the tax collector shall transfer the payment to the property in connection with which the payment was intended, and in case the payment caused the redemption of the property in connection with which the payment was not intended, cancel the redemption of that property.

(2) When the requirements of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) are met, the tax collector shall transfer the payment to the property in connection with which the payment was intended to be made, and shall cancel the credit on the unintended property immediately before issuance of the guaranty or certificate shall be personally liable for the amount so transferred which shall be collected in the manner specified for the collection of taxes on the unsecured roll.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 699, Sec. 11. Effective January 1, 1997.)

4921.
  

The redemptioner shall sign and file with the tax collector a verified statement containing complete details of the transaction. If the transfer is made the voucher shall be preserved as a public record and reference to it shall be entered on the delinquent roll opposite the unintended property.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1101.)

4922.
  

If a credit is canceled on unintended property, the tax collector shall notify the assessee or agent of the assessee of the unintended property by registered mail at his last known address respecting the proposed transfer, or if no address is known, at the county seat. Assessee as used in this section refers to the assessee as shown on the last roll on which the unintended property appears.

If a credit on unintended property is canceled and transferred pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 4920, the tax collector shall inform the person owning the property immediately before issuance of the guaranty or certificate of title that the credit has been canceled and transferred and the person so notified shall be personally liable for the amount so transferred which shall be collected in the manner specified for the collection of taxes on the unsecured roll.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1101.)

4923.
  

The notice shall state that the last assessee of the property in connection with which payment may be transferred pursuant to this article, may within 10 days after the mailing demand a hearing by the board of supervisors. If made, the demand shall be in duplicate and one copy shall be filed with the tax collector. The board of supervisors shall set a time for the hearing and its decision on the matter is final.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1101.)

4924.
  

If the amount paid by the redemptioner is less than the amount necessary to redeem the property intended or less than the amount required to be paid for the use of the property pursuant to Chapter 3 of Part 7 of this division, the balance of the amount due shall be paid before the transfer is made.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 1011.)

4925.
  

If the amount paid by the redemptioner exceeds the amount necessary to redeem the property intended or more than the amount required to be paid for the use of the property pursuant to Chapter 3 of Part 7 of this division the applicant is entitled to a refund of the excess which shall be paid in the same manner as an overcollection of tax is refunded; provided, however, that if the refund is made within 90 days after the date of payment it may be made by the tax collector.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1101.)

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