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dl ATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
dl
GEORGE R. REILLY
First District, San Francisco
ATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
20 N STREET, SACRAMENTO,
(P.O. BOX 1799, SACRAMENTO,
(916)
CALIFORNIA
CALIFORNIA
ERNEST J. DRONENBURG, JR.
Second District, San Diego
958081
445-6479
WILLIAM M. BENNETT
Third District, San Rafclel
November 28, 1980
RICHARD NEVINS
Fourth District, Pasadena
KENNETH CORY
Confroller, Sacramento
DOUGLAS D. BELL
Executive Secrefary
80/169
TO COUNTY ASSESSORS,
COUNTY COUNSELS,
ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARDS,
AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES:
PROPERTY TAXES RULES 192,
202,
205,
305, and 305.5
following
a scheduled
On July 31, 1980, the Board of Equalization,
adopted amendments to Property
Taxes Rules
public
hearing,
192, Mandatory Audits;
202, Allocation
of Aircraft
of Certificated Air Carriers
and Scheduled Air Taxi Operators;
205, Movable
Property;
305, Application;
and 305.5, Base Year Value Presumption.
Enclosed,
for
your
information,
are varityped
copies
of the rules.
Sincerely,
*Yii?2++
Assistant
JM:ms
Enclosures
to Executive
Secretary
State
BOARD
of California
OF EQUALIZATION
PROPERTY
TAXDEPARTMENT
PROPERTYTAXRULES
Chapter
1.
Subchapter2.
Article
State Board of Equalization
Assessment
4.
Reference:
Information
from
SectIon
Revenue
469,
- Property
Taxpayers
and
Tax
and Audits
Taxation
Code
Rule No. 192. (Cal. Adm. Code) Mandatory Audits
(a) HOLDINGS EQUALING OR EXCEEDING
a taxpayer
engaged
assessable
trade
in a profession,
fixtures
and
to the assessor’s
records,
any succeeding
lien date
dates,
the assessor
shall
four fiscal
years
following
thereafter
within
audit
relieved
until
each
for
that
on four
(c)
lien
date
and
For
pursuant
period
purposes
to this
taxable
to
the
to
part
reported
or escaped
lien
of
same
graph
Htstory:
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1 l-28-80
and
property
latest
in any
until
fiscal
year
(b) of this
YEARS.
or controls
county
covered
which
When
locally
according
his
by the
preceding
section.
After
such a taxpayer’s
not be required
to audit
holdings
again
rule,
farming
a farming
is a business.
The
or ranching
pursuant
Division
to
1 of the
part
Revenue
his
equal
holdings
books
fall below
and records
or exceed
$200,000
operation,
assessor,
shall
11 or racehorses
and
Taxation
when
making
determine
whether
taxable
to the
Code
have
been
an
any
same
under-
use
or purpose
means
the taxable
value
of locally
assessable
trade fixtures
assessable
business
personal
property
in the c0unty.A
“fiscal
year of July 1 through
June 30.
“Trade
fixtures”
means any
directly
applies
to or augments
the
process
of function
of a pro-
or business.
Nothing
herein
of any taxpayer
records
shall
be construed
to prohibit
an assessor
from
or for any period
for which
audits
are not required
(a).
Adopted
possesses,
assessment.
(e) OTHER AUDITS.
the books
shall
dates
taxpayer
12 of
(d) DEFINITIONS.
“Holdings”
and the full cash value of locally
year”
is the governmental
fiscal
trade,
the
by subdivision
of this
section
pursuant
whose
claims,
dates.
livestock
fixtures
following
the assessor
subsequent
taxpayer
fession,
owns,
personal
BELOW THE MINIMUM.
date,
lien
tangible
responsibility
lien
consecutive
FARMING.
audit
one
business
four-year
of this
on any
$200,000 IN FOUR CONSECUTIVE
or business
has a combined
full value of $2000,000
or more on the 1976 lien date or
and remains
at or above
the minimum
for at least the next three lien
complete
an audit of his books and records
(I) at least once within
the
the first
of such four consecutive
lien dates,
and (2) at least once
(b) HOLDINGS FALLING
$200,000
trade
April
10,
Amended
January
Amended
December
Amended
March
Amended
October
Amended
December
Amended
July
1968,
8,
12,
24,
1980,
12,
effective
effective
effective
12,
January
April
effective
1976,
1968.
February
effecttve
1973,
15,
May
effective
1969,
1971,
18,
31,
effective
1969,
25,
1969.
11,
1970.
1971.
November
25,
1973.
January
21,
1977.
November
19,
1980.
auditing
by para-
Rule
(4
No.
193.
When
(Cal.
auditing
only
one
Code
run
or
audit
irregularity
discrepancy
in the fiscal
or irregularity
502,
the
for
503,
who
audit
responding
property
fiscal
audit
year first
did not
or 531.4
in the fiscal
for
his
fiscal
year
which
the
conclusion
Revenue
of section
assessor
Division
of
Intercounty
or report
and providing
escape
(c)
ascertain
and audit
all
years
within
by the board
county
between
he maintains
the
not
discrepancy
or
surveyed
statute
as the
as a sample
may consider
fulfillment
the findings
a copy
of such
a discrepancy
property
and the
findings
in
or irregularity
statement
of limitations
of
cor-
or report,
applicable
to
assessments.
Nothing
herein
all statements
cumstances
History:
the cause
has
the
Code.
If the assessor
determines
that the findings
disclose
his files.
between
the taxpayer’s
books and records
and the corresponding
he shall
audit,
year and (2) that the
under the provisions
Equalization
exists
the
for
and
for audit.
for
of limitations
(1) that
to that fiscal
of an escape
of the
audit
Revenue
selected
selected
statute
both
may
of the
year
192 is selected
the
or irregularity
532
first
and Taxation
purposes,
board’s
an assessor
is found
years
of the
192,
in section
selected
is peculiar
permit
the assessment
no discrepancy
statement
section
specified
in the
report
the requirements
of the
of
period
is found
remaining
531.3
192 providing
requirements
the
or irregularity
equalization
findings
section
the
within
in the
meets
intercounty
of Audit
irregularity
the
he documents
item
under
if no discrepancy
shall
If a taxpayer
Scope
years
unless
of sections
(b)
fiscal
a discrepancy
assessor
Code)
a taxpayer
of the
Taxation
When
Adm.
Adopted
Amended
shall
be construed
or reports
for which
in which
April
10,
December
property
1968,
12,
effective
1969,
that
May
effecttve
to prohibit
the statute
an assessor
of limitations
has escaped
assessment
12,
1968
January
11,
1970
from auditing
or reauditing
has not run or to define
can be added
to the roll.
any or
the cir-
State
BOARD
of
OF
California
EQUALIZATION
PROPERTY TAXDEPARTMENT
PROPERTYTAXRULES
Chapter
1.
State
Subchapter
2.
Article
Situs
5.
References:
Board
of Equalization
-
Property
Tax
Taxation
Code
Assessment
Secttons
1150-1156,
Revenue
and
Rule 202. ALLOCATION OF AIRCRAFT OF CERTIFICATED
SCHEDULED AIR TAXI OPERATORS
(a) AIR TAXIS.
any
time
during
purchased
for
other service,
not under
An aircraft
the
meaning
Part
10, Division
meaning
in
craft
normally
the
1, or under
make
United
other
States
of the
lien
date
used
pursuant
situs
registry
Revenue
or foreign
meaning
physical
or as the result
passengers,
selected
it in scheduled
to subsection
provisions
operated
and
Code)
1154 of the
commerce
of section
by
Taxation
(a) and (b) o f section
interstate,
(within
accident
1150
subdivisions
intrastate,
agencies
of
section
of
on the
air taxi
(f),
service
or which
at
has been
and not yet used in any
and Taxation
Code and
of Part
2, Division
certificated
air
1, of the Reve-
Code.
Aircraft
of
owner
period
scheduled
air taxi service
but not yet put into such service
is assessable
under sections
1150 to 1156 of the Revenue
nue and Taxation
(b) SITUS.
whose
representative
AIR CARRIERS AND
shall
Revenue
be deemed
404 of the Revenue
contact.
The
of an emergency,
physical
and
it must
or scheduled
carriers
(within
the
air taxis
(within
the
and Taxation
to be situated
and Taxation
contact
mdst
involve
embarking
be
Code)
only
Code)
and flown
in those
in which
intentional
rather
or disembarking
taxing
the airthan
by
of crew,
or freight.
Aircraft
flying
over the state without
landing
do not acquire
situs for property
tax purposes.
Conversely,
the situs of aircraft
that depart from a taxing
agency within
the state,
fly out of the state,
and return to the same or another
taxing
agency
within
the state without
landing
outside
the state
is within
the state’s
taxing
jurisdiction
throughout
the flight.
Situs for property
tax purposes
is not affected
by the legal or commercial
domicile
of the operator
of the aircraft,
except
that foreign-owned
and -based
aircraft
operated
solely
in foreign
commerce
do not acquire
a situs within
the state for property
tax purposes.
(c) ALLOCATION
of two
factors:
FORMULA.
(1) ground
Th e allocation
and flight
time
formula
to be used by each assessor
and (2) aircraft
arrivals
and departures.
is composed
Time allocable
to an airport
is the amount of time that certificated
aircraft
and scheduled
air taxis
are on the ground at the airport,
plus a portion
of the incoming
and outgoing
flight
time computed
pursuant
to subsection
(d).
The ratio of the time allocable
to the airport
during a representative
period to the sum of the time allocable
tothe
airport
and the time allocable
elsewhere
isthe
ground
and
flight
excluded:
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11-28-80
time
factor.
In computing
the
ground
and
flight
time
factor,
the
following
shall
be
Rule 202. ALLOCATION OF AIRCRAFT OF CERTIFICATED
SCHEDULED AIR TAXI OPERATORS. (Cont. 1)
From
the time
(1)
All
allocable
ground
to the alrport
and
the air carrier
in control
From
time
the
total
(1)
All
the air carrier
This
factor
The
aircraft
an airport
from
all
aircraft
be multiplied
time
the
factor
to determine
(d) ALLOCATION
airport,
by 75 percent
factor
aircraft’s
first
lien
entry
into
the
revenue
service
of
service
of
date.
shall
the full
cash
OF FLIGHT
flight
time
ratlo
entry
a weighted
of the
into
the
revenue
and
flight
ground
number
of arrivals
time
factor.
at and departures
to the total
number of arrivals
at and departures
This factor
shall be multiplied
by 25 percent
period.
be added
yields
the
is the
and departures
factors
to obtain
first
date.
period
representative
arrivals
weighted
California
to the
on the current
a representative
during
a weighted
two
prior
and departures
during
airports
weighted
of the
time
of the alrcraft
--
arrivals
from
The
--
ground
and flight
time prior to the aircraft’s
in control
of the alrcraft
on the current
lien
shall
to obtain
flight
AIR CARRIERS AND
factor.
to the
Ihe
allocation
value
allocable
TIME.
weighted
ratio
and departures
to the
factor.
full
cash
The
value
sum
of the
to the airport.
F or aircraft
attributable
orrivals
to be applied
flying
to each
airport
from
one
California
is one-half
the
airport
flight
to another
time
between
the airports.
For aircraft
arriving
from an airport
outside
the state or leaving
for an airport
outside
the state,
the flight
time from or to the state boundary
shall be allocated
to the California
airport
in which
the aircraft
first
lands or last takes off, as the case may be. The flight
time to the state boundary
the mileage
from the airport
to the state boundary
shall
be computed
as follows:
(1) d e t ermine
crossing
point on a great circle
flight
to the first
landing
point outside
the state;
(2) divide
this
mileage
by the
total
great
circle
mileage
from
the
airport
to the
first
landing
point
outside
the
state;
(3) multiply
this percentage
by the totol
flight
time from the airport
to the first
landing
point outside
the state.
The same procedure
shall
be used for inbound
flights
from outside
the
To allow
for differences
in take-off,
landing,
and cruising
speeds
and for varying
take-off
state.
and landing
patterns,
the time allocated
to an alrport
shall not be less than five minutes
for an
incoming
or an outgoing
flight.
In lieu of the actual
flight
time tor a single
flight,
the average
flight
time between
two ports,
or between
a port and the state line,
for two or more flights
of a
single
carrier
or of more than one carrier
shall
be used when such an average
is promulgated
by
the board unless
the assessor
has documented
evidence
which
lustifies
departure
from such average time.
(e) SOURCES OF ALLOCATION
DATA. For scheduled
operations,
arrivals
and departures
and
ground and flight
time shall be derived
from the carrier’s
operating
schedules.
For nonscheduled
operations,
including
but not limited
to, overhaul,
pilot training,
charter,
military
contract
flights,
and standby
services,
ground and flight
time and arrivals
and departures
shall be derived
from the
carrier’s
recorded
operations.
(f) REPRESENTATIVE
PERIOD. A nnually,
on or before
February
15, the board shall
consult
with the assessors
of the counties
in which air carriers’
aircraft
normally
make physical
contact.
On or before March
1, the board shall designate
a representative
period
to be used by all assessors in assessing
the aircraft
of each carrier
for the forthcoming
fiscal
year.
Rule 202. ALLOCATION OF AIRCRAFT OF CERTIFICATED
SCHEDULED AIR TAXI OPERATORS. (Cont. 2)
(g) APPLICATION
scheduled
air
be computed
makes
ratio
for
within
shall
History:
l--
types
operators
each
a type
then
shall
type
which
which
have
be applied
allocation
ratio
situs within
the
The
OF ALLOCATION
taxi
applies,
state.
FORMULA.
be segregated
has
not
to the
established
a tax
established
total
excluding
Th e aircraft
by type,
and
a tax
value
those
of the
makes
withrn
are as follows:
(1)
Piston-powered
(2)
Turboprop-powered
(3)
Helicopter
(4)
Turbojet
and Turbofan
(A)
Two
engine
(B)
Three
engine
(C)
Four
(D)
DC-8-60
(E)
TWO
(F)
Three
(G)
Four
Adopted
powered
engine
series
engine
widebody
engine
engine
March
widebody
widebody
effective
March
10, 1967.
1969, effective
February
12, 1969.
12, 1969, effective
January
11, 1970.
lb, 1970, effective
March
26, 1970.
9, 1967,
Amended
January
8,
Amended
December
Amended
February
Amended
December
Amended
February
Amended
December
Amended
July
31,
20,
21,
17,
1980,
1971,
1974,
effectfive
effective
1975,
effective
effective
January
19,
February
26, 1974.
January
November
25,
19,
1972
1976.
1980.
situs
situs
carrier’s
a type
AIR CARRIERS AND
of
certificated
a separate
within
within
aircraft
which
the
the
state,
state.
of each
have
air
carriers
allocation
not
ratio
excluding
Each
type
those
allocation
to which
established
and
shall
the
a tax
State
BOARD
of
OF
California
EQUALIZATION
PROPERTYTAXDEPARTMENT
PROPERTYTAX
Chapter
1.
State
Subchapter
2.
Article
Situs
5.
References:
Board
of Equalization
-
RULES
Property
Tax
Assessment
Article
XIII,
Section
Section
601,
Revenue
14,
California
and
Constitution
Taxation
Code
Rule No. 203. (Cal. Adm. Code) Goods in Transit
Goods
moving
not subject
(a)
to tax
Goods
moving
in interstate
while
or foreign
commerce,
whether
entering
or leaving
the
state,
are
in transit.
in intrastate
commerce
on the
lien
date
from
one
are taxable
and have
situs
for that
purpose
as follows:
0
(1)
Property
origin
being
of the
transported
shipment
by an owner
regardless
of the
mode
location
to another
has
or the
ownership
of transportation
situs
at the point
of
of the means
of
conveyance.
(2)
Property
demonstrates
to the
and
being
transported
to a buyer
to the
satisfaction
of the assessor
Uniform
buyer,
Commercial
are
delivery
Code,
terms.
f.o.b.
Title
has
situs
at its
that
the
designations,
to property
unless
remains
delivery
by making the property
available
for disposition
tion of a security
interest
by a seller
shall be disregarded
Property
is in transit
as part of interstate
been delivered
to a carrier
or, if delivery
when
nates
he has actually
started
transporting
the
when the property
reaches
its destination
signee
of destination
had title
otherwise
with
the buyer
delivery.
agreed
a seller
by the buyer
for purposes
unless
until
Pursuant
between
until
a seller
he has completed
at the f.o.b.
point.
Retenof determining
situs.
commerce,
as the case may be, when it has
is being made by the owner of the property,
Transportation
termito its destination.
property
and is made
available
for disposition
by the con-
of the shipment.
The
interruption
from
its
the
owner
property
Thus,
or intrastate
to destination
point
seller
of transportation
in-transit
status.
terminates
is situated
property
the
transportation
on the
remains
for purposes
Th e interruption
lien
in transit
incident
to transportation
of transportation
and
creates
a situs
does
for the business
for
taxation
not remove
purpose
at the
place
property
or profit
of
where
the
date.
if the
interruption
is caused
by a breakdown
in the transportation
system or equipment,
the promotion
of safe or convenient
transit,
or the accumulation
bythe
carrier
of sufficient
cargo to make a load.
On the other hand, property
does not remain in transit
if the
interruption
is for the purpose
of further
processing
the goods, placing
them in different
containers,
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I l-28-80
separating
them
any other
purpose
for
easier
distribution
unconnected
with
to customers,
transportation.
storing
them
awaiting
a favorable
market,
or
(b)
CONTENTS
is in transit
OF
to the
in a receiving,
shall
be regarded
provisions
P.dopted
1968,
7,
transported
or surge
Whether
the
of transportation
(a)
in transrt
February
balance
as in transit.
of part
interruption
as property
flow,
or termination
gas, or any other
Oil,
extent
shipping,
interruption
the
PIPELINES
same
are
affects
effectlve
March
removal
means.
to the
of a product
on the
in determining
the situs
transported
necessary
depends
applicable
which
tank
property
by any other
whether
for
a pipeline
contarned
operation
from
reason
through
A product
of the
a pipeline
the
pipeline
constitutes
removal.
or not a removal
an
In general,
constitutes
an
of the property.
1968
14,
Rule No. 204. (Cal. Adm. Code) Leased or Consigned Property
(a)
LEASED.
Property
leased
or rented
on a daily,
weekly
or other short-term
basis
has situs
normally
keeps the property.
Temporary
absences
from that location
where the lessor
at the place
do not change
the
The
situs
term
of more than
(b)
CONSIGNED.
situs
of the property.
of property
leased
six
months
All
The
term
“situated”
that
location
activities
of the
are stored
prior
Adopted
February
to that
consignee
7,
1968,
property
temporary
to being
an extended,
but
consigned
unspecified,
place
where
storage
for
or consignor
displayed
effective
sale
14,
property
temporary
to any
IS
person
usually
the
are situated
where
situs
within
stored
for a
this
from
held
state
to the consignee,
for
connected
of the
or leased
use.
be assessed
is situated
purposes
does not alter
for sale
March
the
or other
period
basis of the lessee’s
on the
or from another
countyin
this state shall
to both, in the county
where the property
refers
for
for
be determined
personal
any place out of this state
or the consrgnor,
or jointly
from
or rented
shall
sale.
with
property.
on the lien
Removal
the
selling
Goods
which
date.
1968
Rule No. 205. (Cal. Adm. Code) Movable Property
(a) GENERAL.
Movable
property
to time
location
to another.
under
from
such
one
circumstances
is all
its srtus
Movable
property
has situs
where
than 6 of the 12 months immedrately
to the county
for any substantial
property
Such
which
property
is intended
to be, and is, moved
may be in-transit,
is to be determined
by reference
consigned,
to section
from
or leased,
time
and
203 or 204.
located
on the lien date if it has been in the county
for more
preceding
the lien date and if it is to remain
in or be returned
period
during
the 12 months
Immediately
succeeding
the lien
date.
Property
which has been in the county
for less than 6 of the 12 months immediately
preceding the Ilen date, but which
is commrtted
to use in the county
for an indeterminate
period or for
more than
lien date.
six
months,
Property
which
graph has situs
location,
has
situs
does not have
at the location
at the prrnclpal
there
whether
place
of business
(c)
to boats
does
1968,
not apply
effective
extends
through
Adopted
February
7,
Amended
Amended
February
July
31,
24, 1969,
effective
March
1980,
effective
November
March
14,
or commences
with
the
to the previous
paraor, if there is no such
of the owner.
lrcraft
other
for taxation
aircraft
that
tax sltus
at
section
use
sltus where located
on the lien date pursuant
where It is normally
returned
between
uses
(b)
GENERAL AIRCRAFT.
A
sections
1150 to 1155 have srtus
situated
when not in flight
An
of two or more airports
has its
ground time.
This
the
thun those
subtect
to Revenue
and Taxation
Code
purposes
at the airport
in which they are habitually
spends
a substantral
amount of ground time at each
the airport
where
it spends the greatest
amount of
or racehorses.
1968
30, 1969
19, 1980
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State
BOARD
of
OF
California
EQUALIZATION
PROPERTYTAXDEPARTMENT
PROPERTYTAXRULES
Chapter
1.
State
Board
of Equalization
Subchapter
Article
1.
3. Local
Equalization
Hearing
by County
Board
Reference:
Division
1,
Port
3,
Chapter
-
1,
Property
Articles
1 and
Rule No. 301. (Cal Adm. Code) Definitions
The
provisions
in this
section
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(g)
Adopted
May
11,
1967,
effective
functions
(a)
of the board
escaped
(c)
History:
the construction
of this
board
acts
11,
pro-
1967
taxes
failure
of
relief
in a judicial
Adopted
been
assessee
on the
May
to request
11,
of far/we
1967,
effective
The
denied.*
CIR ollocatron
of
to exhaust
June
11,
21,
1968,
effective
June
26,
Amended
June
4,
1969,
effective
June
6,
1969
Amended
May
10,
1971
Amended
December
17,
effective
1975,
June
effective
on the basis
c/armed
allegations
board
exempt
taxable
Adopted
values
11,
1967,
effective
June
Jonuary
11,
531.1,
claims
The
and
Code.
board
has no
for exemption
from
power.
may
result
in a denial
of
remedies.
1968
25,
office
hours of the officer
having
at other places
for the convenience
May
section
and Taxation
of evidence.
that
has no legislative
and
Code
Revenue
1967
May
1971,
only
odminlstrotive
and Taxation
1613 of the
or to consider
Amended
5,
to Revenue
in section
and may act
exemptions
improperly
grounds
pursuant
specified
capacity
or deny
have
on
made
PRINTED
HIstory:
Code
The Board’s Function and Jurisdiction
the powers
to grant
during
regular
for inspection
1 l-28-80
Taxation
subchapter.
1976.
Rule No. 304. (Cal. Adm. Code) L ocation of Local Roll for Inspection
The local roll or a copy thereof shall be made available
for inspection
0
and
are:
assessments
To exercise
jurisdiction
ludrciol
Revenue
To increase
after giving
notice
or to lower upon application,
individual
assessments
in
order to equalize
assessments
on the local tax assessment
roll,
To review,
equalize
and adjust
penal
and escaped
assessments
on that roll except
(b)
*The
1.5,
and General Provisions
govern
June
Rule No. 302. (Cal Adm. Code)
property
Chapter
“Person
affected”
is one who owns an interest
in property
which
is the subject
of the
proceedings
under this subchapter.
“Fu!l
cash value”
is synonymous
with market value.
“County
legal advisor”
.IS the county
counsel
or the district
attorney
of the county
if
there is no county counsel,
and the City Attorney
of the City and County
of SanFrancisco.
(h)
(i)
The
and
“Chairman”
is the chairman
of the board.
” is the clerk of the board.
“Clerk
(f)
The
1.5,
is the county
wherein
the property
is located
which
is the subject
of the
“County”
ceedings
under this subchapter.
“Assessor”
is the assessor
of the county.
“Auditor”
is the auditor
of the county.
or assessment
appeals
board of the county.
“Board ” is the board of equalization
(a)
History:
set forth
Tax
1967
custody
thereof.
of the public.
Copies
by all interested
parties
may be made available
Rule No. 305.
(Cal. Adm. Code) Application
Section 1603, Revenue and Taxation
Code.
Reference:
No change
in an assessment
sought
by a person
affected
shall
be made unless
the following
application
procedure
is followed.
(a) WHO MAY FILE.
The application
IS made by a person affected
or his agent.
If the
application
IS made by an agent other than an authorized
attorney
Incensed
to practice
In this state,
or a relative
mentioned
in section
320, written
outhorlzation
to so act
If the applicant
is a corporation,
the authorization
must be filed with the application.
must be signed
by an officer
of the corporation.
shall be in writing
and signed
by
(b) SIGNATURE
AND VERIFICATION.
Th e applicotlon
applicant
or his agent with declaration
under penalty
of perjury
that the statements
If the application
is executed
outside
the State of
made in the oppllcation
are true.
California,
it shall
be sworn to before
a notary
public
or other person
authorized
to
administer
oaths.
(c) FORMS
AND CONTENTS.
Th e county
shall
provide
free of charge
forms on which
appllcatlons
are to be made.
The application
shall show.
(1) The name and address
of the applicant;
(2) The nome and address
of the applicant’s
agent,
if any;
(3) A descrlptlon
of the property
which
is the subject
of the application
sufflcient
to ldentlfy
It on the assessment
roll;
(4) The applicant’s
opinion
of the full value (market
value)
of the property
on
the valuation
date of the assessment
year in issue;
(5) The full value on which the assessment
ot the property
was based (that IS,
four times the assessed
value),
(6) The facts
relied
upon to support
the claim
that the board should
order a
change In the assessed
value or classification
of the subject
property.
The
amount of the tax or the amount of an assessed
value
increase
shall
not
constitute
facts sufficient
to warrant
a change
in assessed
values.
(7) A notlce
that a list of property
transfers
within
the county,
which
have
occurred
within
the preceding
two-year
perrod,
is open to inspection
at the
assessor’s
office
to the applicant
upon payment
of a fee of ten dollars ($10).
(8) A notice
that written
flndlngs
of fact will be available
upon request
and an
appropriate
place for the applicant
to make the request.
(See sections
308
and 325 for other provlsions
regarding
findings
of fact.)
An application
is invalid
and
is invalid
and
form.
shall
(d)
be given.
no additlonal
The application
If the county
Code sectjon
under
which does not show
shall
not be accepted
which
An
InformatIon
shall
the foregoing
items tobefilled
by the board.
Prompt
notice
appllcatlon
shall
which
be requested
be In a form
prescribed
has oppolnted
hearing
officers
1636, the application
form shall
he may request
his
application
shows
the
of the
applicant
in by the applicant
that an application
foregoing
by the State
items
on the
Board
is valid
application
of Equalization.
as provided
for in Revenue
and Taxation
advise
the applicant
of the circumstances
be heard
by such
an officer.
TIME OF FILING.
The appllcatlon
shall
be filed
with
the clerk
beginning
July 2
but no later than September
15.
An appllcatlon
will
be deemed
to have been timely
filed
If it IS sent by U,S; mall, properly
addressed
with postage
prepaid
and is postmarked on September
15 or earlier
within
such period.
An application
for a change of assessment
made outside
the regular
assessment
period
must be filed with the clerk no later than 60 days after the date on which the assessee
was notified
of the assessment
pursuant
to section
1605 of the Revenue
and Taxation
Except
as provided
In Revenue
and Taxation
Code sections
619.2,
620 and
Code.
620.5,
the board has no lurlsdlctlon
to hear an application
unless
filed
within
the
time specified.
The regular
assessment
period
is from March 1 to and including
July 1
or to such later date for completion
of the roll as may be authorized
by the State Board
of Equalization.
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.
.
*
(e)
0
Hlstory:
AMENDMENTS.
No application
may be amended
after 5:00 p.m.
which
it might have been filed
if the effect
of the amendment
additional
to or different
in nature
from that originally
requested.
Adopted
Amended
Amended
May 11,
December
May
1967,
effective
June
11, 1967,
effective
21,
Amended
November
Amended
June
1968,
effective
20,
4,
6,
June
1968,
1969,
26,
effective
effective
1970,
11, 1967
January
effective
6,
Amended
May
Aprgl
14,
1972,
effective
May
14,
Amended
June
13,
1974,
effective
June
14,
Amended
April
7,
Amended
July
31,
1980,
1968
22,
1968
1969
Amended
1977,
June
last day upon
request
relief
1968
November
June
13,
on the
is to
6,
1970
effective
May
22,
effective
November
1972
1974
1977,
19,
awllcable
t 0 1977
assessment
appeals-
1980
Rule No. 305.1. (Cal. Adm. Code) Exchange of information
(a)
value
of the property
involved,
REQUEST
FOR INFORMATION.
Wh en the assessed
before
deduction
of any exemption
accorded
the property,
is $25,000
or less,
the
applicant may file a written request for an exchange
of information
with the assessor;
and when the assessed
value
before
deduction
of any exemption
exceeds
$25,000,
either the applicant
or the assessor
may request
such an exchange.
The request
may
be filed
with the clerk at the time an application
for hearing
is filed
or may be submitted to the other party at any time prior to 20 days before the commencement
of the
immediately
forward
any request
filed
with his office
or a
hearing.
The clerk
shall
The request
shall contain
the basis of the requesting
copy thereof
to the other party.
party’s
opinion
of value and the following
data:
(1) COMPARABLE
SALES
DATA.
If the opinion
of value
is to be supported
with evidence
of comparable
sales,
the properties
sold shall be described
by the assessor’s
parcel
number,
street
address
or legal
description
sufficient
to identify
them.
With regard to each
be presented
the approximate
date of sale,
the
sale (if known)
and the zoning
of the property.
l
0
(2)
INCOME
DATA.
If the opinion
of value
is to be supported
with evidence
based on an income
study,
there shall
be presented’
the gross
income,
the expenses,
and the capitalization
method and rate or rates employed.
(3)
COST DATA.
If the opinion
replacement
cost, there shall
of value is to be supported
be presented:
to improvements
to
type of construction,
(A)
With regard
construction,
construction.
(B)
With
tion,
(C)
With regard to both improvements
and machinery
facts
relating
to depreciation,
including
any
economic
obsolenscence,
and remaining
economic
regard to machinery
replacement
cost,
real
with
evidence
property:
the
and replacement
and equipment:
ond any history
date
cost
of
of
of
the date of installaof extraordinary
use.
and equipment:
functional
or
life.
(b)
TRANSMITTAL
OF DATA
TO OTHER
PARTY.
If th e party requesting
an exchange
of data under the preceding
subsection
has submitted
the data required
therein
within
the specified
time, the other party shall mail a response
at least 10 days prior to the
hearing.
The response
shall be supported
with the same type of data required
of the
requesting
party.
When the assessor
is the respondent,
he shall mail his response to the
address
shown on the application
for hearing.
(c)
PROHIBITED
EVIDENCE;
NEW MATERIAL;
CONTINUANCE.
Whenever
information
has been exchanged
pursuant
to this section,
the parties
may introduce
evidence
only
on matters
so exchanged
unless
the other
party
consents
to introduction
of other
evidence.
However,
at the hearing,
each party may introduce
new material
relating
to
the information
received
from the other party.
If a party
introduces
new material
at
the hearing,
the other
party,
upon request,
shall
be granted
a continuance
for a
reasonable
History:
property
sold there shall
price
paid, the terms of
Adopted
Amended
Amended
May
May
June
period
6,
1970,
of time.
effective
5, 1971,
effecttve
13, 1974,
effective
June
6,
1970
June
10, 1971
June
14, 1974
-3-
.
.
Rule
No. 305.5.
Reference.
(Cal.
SectIons
Adm.
80,
81,
Code)
Base
Revenue
The appeals board decision
460(b) (6)) will not establish
and
Year
Taxation
Value
Presumption
Code.
that the fatr market value is lower than the taxable
a new base year volue, unless the base year value
value (as defined In Section
is the subject of the appeal.
Any base year value determined
by a local board of equalization
or by a court for any 1975 assessment
be conclusively
presumed to be the base year value for the property assessed.
The full value determined
for the 1975 base yeor shall be conclusively
presumed
unless an equollzotion
appltcatton
IS filed no later than September 15, 1980.
shall
to be the base year value
The full value determtned
for property which is purchased,
is newly constructed,
or changes ownership
after
the 1975 lien dote, shall be conclusively
presumed to be the base year value, unless an application
for
equaltzation
is filed durrng the equalizatton
period for the year in which the assessment
is placed on the
assessment
roll, or is flied durrng the equalization
period in ony of the three succeeding
years.
Any determtnatton
of full cash value by a local board of equalization
or by a court of law resulting
from such filing
shall be conclusively
presumed to be the base year value beginntng with the lien date of the assessment
An applrcation
for equalization
made pursuant to sections
620 or I605 of
year In which the oppeal is filed.
the Revenue and Taxation
Code, when determined,
shall be conclusively
presumed to be the base year value.
H Istory
Adopted
Amended
Rule
November
June
20,
4,
1968,
1969,
effective
effective
November
June
6,
Amended
May
6,
1970,
effective
June
6,
Amended
May
5,
1971,
effective
June
10,
Amended
April
Amended
December
Amended
July
No.
306.
14,
17,
31,
(Cal.
1972,
effective
1975,
1980,
Adm.
effective
Code)
1971
14,
F972
January
November
Copy
1968
1970
May
effective
22,
1969
25,
19,
1976
1980
of Application
to Assessor
The clerk shall transmit to the assessor
a copy of each application
for a change in assessment
received,and
a reasonable
time shall be allowed
before hearing for the ossessor
to obtain information
relative
to the
property
and the assessment
thereof.
History:
Adopted
RuleNo.
307.
May
11,
(Cal.
1967,
effective
Adm.
Code)
June
Notice
11,
1967
of Hearing
(a)
After the ftllng of an appltcatton
for reduction
of on assessment,
the clerk shall set the matter
for hearing and nottfy the appllcont
or his agent in writing by personal delivery
or by depositing
the notlce In the United States mail directed to the address given in the application.
The notice
shall designate
the time and place of the hearing.
After recetpt of a copy of a notice pursuant
to section 305 5, the clerk shall set the matter for hearing and give notice to the assessee at his
latest address on file In the assessor’s
records.
It shall also Include a statement that the board
IS required
to find the full cash value of the property from the evidence
presented at the hearing
and that thts ftnding may exceed the full cash value on which the assessment
was based, with
will
be raised rather than lowered.
The notice may include a
the result that the assessment
statement that an appllcotlon
for a reduction
In the assessment
of a portion of on improved real
property (e.g., land only or Improvements
only) or a portion of Installations
which are partly real
property and portly personal
property
(e.g., only the improvement
portion or only the personal
property portion of machinery
and equipment)
may result In an increase
In the unprotested
assessment of the other portion or porttons of the property, which Increase will offset,
In whole or
In part, any reduction
In the protested
assessment.
If the general notice does not include the
latter statement,
such a stotement shall be included in nottces In those cases to which the clerk
deems it relevant.
(b)
The notice shall be given no less than thirty days prior to the hearing unless.
(1) the clerk has received
a request for informatlon
pursuant to section 305.1, in whict
event the notice shall be given no less than twenty days prior to the hearing, or,
(2)
the clerk hos received
a writing
from the applicant
which states
not make a request for informatton,
in which event the notice
less than ftve days prior to the heorlng, or,
will
(3)
a shorter
notice has been sttpuloted
-4-
to by the assessor
that the applicant
shall be given no
and the applicant
or his agent.
0
’
.
.
L
e
(c)
The clerk
hearing.
shall
notify
the assessor
(4
When proposing to raise an assessment
on its own motion without an application
for reduction
pending before it, the board shall give notice of the hearing in the manner provided hereinbelow
not less than 20 days prior to the hearing unless notice is waived by the assessee or his agent
in writing
in advance of the hearing or orally at the time of the hearing or a shorter notice is
stipulated
to by the assessor
and assessee
or his agent.
The notice shall be given to the assessee CIS revealed by the latest assessment
roll by depositing
the notice in the United States
mail directed to the assessee
at the latest address of the assessee
available
to the assessor
on file in the records in the assessor’s
office.
It shall contain:
(1)
A statement that a hearing
not the assessment
shall
(2)
The time and place
(3)
The Assessor’s
(5)
Adopted
Amended
Amended
Rule
0
The amount
May 11,
October
May
Amended
November
Amended
June
Amended
May
Amended
April
No. 308.
1968,
20,
4,
6,
1969,
1970,
14,
(Cal.
1968,
June
it
IS
June
effective
Adm.
Code)
proposed
board to determine
of the
whether
or
6,
cash value
on the local
roll;
of the property
the assessment.
1967
22,
1968
1969
6,
May
to raise
as shown
the full
1968
November
June
effectwe
1972,
26,
effectrve
effective
local
of the time and place
of the property
the board is required to find
presented at the hearing,
by which
effective
advisor
of the hearing;
1967,
effective
June
11, 1967
4, 1967,
effecttve
October
5,
21,
legal
will be held b e f orethe
be raised;
parcel number or numbers
(4) A statement
that
from the evidence
HIstory:
and the county
1970
14,
1972
Request
for
Findings
lfan applicant
or the assessor desires written findings of fact, his request must be in writing and submitted
The requesting
party may abandon the request and waive
to the clerk before commencement
of the hearing.
If the requesting
party abandons his request at this time, the
findings at the conclusion
of the hearing.
The county may impose a reasonable
fee not to exother party may orally or in writing
renew the request.
ceed ten dollars
($10) for each parcel on the secured roll and each assessment
on the unsecured roll for
providing
this document to an applicant
who made the initial
request or renewed the request upon obandonment by the assessor.
The county must provide findings
within 45 days after the final determination
of
the board, and shall accompany
them with a notice that a request for a transcript
of the hearing must be
made within 60 doys after the determination.
(See section 312 for other matters with regard to a transcript.)
History:
Adopted
Amended
Amended
Rule
No.
(a)
l
308.5.
May 11,
November
April
1967,
20,
14,
(Cal.
effective
June
1968,
effecttve
1972,
Adm.
effective
Code)
May
1 1, 1967
November
14,
1968
Disqualification
of a Board
Member
In those counties
having assessment
appeals boards, the party affected
or his agent, or the
assessor,
may file with the clerk a written statement objecting
to the hearing of a matter before
a member of the board.
The statement shall set forth the facts constituting
the ground of the
disqualification
of the member and shall be signed by the party affected
or his agent, or by the
assessorand
shall be filed with the clerk at the earliest
practicable
opportunity
after discovery
of the facts constituting
the ground of the member’s disqualification,
and in any event before
the commencement
of the hearing of any issue of fact in the proceeding
before such member.
Copies of the statement shall be served by the presenting
party on each party to the proceeding
and on the board member alleged to be disqualified.
Within 10 days after filing of the statement
or10 days after service of it on hlm,whichever
is later, the board member may file with the clerk
a written answer:
(1)
Consenting
clerk shall
(2)
Denying his disqualification,
which answer may admit or deny any or all of thefacts
alleged in the statement and set forth any addrtionol
facts relevant to his disquallfications.
The clerk
shall
forthwith
to the proceeding
being heard by another
appoint a replacement
member, or
transmit
Every statement and answer shall
of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(b)
22,
1972
a copy of such answer
be verified
by oath
member,
in which
event
the
to each party.
in the manner prescribed
by section
No member shall hear or pass on the question
of his own disqualification.
Another
the board shall heor and pass on the question and shall be selected as follows:
446
member of
(I)
All the parties
hear and pass
who have appeared
may agree on the member who
on the question
provided
agreement
is reached
within
days after expiration
of the time
lenged member to answer,
or,
(2)
Once
shall
Htstory
Adopted
Amended
allowed
in subsection
June
6,
1970,
13,
for
the
chal-
In the event
an agreement
IS
not reached
within
the time provided
in
subsection
(b) (l), the clerk
shall
immediately
notify
the board of supervisors
of that fact, and on receipt
of notice
the board of supervisors
shall
forthwith
assign
the member
who shall
hear and pass on the question.
the member has been selected
pursuant
to subsection
determine
the qualification
of the challenged
member.
May
(a)
shall
five
effecttve
1974,
June
effectvve
6,
June
(b) (1) or (2) that
member
1970
14,
1974
Rule No. 308.6. (Cal. Adm. Code) Application
for Equalization
by Member or Alternate.
An applicatron
for equalization
filed pursuant
to section
1603 by a member or alternate
member of
an assessment
appeals
board shall be heard before an assessment
appeals
board panel consisting
of three special
alternate
assessment
appeals
board members
appointed
by order of the presiding
judge of the superior
court in the county
in which the application
IS filed.
A special
alternate
tions for equalization
assessment
set forth
appeals
board member may hear only the application
in the superior
court order appointing
such member.
or applica-
Any person
shall
be eligible
for appointment
as a special
alternate
assessment
appeals
board
member who IS a resident
of the county
in which
the application
IS filed
and who IS a person the
presiding
judge of the superior
court has reason
to believe
IS possessed
of competent
knowledge
of property
appraisal
and taxation.
Sections
1624 1 and 1624 2 of the Revenue
and Taxation
ment of a special
assessment
appeals
board member.
History.
Adopted
Amended
June
13,
December
1974,
17,
e’fect~ve
1975,
June
e!fectlve
14,
Code
shall
be applicable
to the
appoint-
1974
January
25,
1976
Rule No. 309. (Cal. Adm. Code) Hearing.
In counties
having
a population
in excess
of 4,OOO,OOO, on the fourth
Monday
in September
of
each year, the board shall meet to equalize
the assessment
of property
on the local roll and shall
continue
to meet for that purpose
from time to time until the business
of equalization
IS disposed
In all other counties
the board shall
meet on the third Monday
in July and shall continue to
of.
meet until
the business
of equalization
is disposed
of.
All hearings
before
the board shall be
conducted
rn the manner provided
in this article.
Nothing
herein
requires
the board to conduct
hearings
prior to the final day for filing
applications.
History:
Adopted
May
Amended
June
11,
13,
1967,
1974,
effect,ve
effective
June
June
11,
14,
1967
1974
Rule No. 310. (Cal. Adm. Code) Selection of Board Chairman
The board shall select
one of
function
may be rotated
among
hearings
as is reasonable
and
and regarding
the admission
or
History:
Adopted
May
11,
1967,
its members to act as chairman
board members.
The chairman
necessary
He shall make all
exclusion
of evidence.
effective
June
11,
and preside
over all hearings.
This
shall exercise
such control
over the
rulings
regarding
procedural
matters
1967
Rule No. 311. (Cal. Adm. Code) Quorum and Vote Required
No hearing
before the board shall be held unless
a quorum consisting
of
present.
Except
as otherwise
provided
in section
310, no determination
the board by less than a malority
vote of all the members
of the board.
have been in attendance
throughout
the hearing
may vote on the decision.
before
a board consisting
of an even number of members
and they are
decision,
the application
shall be reheard
before the full board.
In any
takes
place
before
less than the full board,
the parties
may stipulate
-6-
a majority
of the board is
or order shall be made by
Only those members who
If a hearing
takes place
unable
to reach a majority
case wherein
the hearing
that the absent
member or
members may read or otherwise
familiarize
himself
or themselves
with the record
in the vote on the decision.
(Amended
May 21, 1968, effective
June 26, 1968.)
History:
Adopted
May
Amended
May
11,
1967,
21,
effective
1968,
June
effective
11,
June
and participate
1967
26,
1968
Rule No. 312. (Cal. Adm. Code) Hearings Recorded.
Any person may purchase
of the board shall be recorded
or reported.
of the hearings
that is open to the public
upon payment
of a reasonable
to purchase
has been made within
60 days after the final
determination
All hearings
that portion
the request
In a county
which
does not regularly
employ
a stenographic
expense,
may have the hearing
reported
by a stenographer.
arrange
for a stenographic
before the hearing.
History:
Adopted
May
11,
he must
reporter,
1967,
effective
June
11,
ask
the
clerk
reporter,
the
If the applicant
applicant,
desires
to do so in writing
a transcript
of
fee, provided
of the board.
at his own
the clerk to
at least
two
days
1967
Amended
April
14,
1972,
effective
May
14,
1972
Amended
June
13,
1974,
effective
June
14,
1974
RuleNo. 313. (Cal. Adm. Code) Hearing Procedure
Reference:
Sections
Hearings
167
on applications
ond
1609.4,
shall
Revenue
proceed
and
Taxation
Code
as follows:
(a)
The clerk shall announce
the number of the application
and the name of the applicant.
The chairman
shall then determine
if the applicant
or his agent is present.
If neither
is present,
the chairman
shall ascertain
whether
the clerk has notified
the applicant
If the notice
has been given
and neither
the
of the time and place
of the hearing.
applicant
nor hrs agent is present,
the application
shall be denied
for lack of appearance,or,
for good cause of which the board is timely
informed,
the board may postpone
the hearing.
If the notice
has not been given,
the hearing
shall
be postponed
to a
later date and the clerk directed
to give proper notice
thereof
to the applicant.
(b)
If the appl icant
or his agent
is present
the clerk
shall
announce
the nature
of the
application,
the assessed
value as it appears
on the local
roll and the applicant’s
opinion
of the full value of the property.
(c)
The chairman
shall then require
the applicant
or his agent to present
his case to the
board,
except
when the hearing
involves
a penalty
portion
of an assessment
or an
assessment
for which the assessor
has given notice
pursuant
to section
305.5.
If the
applicant
fails
to present
evidence
of value of the property,
the presumption
set forth
in section
321 (a) applies
and the board shall not require
the assessor
to present
his
case.
(d)
When a hearing
involves
the assessment
of an owner-occupied
single-family
dwelling,
and the applicant
has complied
with section
305 ( c ) and, if applicable,
section
305.1,
In such instances
the chairman
shall
then the presumption
in section
321 (b) applies.
require
the assessor
to present
appraisal
data that supports
the full
value
he has
determined
for the property
subject
of the hearing.
(e)
When a hearing
involves
a penalty
portion
of an assessment
or an assessment
for
which
the assessor
has given
notice
pursuant
to section
305.5,
the assessor
shall
present
his evidence
notwithstanding
the failure
of the assessee
or his agent
to
present
evidence,
to appear,
or to request
postponement
of the hearing.
(f)
All
(g)
The hearing
need not be conducted
according
to technical
rules relating
to evidence
and witnesses.
Any relevant
evidence
may be admitted
if it IS the sort of evidence
on
which
responsible
persons
are accustomed
to rely in the conduct
of serious
affairs.
Failure
to enter timely
objection
to evidence
constitutes
a waiver
of the obiection.
The board may act only upon the basis of evidence
properly
admitted
into the record.
A full and fair hearing
shall
be accorded
the application.
There shall
be reasonable
testimony
shall
be taken
under
oath
-7-
or affirmation.
opportunity
for the presentatron
for argument,
and for rebuttal.
dation of the Chief of the Office
Equalization
made with respect
and Taxation
Code.
h)
When the assessor
requests
the board find a higher assessed
value than he placed
on
evidence
to support
the higher
value,
the chairman
shall determine
the roll and offers
whether
or not the assessor
gave notice
in writing
to the applicant
or his agent by
personal
delivery
or by deposit
in the United
States mail directed
to the address
given
on the application.
If notice
and a copy of the evidence
offered
has been suppliedat
least
10 days prior to the hearing
the assessor
may introduce
such evidence
at the
hearing.
The foregoing
notice
requirement
shall not prohibit
the board from a frndrng
of a higher
assessed
value when it has not been requested
by the assessor.
(i)
Hearings
shall
(1)
Adopted
May
be open
except
that
Upon conclusion
of the hearing,
the board may take the matter under submission
and deliberate
tn private
in reaching
a decision,
and
The board may grant a request
by the applicant
to close
to the public
a
portion
of the hearing
relating
to trade secrets.
Such a request
may be
made by filrng
with the clerk
a declaration
under penalty
of perjury
that
evidence
is to be presented
by the applicant
which relates
to trade secrets
whose disclosure
to the public will be detrimental
to the business
interests
of the owner of the trade secrets.
The declaration
shall state the estimated
time it will
take to present
the evidence.
Only evidence
relating
to the
trade secrets
may be presented
during the time the hearing
is closed,
and
such evidence
shall be confidential
unless
otherwise
agreed by the applicant.
(2)
History:
of evidence,
for the cross-examination
of all witnesses,
Th e b oar d may not consider
the findrngs
and recommenof Appraisal
Appeals
or the order of the State Board of
to property
pursuant
to section
1816.2 of the Revenue
11,
1967,
Amended
Amended
October
May 21,
Amended
Amended
November
20,
June
4, 1969,
Amended
May
Amended
April
Amended
June
7,
Amended
June
13,
Amended
Amended
November
April
7,
effective
June
11,
1967
4. 1967,
effectsve
October
5, 1967
1968,
effecttve
June
26. 1968
6,
1970,
14,
1968,
effective
effective
June
effective
1972,
June
effective
1973,
6,
May
effective
1974,
November
6, 1969
July
effectave
1968
1970
14,
1972
15,
June
4, 1976,
effective
1977,
effective
May
22,
1973
14,
1974
January
1, 1977
22, 1977,
applicable
to 1977
Rule No. 314. (Cal. Adm. Code) L egal Counsel for Applicant
assessment
appeals.
and Assessor
The applicant
and the assessor
may be represented
by legal counsel,
except
that when an assessment protest
is heard by a hearing
officer
appointed
pursuant
to section
1636 of the Revenue
and
Taxation
Code,
the assessor
may have legal counsel
only if the applicant
is represented
by an
attorney.
HIstory:
Adopted
Amended
May
11,
June
1967,
13,
effective
1974,
June
effectave
11,
June
14,
1967
1974
Rule No. 316. (Cal. Adm. Code) Examination of Applicant
Except
as hereinafter
provided
examines,
on oath, the applicant
or agent attends
and answers
all
(a)
In the
event
there
by Board
no reduction
of an assessment
shall
or his agent touchrng
the value of the
questions
pertinent
to the inquiry.
is filed
with
the board
a written
and county
legal advisor
on behalf
of the county
making the application,
as to the full cash value
the
property,
is premised,
(1)
(2)
which
the board
stipulation
may,
sets
forth
at a public
the
facts
be made
property,
stipulation,
signed
unless
the board
and the applicant
by the assessor
and the person
affected
or the agent
(fair market value) and assessed value of
upon
which
the
reduction
in value
hearing,
accept
the stipulation,
waive
the appearance
of the person
affected
or the
agent and change the assessed
value
in accordance
with Section 1610.8 of the
Revenue
and Taxation
Code, or,
reject
the stipulation
or set or reset the application
for reduction
for hearing.
-8-
(b)
The board may in its discretion,
waive
the
if the board and the assessor
are satisfied
examination
of the applicant
or his agent
that the issues
raised
by the application
and
fully
the facts
pertaining
thereto
or fully
presented
in the application,
years
such
waiver
in his
have
application.
The
been
considered
and
board
by the
if the applicant
shall
consult
board
or his
with
in previous
agent
requests
the assessor
and shall
act promptly
on any request
for waiver
ten days of the filing
of the application.
applicant
History:
Adopted
or his
May
11,
1967,
agent,
effective
Amended
October
4,
1967,
Amended
May
21,
1968,
Amended
December
17,
It
shall
June
effective
11,
1967
October
effective
1975,
and give written
notice
of its decision
within
If the board waives
the examination
of the
decide
the case on the merits
of the application.
June
5,
26,
effective
1967
1968
January
25,
1976
Rule No. 317. (Cal. Adm. Code) P ersonal Appearance by Applicant;
The applicant
must appear
provided
in this article.
and he may
of perjury
appear
Any
be represented
at the
time
by reason
person,
appearance
Section320
of hearing
than
file
that
an attorney
with
by an
requires
Adopted
by an agent
upon
the
and not through
at the
a showing
applicant
an agent
hearing
may
by affidavit
except
be excused
by the board
or declaration
is either
absent
from
to act
as agent
the
as otherwise
under
county
penalty
or unable
to
of health.
other
to the hearing
Htstory:
personally
at the hearing
Th e applicant’s
presence
Appearance by Agent
the
clerk
officer
or
no written
May
11,
1967,
at law,
purporting
written
authority
employee
of
authorization.
effective
June
11,
to represent
a corporate
the
applicant
for the applicant
applicant
or
at the
by a relative
shall
prior
hearing.
An
mentioned
in
1967
RuleNo. 318. (Cal, Adm. Code) Property in Common Ownership
If the property
is held in joint
or common ownership
or in
applicant
or any one of the owners
shall constitute
a sufficient
Hlstory:
Adopted
May
11,
1967,
effective
June
11,
co-ownership,
appearance.
the
presence
of the
1967
Rule No. 319. (Cal. Adm. Code) Appearance by Corporation
Where the applicant
any duly authorized
History:
Adopted
May
the corporation
is a corporation,
shall
make an appearance by the presence
of
officer or employee.
11,
1967,
effective
June
11,
1967
Rule No. 320. (Cal. Adm. Code) Appearance by Members of Family
A husband
may
or vice versa.
HIstory:
Adopted
appear
May
11,
for his
1967,
wife,
effective
or a wife
June
11,
for
her husband,
and
sons
or daughters
for
parents
1967
Rule No. 321. (Cal. Adm. Code) Burden of Proof
Reference:
Section
(a)
167,
Revenue
and
Taxation
Code
The law presumes
that the assessor
has properly
all properties
fairly
and upon an equal basis.
-9-
performed
The effect
his duty
of this
and has assessed
presumption
is to
impose
upon
the applrcant
the
burden
of provrng
The law requires
been correctly
assessed.
Independent
evidence
relevant
to the full value
burden
relief
(b)
An
of establrshing
may be granted
exception
occupied
to
History:
basis
than
(a)
for
Imposes
upon
supportrng
the assessor
May
11,
1967,
Amended
October
4,
Amended
November
Amended
April
Amended
November
20,
14,
the duty
4,
June
effective
1968,
1972,
The
of a penalty
has not
to
assessor
assessment.
present
has
the
No greater
produced.
involving
instances
In question
proceed
the
the
assessment
presumptron
of an ownerin section
167 of
of rebutting
the presumption
by the submissron
of
the assessment.
effective
1967,
property
applicant
affectrng
the burden of proof in favor of the taxpayer
all information
to the assessor
as requrred
by law
In the case of a hearing
arising
presumptron
set forth In that section
Adopted
hearing
In such
the
the
of the property.
by the evidence
In any
dwellrng.
and Taxation
Code
who has supplred
evidence
rmposltion
tustified
IS
applies
single-family
the Revenue
or assessee
(4
the
that
that
effecttve
5,
effective
the
burden
of
rebutting
the
1967
November
May
section
305.5,
on the assessor.
1967
October
effective
1976,
11,
under
rests
14,
22,
1968
1972
January
1. 1977
Rule No. 322. (Cal. Adm. Code) Subpenas
At the request
of the applicant
or the assessor
in advance
of the hearing
or at the time of the hearing the board or the clerk on author!i
atron from the board shall
issue subpenas
for the attendance
of witnesses
at the hearing.
The board may issue a subpena
on its own motion
If a subpena
is
issued
at the request
of the applrcant,
he IS responsible
for serving
it and for the payment
of witness fees and mileage.
An applrcation
for a subpena
for the production
of books,
records,
maps,
and documents
shall be supported
by an affidavit
such as is prescribed
by section
1985 of the Code
of Civil
Procedure.
No subpena to take a deposition
shall be Issued nor shall deposrtrons
be considered
for any purpose
by the board.
Htstory:
Adopted
May
11,
1967,
effective
Amended
October
4,
Amended
May
1968,
21,
1967,
June
effective
effective
11,
1967
October
June
26,
5.
1967
1968
Rule No. 323. (Cal. Adm. Code) Continuances
If the hearing
is continued,
The board may continue
a hearing
to a later date.
clerk shall Inform the applicant
or hrs agent and the assessor
of the time and
hearing
and no further
notice
thereof
need be given.
HIstory.
Adopted
May
11,
1967,
Amended
May
21,
1968,
Amended
November
20,
effective
effective
1968,
June
June
effective
11,
26,
the chairman
place of such
or the
further
1967
1968
November
22,
1968
Rule No. 324. (Cal Adm. Code) Decision
(a)
Acting
upon the evidence
properly
before
it the board shall
determine
the full cash
vaIue*of
the property
which
IS the subject
of the hearing,
and shall designate
the ratio
to be applied
thereto,
which
shall be the lowest
of the ratios
provided
In section
1605
of the Revenue
and Taxation
Code
The determination
of the full cash value”shall
be
supported
by the weight
of the evidence
at the hearing.
(b)
When an applicant
requests
a reduction
in the assessed
value
of a portion
of an improved real property
(e.g., land only or improvements
only) or a portion
of installations
which
are partly
real property
and partly
personal
property
(e.g., only the improvement
portion
or only the personal
property
portion
of machinery
and equipment),
whether
the
reduction
is requested
on grounds
of valuation,
on grounds
of misclassificatron,
or for
any other
cause,
the board shall
make a determination
of the full cash value
of the
whole
property
and shall
order a change
in the assessed
value
of the part only if the
assessed
value
of the whole
requires
equalrzation,
or shall
adjust
the value
of the
parts so that each is equalized
and the value of the whole
property
is accounted
for.
- 10 -
.
t
-b-
F
(c)
The board shall be bound by the same principles
cable to the assessor.
The board shall neither
raise nor lower the entire
(d)
of evaluation
local
that
When written
findings
of fact are made, they shall f airly disclose
on all material
points
raised
in the application
and at the hearing.
also include
a statement
of the method
or methods
of valuation
the full cash value of the property,
and shall be made timely
after
(f)
A decision
that
to
changes
section
the
305.5
value
to
to
a value
value as reflected
by the assessment
or stipulated
to by the assessor
for
two-year
(g)
presumption
attaching
which
Taxation
from
the
on the roll, or from
the year the decision
to the value
It is conclusively
presumed
that the ratio
in the county
is not more than 115 percent
mined by the State Board of Equalization
(h)
a presumption
different
legally
appli-
roll.
(e)
pursuant
are
established
the board’s
findings
The findings
shall
used in determining
the hearing.
had
previously
assessor’s
latest
that recommended,
is made, shall
attached
finding
of
proposed,
raise a new
by the decision.
of the assessed
value to the full cash value
of the latest preliminary
or final
ratio deterpursuant
to section
1815 of the Revenue
and
Code.
When valuing
a property
by comparison
with sales of other properties,
the board shall
consider
only those
sales which
in its judgment
are sufficiently
near in time to the
alike
in respect
to charlien date, are located
sufficiently
near, and are sufficiently
acter,
size,
situation,
usability,
zoning
or other
legal
restriction
as to use, to the
property
being valued,
to make it clear that the properties
sold and the property
being
valued
are comparable
in value
and that the cash equivalent
price
realized
for the
properties
sold may fairly
be considered
as shedding
light on the value of the property
being valued.
Pursuant
to section
402.1 of the Revenue
and Taxation
Code, the board
shall presume that zoning or other legal restrictions
on the use of either the properties
sold or the property
being valued
will not be removed
or substantially
modified
in the
predictable
future
unless
sufficient
grounds
as set forth in that section
are presented
to the board to overcome
that presumption.
*The
term
“full
to assessment
History:
cash
value”
pursuant
Adopted
May
11,
Amended
October
Amended
May
21,
November
Amended
May
6,
Amended
May
5,
Amended
April
Amended
1967,
4,
Amended
shall
mean
to artrcle
effective
1967,
1968,
20,
June
effective
June
6,
1971,
effective
June
10,
1972,
December
17,
effective
1975,
may
hearing,
or it may take
addressed
History:
announce
notify
its
the
the
Adopted
May
11,
1967,
decision
of the
board
22,
Adopted
May
11,
1967,
effective
is subject
1968
1971
1972
January
25,
1976
to the
under
applicant
in writing
June
11,
of
the
11,
the
assessor
matter
decision
at the address
given
of
at the
is taken
the
board
conclusion
under
by
of the
submission,
United
States
the
mail
in the application.
1967
an application
June
and
If the
submission.
and Rehearing
is final.
an application.
History:
valued
1970
or to his agent
upon
being
Constitution.
1967
Rule No. 326. (Cal. Adm. Code) Reconsideration
The
the property
Notice of Decision
decision
effective
5,
14,
effective
matter
applicant
to the applicant
May
when
California
1968
November
effective
14,
value
8 of the
1967
26,
1970,
A board
shall
11,
October
effective
Rule No. 325. (Cal. Adm. Code)
clerk
section
June
effective
1968,
restricted
XIII,
1967
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The
board
shall
not reconsider
or rehear
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