California Proposition 58 and Property Taxes
When inheriting real estate from a parent, one of the primary considerations in determining if you will keep or sell the property is often the expenses associated with the home. Typically one of the greatest expenses is the homes property taxes. In California, Proposition 58 grants qualifying children the ability to retain a parents low Proposition 13 protected property tax rate. Doing so could mean a savings of thousands of dollars each year. Commercial Loan Corporation helps beneficiaries and heirs qualify for their Prop 58 property tax benefits by providing bridge loans to trusts and probate estates so that an even distribution can be made.
Information About Proposition 58
In 1986, California’s Proposition 58 became effective and with certain limitations, it allows for the exclusion from reassessment of property taxes on real estate transfers between a parent and child. In the State of California, real estate is reassessed at market value if it the home is either sold or transferred. The property value reassessment may cause property taxes to increase dramatically in some cases. Preventing a property tax reassessment may save a beneficiary or heir thousands of dollars annually depending on the difference between the existing assessed value and the current reassessed property value. If the transfer of property is between a parent and child, under certain circumstances the property will not be reassessed if all required conditions are met. If applicable, an equal distribution must be made to all beneficiaries and a beneficiary is not permitted to contribute personal funds to equalize the distribution to qualify for an exclusion from property tax reassessment. An application must also be properly filed in a appropriate amount of time to be eligible for a Proposition 58 exclusion from property tax reassessment. When done properly, the new owner’s taxes are calculated on the parents established Proposition 13 factored base year value, instead of the current market value.
California Proposition 58 Limitations
There are some limitations to Proposition 58. For instance, on non primary residences transfers of the first $1 million of real property. The $1 million exclusion applies separately to each eligible transferor. These transfers may be result of a sale, gift, or inheritance. A transfer via a trust also qualifies for this exclusion. Additionally, when applicable an equal distribution must be made to all beneficiaries and a beneficiary is not permitted to contribute personal funds to equalize a trust distribution. In the situation where fund are needed to make an equal distribution, a third party loan is required. That is where Commercial Loan Corporation can assist you by providing a bridge loan to the trust or estate. The Commercial Loan Corporation third party bridge loan provides enough cash to the trust or estate so that all parties can receive an equal portion of the trust or estate assets and enables one or more of the beneficiaries to receive the home as their portion of the distribution.
Additionally, Prop 58 defines a child as child born of the parent(s), a stepchild while the relationship of stepparent and stepchild exists, a son-in-law or daughter-in-law of the parent(s), and any adopted child who was adopted before the age of 18. Spouses of eligible children are also eligible until divorce or, if terminated by death, until the remarriage of the surviving spouse, stepparent, or parent-in-law. Information found at https://trustandestate.loans
California Proposition 193
California Proposition 193 grants the same rights to a grandchild as Proposition 58 grants to a child. An eligible “grandchild” for purposes of Proposition 193 is any child of parent(s) who qualify as child(ren) of the grandparents as of the date of transfer.
There are some additional requirements and exclusions for Proposition 58 and Proposition 193. Please call us at 877-464-1066 so that we can assist you.