California Property Tax Issues Relating To Trusts & Estates
On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 12:00 PM, Commercial Loan Corporation will be presenting Property Tax Issues In Trust And Estate Distributions For The Long Beach Bar Association, Probate Trust and Estate Planning Section. Kerry Smith the President of Commercial Loan Corporation will be discussing common issues to consider when dealing with property taxes, California Proposition 13 and California Proposition 58. The cost to attend is $10 of Long Beach Bar Association members and we encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible as seating is limited for this event.
If you have questions regarding a 3rd Party Loan to a Trust or Estate, please call Commercial Loan Corporation at 877-464-1066. Commercial Loan Corporation is a Professional Private Money Lender. We can assist you in making sure that you or your clients Trust or Estate loan transaction is a successful one. We specialize in providing mortgages to trust and estates so that an even distribution can be made and a beneficiary or heir can take advantage of California Proposition 58 and receive an exclusion for property tax reassessment. Doing so allows a child to retain a parents low Proposition 13 tax rate on a transferred property.
To RSVP for this event, please call 562-988-6444 or visit The Long Beach Bar Association website at www.longbeachbar.org
The Property Tax Issues In Trust and Estate Distributions seminar fulfills 1 Hour of MCLE credit.
Are you are considering taking out a third party loan in order to equalize a trust or estate distribution and take advantage of California’s Proposition 58’s exclusion for Property Tax Reassessment? The act of doing so has saved some of our clients thousands of dollars annually and in most situations it makes sense to do so if you plan on keeping the home for more than just a few years. To make sure that the loan is financially beneficial, it is important to compare the costs of the loan with the expected property tax savings. At Commercial Loan Corporation we do not want to provide a loan to a client if it is not in their best interest and that is why we have created the Trust & Estate Loan Benefit Calculator.
Our easy to use trust mortgage calculator only requires you to enter a few fields of information and then does the rest of the work for you! Simply input the current value of the property in question, the number of siblings who have an interest in the property, the existing low Proposition 13 protected property tax rate and your desired loan amount. From there we can estimate everything from your Prop 58 Property Tax Savings, your proposed loan costs and the time it will take you to recoup your loan expenses. Here is an example of what our easy to use Trust Loan Benefit Calculator looks like:
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Try Out The Trust & Estate Loan Benefit Calculator
Our Trust & Estate Loan Benefit Calculator is free and easy to use. Click here to try it our for yourself. If you have any problems using the calculator, or have questions on trust or estate loans or would like to start the loan process, please call us at 877-464-1066. The Trust Loan Calculator is meant for estimation purposes only. When we speak with you, we will provide you with a detailed trust loan cost estimate and help you to determine you exact Proposition 58 property tax savings. Often times we are able to complete your trust loan process in under 10 days!
What is California Proposition 58 and how may it benefit you?
On November 6, 1986, California Proposition 58 became effective. Proposition 58, with certain limitations, permits the exclusion for reassessment of property taxes on real estate transfers between parents and children. California Proposition 58 is codified by section 63.1 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code. In the State of California, real estate or real property is reassessed at market value if it is sold or transferred. Property taxes can sometimes increase dramatically as a result of a property tax reassessment. Per Prop 58, if the sale or transfer is between a parent and their child, under limited circumstances, the property will not be reassessed, providing certain conditions are met and the proper application is filed in an appropriate amount of time. California Proposition 58 allows the new property owner to avoid property tax increases when acquiring property from their parents. The new owner’s taxes are instead calculated on the established Proposition 13 factored base year value, as opposed to the current market value.
It is important to be aware that there are some limitations to California Proposition 58. For instance, on non primary residences transfers are limited to the first $1 million of real property. The $1 million exclusion applies separately to each eligible transferor. These transfers may be the result of a sale, gift, or inheritance. A transfer via a trust also qualifies for this property tax reassessment exclusion. Additionally, for Proposition 58 there are limitations for who is eligible to receive these tax benefits. Here are the existing guidelines for Prop 58 relationship eligibility: A “child” for purposes of Proposition 58 includes any child born of the parent(s), any stepchild while the relationship of stepparent and stepchild exists, any 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. For California Proposition 193, an eligible “grandchild” is any child of parent(s) who qualify as child(ren) of the grandparents as of the date of transfer.
There are additional factors that are important to consider when it comes to California Proposition 58 eligibility. For instance, the acquiring beneficiary can’t lend money to the trust when funds are needed to make an even distribution of the trust. The reason why is that the Board of Equalization views this act as a child buying out another child as opposed to a parent to child transfer. The child would no longer be eligible for the exclusion of property tax reassessment because the exclusion for reassessment requires a transfer be from parent to child. Often times the only solution in this situation is for the trust to take out a mortgage on real estate located in the trust to supply the trust with the cash needed to make an even distribution. This is not as simple as it sounds. The acquiring beneficiary does not own the property because the real estate is held in the trust. Almost all conventional lenders are opposed to lending to trusts. They will typically ask the trustee to put the title in the name of the acquiring beneficiary before funding their loan. If this is done before the even distribution of the trust, the exclusion for reassessment will usually be denied. Commercial Loan Corporation can help in this situation. Commercial Loan Corporation is one of just a handful of California Lenders who are willing to provide loans to trusts; in fact, we specialize in it.
What separates Commercial Loan Corporation from other Private Money Trust Mortgage Lenders is that our Trust Loans are specifically designed with our clients needs in mind. Our trust and estate mortgages enable our clients to take advantage of the Proposition 58 property tax benefits while at the same time avoiding steep pre-payment fees and interest rate expenses charged by many of our competitors. Commercial Loan Corporation charges no pre-payment penalties or specified required months interest prior to loan payoff. Additionally, we permit our clients to pay down their mortgage and will recalculate their mortgage payment for them based on the outstanding mortgage balance. This benefit alone can save our clients potentially thousands of dollars in interest.