California Proposition 58 Parent to Child Transfer
California Proposition 58 – Transferring Real Estate & Property Tax Base From A Parent To A Child & The Need For A Loan To Equalize A Transfer.
On November 4, 1986, the voters of California adopted Proposition 58, which added subdivision (h) to section 2 of article XIII A of the California Constitution. Subdivision H provides that “purchase” and “change in ownership” do not include the purchase or transfer of a principal residences between parents and children, and that the first one million dollars of the full cash value of all other real property (other than principal residences) between parents and children. Section 63.1 was added to the Revenue and Taxation Code 1 to implement the parent-child exclusion provisions of California Proposition 58 and applies to any purchases or transfers between parents and children that occur on or after November 6, 1986.
The California Board of Equalization who administers Proposition 58 offered guidance to clarify some of the ambiguity of the law. They generated a Questions and Answers document for the California Assessors offices to help them properly handle Prop 58 requests for Parent to Child Transfers and requests to avoid property tax reassessment. California Proposition 58 allows a child to inherit a property from a parent, transferring the home and avoiding tax reassessment. This allows the child to keep the parents low Proposition 13 property tax base. One of the requirements of Prop 58 that the Board of Equalization addressed was the need for an equal distribution to be made when multiple beneficiaries are involved. This information can be found on Page 11 – Question 36 of the board of equalization question and answer document. The document can be located here.
Or at the California Board of Equalization Website – Located Here
Question 36 from the Board or Equalization addresses the following issue:
“A trust allows for non-pro rata distribution. However, the estate is composed primarily of a house and a small savings account. One child wants the real property and one 15 See Simms v. Pope (1990) 218 Cal.App.3d 472, 477; Domenghini v. County of San Luis Obispo (1974) 40 Cal.App.3d 689, 695. 16 Letter To Assessors 91/08. 17 Estate of Russell (1968) 69 Cal 2d 200. Page 11 REVENUE AND TAXATION CODE SECTION 63.1 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS child wants cash. To equalize distribution, can the trust encumber the real property with a loan and will the transfer of real property still qualify for the parent-child exclusion?
Answer: Yes. When a trustee has the power to distribute trust assets on a pro rata or non-pro rata basis, the distribution of real property to one child qualifies for the parent-child exclusion if the value of the property does not exceed that child’s interest in the total trust estate. A trustee who elects to make a non-pro rata distribution may equalize the value of the other beneficiaries’ interests in the trust assets by encumbering the real property with a loan and distributing the loan proceeds to the other beneficiaries.18 However, a loan cannot be made by any of the beneficiaries of the real property to the trust in order to equalize the trust interests. Such loan would be considered payment for the other beneficiaries’ interests in the real property resulting in a transfer between beneficiaries rather than a transfer from parent to child, which would disqualify the transfer from the parent-child exclusion.”
This is where Commercial Loan Corporation can assist you. A conventional loan can not be used in this situation, since conventional lenders will not lend directly to a trust or estate, and the BOE requires that the loan not be made to the beneficiary but instead to the trust or estate. We are one of the only California lenders that will lend directly to a trust or estate, as opposed to a beneficiary. Our loan enables the beneficiary who is inheriting the property from a trust or estate to avoid a transfer between beneficiaries. This helps them qualify for the Proposition 58 Parent to Child Transfer, enabling them to keep a parents low Proposition 13 tax base. Our average client saves over $6,000 a year in property taxes by taking advantage of their Prop 58 property tax benefit. We will even lend to an irrevocable trust.
If you, a family member or a client may be interested in a loan to help assist with Proposition 58, please call us at 877-464-1066 and we can assist you.
Commercial Loan Corporation will be attending the 2019 – 41st Annual UCLA / CEB Estate Planning Institute at the Marriott in Marina del Ray. If you will be attending the event please visit our Senior Account Executive, Mike Riggs at our booth. Mike will be available to answer any questions you may have on our trust & estate loan programs; including our Proposition 58 loans that can allow for an equal distribution of a trust or estate so that a child can keep a parents low property tax base value on an inherited home. If you will not be attending the Estate Planning Institute event, but have questions on California Proposition 58, please call us at 877-464-1066 and we would be happy to assist you.
California Proposition 58 Avoiding Property Tax Reassessment – Call 877-464-1066 For Assistance
California Proposition 58 Property Transfer & Avoiding Reassessment
California Proposition 58 provides California property owners with the ability to transfer real estate and a low property tax base between a parent and child. There are requirements to qualify for the benefits of Prop 58 and limitations to the benefits granted. Thanks to the assistance of Michael Wyatt who worked in the Orange County Tax Assessors office for nearly 25 years, we have compiled a list of some of the most common mistakes made when filing for an exclusion from property value reassessment and misconceptions about how California’s Proposition 58’s Parent to Child Transfer works. The following information is not legal advice. Every situation is different and we highly recommend that you contact an attorney or property tax consultant before taking any action. If you require assistance, please call us at 877-484-1066 and we can place you in contact with a qualified party to help you.
Commercial Loan Corporation is one of only a few California lenders in existence that provides loans and mortgages to trusts and estates. These trust loans allow for a Proposition 58 parent to child transfer to be granted by providing the cash needed for the trust to make an equal distribution to all beneficiaries. If you would like more information on our trust and estate loan programs, please call us at 877-464-1066 and we can answer any questions you may have and also provide you with a free Trust Loan Benefit Proposal. The proposal will calculate how much you may be able to save by taking advantage of the California Proposition 58 Parent to Child Exclusion for Property Tax Reassessment.
Proposition 58 Parent to Child Transfer Most Common Mistakes
1. Filing a claim for an exclusion from property tax reassessment too late
Filing for a Proposition 58 exclusion from property reassessment is time sensitive and may be an urgent matter. You have three years; or six months from a Supplemental Notice of Assessment or Escape Assessment. If you have exceeded this time frame you may still be able to petition for your benefits.
2. Not keeping track of each “eligible transferor’s” $1 million limit
Exceeding the $1 million limit can trigger a tax reassessment on a property. The million dollar limit is associated with the transferor and not with the property.
3.A parent owns a home. He or She creates an LLC in which the parent and his/her two children equally own 33.33% of the LLC. He or She then transfers the real property to the LLC.
The California Board of Equalization has very specific requirements for how the transfer of real estate must occur and the order it must occur in if a parent to child exclusion is to be granted. In this situation the parent must first add the children on to title and then apply for the parent to child exclusion prior to placing the home into the LLC. Before proceeding with a property transfer it is recommended that you contact a Property Tax Consultant such as Michael Wyatt if you have any questions or concerns regarding your Proposition 58 Parent to Child transfer eligibility and to make sure that it is not jeopardized.
4. Filing a claim where the transferred property will be assessed at its current market value where its market value had fallen below the transferor’s original Proposition 13 factored base year value.
It is very rare in California, but in some extreme situations of declining property value, it may not be of benefit to file for an exclusion from property reassessment. Call us at 877-464-1066 and we can help you determine if filing for your Property 58 exclusion or taking out a trust loan is beneficial for you and how much you may be eligible to save in property taxes.
5. A person over 55 sells his/her long-time original residence to his child. He/she first applies for and is granted the Parent-Child Exclusion. He/she then buys a replacement residence and applies to transfer the base year value under Proposition 60 to his or her replacement property.
After transferring an interest in the property to the child, the parent is no longer eligible to qualify for the California Proposition 60 benefit. California Proposition 60 requires that the original residence must be “sold” to qualify. By previously qualifying for the Prop. 58, the property is viewed as a transfer and not as a sale of the original residence.
6. A person owns several low-value small condominiums. He or she also owns several high-value apartment complexes. He or she transfers these condominiums to a child and applies for and is granted the Parent-Child Exclusion, thereby reducing the $1 million limit for the apartment complexes.
California Proposition 58 limits how much real estate can be transferred from a parent to child while still avoiding reassessment. In a complicated situation where several pieces of real estate are involved with multiple child beneficiaries; it may make sense to consult a property tax consultant. Doing so may help you maximize the benefit received from a parent to child transfer while adhering to the Proposition 58 transfer limits.
7. Two parents own real estate through the medium of their trust. The father dies in 1995. The mother dies in November 2017. The successor trustee files the Parent-Child Exclusion claim, and only reports the mother’s $1 million. The trustee forgets to also include and report the father’s $1 million, to get a total of $2 million.
California Proposition 58 permits each parent with property ownership to transfer $1 million in property value, allowing their child beneficiary to avoid property tax reassessment.
8. A trust agreement specifies that after a mother passes away, her trust shares are to be distributed equally to her three children, A, B, and C. The children decide that A is to get the real property, and B & C wish to get cash, but the trust does not have equal portions of real estate and cash for each child. The children contact a conventional institutional lender. The loan officer says they don’t lend to a trust. The loan officer advises the family to first take the real property out of the trust. The lender will then loan money to A so that B & C can receive cash.
Once the property is taken out of the trust, the distribution has been made with out an equal distribution occurring and child A will only be eligible for a 33% exclusion. In order to get the full exclusion, a 3rd party loan must be made directly to the trust with no personal guarantee from a beneficiary. Once the trust has received the funds from the loan, an equal distribution of equity in the real estate to child A and cash to child B & C can be made allowing for a 100% exclusion. Commercial Loan Corporation is one of just a few California lenders that will lend directly to a trust with no personal guarantee from a beneficiary, allowing a child inheriting a property to qualify fro a Proposition 58 exclusion from reassessment and keeping a parents low Proposition 13 property tax base.
9. Sending an incomplete request package to the Assessor, delaying the granting of Parent-Child benefit.
Depending on the complexity of the trust or estate, the County may require a variety of supporting documentation in order to grant a Proposition 58 parent to child transfer property tax exclusion for reassessment. If the submitted package is incomplete or not filed correctly, the request will be rejected. We advise that you contact a California Property Tax Consultant such as Michael Wyatt or an Attorney if you are unsure if you are filing the request properly. Call us at 877-464-1066 and we can put you in contact with a qualified attorney or property tax consultant to assist you.
10. Failing to included subsequent amendments and restatements along with a copy of the trust when submitting your request for a California Proposition 58 parent to child transfer exclusion.
When submitting trust documentation to the County, it is important to include the entire set of trust documents. Not including any existing amendments or restatements may result in a rejection of the request.
11. Not including a copy of death certificate for one of children/heirs listed in the trust agreement who has passed away prior to distribution.
When submitting documentation to the County for an exclusion from reassessment, it is important to include supporting documents as well. The County will require evidence to support the claims made in the request form. Some of these documents may include death certificates, evidence of a third party loan and trust documentation.
If you have any questions or require assistance, please call us at 877-464-1066 and we will do our best to assist you!
Commercial Loan Corporation is the featured sponsor for tonight’s Orange County Estate Planning Council Event. Mike Riggs and Tanis Alonso will be on hand to answer finance related questions pertaining to California Proposition 58, Parent to Child Real Estate Transfers, Trust Loans, and avoiding property tax reassessment on an inherited property. Tonight’s Estate Planning council is focusing on INGs and Spousal Lifetime Access Non-Grantor Trusts (SLANTs) PLUS IRC 678 and the Beneficiary Deemed Owner Trust. The event will be from 4:30pm – 8:00pm at the Santa Ana Country Club in Santa Ana, Ca. Tonight’s Orange County Estate Planning Council speaker is Edwin Morrow from US Bank Private Wealth Management.
The presentation will be focusing on INGs and Spousal Lifetime Access Non-Grantor Trusts (SLANTs) – Not Just for State Income Tax Avoidance: How “INGs” and “SLANTs” Can Save State Income Taxes and Why Tax Reform Makes Them Even More Powerful. This segment of the presentation will be from 4:30 to 5:30 PM . IRC 678 and the Beneficiary Deemed Owner Trust will be presented from 7PM to 8 PM focusing on income tax benefits of such trusts include much simpler tax reporting, lower tax brackets, capital gains tax exclusions for residences, much more favorable Section 179 expensing, disregarded transactions, firmer S corporation status, charitable deductions for business income, more favorable life insurance and annuity rules, better treatment for capital losses, and many more benefits often overlooked. Asset protection for such trusts, while seemingly substandard, is hardly a disaster. Any ill effects of a withdrawal power can not only be counteracted but even turned into an advantage over other trust designs. A 50-state comparison chart will be included which summarizes the various state asset protection statutes and law around powers of withdrawal and lapses.
Both of these presentations qualify for 1-hour of CE for MCLE, CPA, Professional Fiduciary and Trust Officers.
Commercial Loan Corporation has partnered with Michael Wyatt to provide continuing legal education to Attorneys and Fiduciaries. Michael Wyatt is a California Property Tax Consultant with over 20 years of experience working in a California Tax Assessors Office. Commercial Loan Corporation is a California Lender that specializes in lending to Trusts and Estates. We are the leading provider of Mortgages to Real Estate held in a Trust to help clients retain a parents low property tax rate on an inherited home.
We are a licensed provider of continuing legal education for the state of California. Our course covers the pitfalls in change of ownership as well as third party loans to trusts and estates to facilitate an equal distribution and transfer of property tax base from a parent to child via an exclusion from property value reassessment. Even better, the course can be performed online and scheduled at a convenient time of your choice during the business hours of Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.
Presentation Name: A Jet Tour through the Mine Fields and Pitfalls of Change of Ownership for Trusts, Legal Entities, Estates and Probates Credits:1 Hour MCLE
Please contact Tanis Alonso at 714-442-8995 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and get signed up today!
Please Join Commercial Loan Corporation at the Orange County Bar Association Trust & Estate 2018 Holiday Social
Orange County 2018 Holiday Social
Please join Commercial Loan Corporation at the 2018 Orange County Bar Trust & Estate Holiday Social. The event is being held on December 6th, 2018 at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. Both Mike Riggs and Tanis Alonso will be attending the event from the Commercial Loan Corporation Trust & Estate Lending Department. They can answer any questions that you may have on our loans to trusts and estates. We are experts on 3rd party financing to trusts and estates to help our clients preserve a parents property tax base on an inherited home.
Third Party Trusts & Estate Loans To Keep A Parents Property Tax Base On An Inherited Home.
If you will not be able to attend the Trust & Estate Holiday Social, but would like more information on our trust loans, estate loans or a loan to a home in probate; please call us at 877-464-1066. We can give you a free estimate on how much you might be able to save by preserving the property tax base on an inherited home. We assist both clients and attorneys with matters regarding California Proposition 58. For additional information on our trust loan programs or to apply for a trust or estate loan online, please visit this trust and estate loan page on our website.
You can register for the Orange County 2018 Holiday Social Here: Register online at www.ocbar.org
California Loans to Trusts, Estates and On Homes Being Inherited From A Parent.
California Loans to Trusts, Estates & Inherited Homes
Commercial Loan Corporation is a California direct lender for real estate and homes in trusts, irrevocable trusts, estates, probate and on homes being inherited from a deceased parent. Trust and Estate lending is our specialty. We offer custom loan programs to meet your specific needs. Our specialized loans provide our clients with the cash needed to allow each beneficiary, heir or sibling to receive an equal portion of the assets from a trust or inheritance. This allows one person to inherit real estate while others receive cash or cash and other assets. Our trust loans are affordable and usually cost far less than the fees associated with selling a property saving money for everyone involved. We are a direct lender and can close your loan in as little as 7 days. This allows beneficiaries and heirs to receive their proceeds much faster than if a home is to be sold.
Often times it is our clients desire to retain a parents low California Proposition 13 Property Tax Base on the home being inherited. Our loan provides the funds necessary for an equal distribution to be made and to accomplish this. On Average we are able to save our clients over $6,000 a year in property tax payments by keeping a parents low property tax base. Most lenders are unwilling to lend to a trust or do not have the knowledge or capability to provide financing to irrevocable trusts, estates, probate or on a property being inherited from a parent. We are a California lender that specializes in loans to trust and loans to estates. Our loans are California Proposition 58 compliant and we can help walk you or your attorney through the process of avoiding the reassessment or an inherited home. We have partnered with a California Property Tax Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the California Property Tax Assessors Office. We can help simplify what is typically a complicated process and help you avoid property tax reassessment on a home being inherited from a parent.
For more information on our trust and estate loan programs or to determine how much you might be able to save in property taxes, please call us at 877-464-1066 or complete this quick online request form located here: Online Trust & Estate Loan Request Form
At Commercial Loan Corporation, we specialize in providing financing to Trusts. Our loan provides the cash needed for an irrevocable trust or estate to make an even distribution when one of the beneficiaries is inheriting a home as their share of the distribution. The California Board of Equalization requires that an even distribution be made to take advantage of Proposition 58’s Parent to Child Transfer and avoid a reassessment of property taxes. Exclusion for reassessment of property taxes allows a child to keep their parents’ low property tax payment. Our loan helps clients save on average over $6,000 per year in property taxes. In just a few short minutes we can help a client determine how much they could save by taking advantage of California’s Proposition 58’s Exclusion for Reassessment of Property Taxes.
When setting up a trust or dealing with trust and estate matters, finding a qualified Trust & Estate Attorney is highly advised! You can save money attempting to handle some items yourself, but be warned that making mistakes can sometimes end up being very costly.
This is especially true if you are inheriting a home from a parent and it is your goal, or a siblings goal to use Proposition 58 to keep a parents low property tax base. In many cases a trust or estate contains a variety of assets including cash and material items in addition to real estate. When there are multiple beneficiaries involved, and one of the beneficiaries wants to keep the home, the distribution can be complicated. If not handled correctly, you may lose your ability to receive an Exclusion From Property Reassessment. This can cause the homes value to be reassessed when transferred and in turn the property taxes may skyrocket.
Commercial Loan Corporation provides financing to Trusts and Estates to help you receive an exclusion from property reassessment. By doing so, we save our clients on average over $6,000 a year in property taxes. We are constantly working with qualified Attorneys and Property Tax Consultants in California to help their clients with Proposition 58 property transfers. If you are in need of financing to assist a trust or estate, or are looking for a Trust & Estate Attorney in your area to assist you, please call us at 877-464-1066. We would be happy to refer you to a California Trust & Estate Attorney that we have worked with in the past and who is knowledgeable on Proposition 58 and the parent to child property tax transfer process.
California Bridge Loan Financing To Trusts & Estates
Commercial Loan Corporation specializes in providing bridge loans to trusts and estates. We are one of just a handful of lenders in California that provide bridge financing to trusts. Even more importantly, we specialize in this type of lending. Often times our clients utilize our private money bridge loan financing to allow for an even distribution to be made from a trust or estate. This can be crucial when a client is trying to receive a Proposition 58 granted exclusion from property tax reassessment to preserve a parents low property tax base on inherited property.
Thanks to California Proposition 13, property taxes in California can not increase by more than 2% each year. Since property values in California historically increase at a far higher rate, retaining a parents low property tax base can be incredibly valuable. In fact, on average we save our clients $6,200 a year in property taxes by helping them avoid a property tax reassessment. Over time that savings can compound, making for an incredible benefit. If you are inheriting property from a parent and are interested in preserving their low Proposition 13 property tax base, call us at 877-464-1066 and we can help you determine how much you might be able to save by utilizing one of our bridge loans.
What Is A Bridge Loan?
A bridge loan or bridge financing is a short term loan utilized until a person or trust secures permanent financing. Bridge loans or bridge mortgages are only intended to be held for a short period of time and typically have a term between 1 and 12 months.
Many of our clients either pay our bridge loan off in full after their exclusion from property tax reassessment has been granted or will refinance the debt with a conventional mortgage once the Proposition 58 exclusion has been granted. We are also able to assist our clients with permanent financing if needed. If you, a family member or client is interest in receiving a bridge loan for a trust or estate, please call us at 877-464-1066 so that we may assist you.