What percentage is used to calculate property taxes in CA.?

Asked by Terry, Gilroy, CA Wed Aug 13, 2008

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John Petroce…, Agent, Union City, CA
Wed Aug 13, 2008
Hello Terry,
Annual Assessments
Annually, whoever owns taxable property on January 1 (the lien date) becomes liable for a tax calculated at 1 percent of the “taxable” value of the property. Article XIII A of the California Constitution (Proposition 13) also permits adding to the 1 percent tax rate a rate needed to pay interest and redemption charges for voter-approved indebtedness. Such additional rates will vary from area to area throughout the state. Statewide, the total tax rate ranges between 1 percent and 1.06 percent.

Change in Ownership and New Construction
The assessed value for most property taxed under Article XIII A is the prior year’s assessed value adjusted for inflation up to 2 percent. However, if there has been a change in ownership or completed new construction, the new assessed value will be the market value of the property that changed ownership or was newly constructed. That property will also be assessed on the supplemental roll.

Here is a great article for review from the CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
http://www.boe.ca.gov/proptaxes/pdf/pub29.pdf also on the last page is a great list of all counties in California with contact information to call.

Alameda County is 1.25% for property tax based on the assets value. If the property was assets at 350,000.00 then 1.25% times that amount =$4375.00 per year

John Petrocelli
EcoBroker, CRS
Windermere Properties of the East Bay
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