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ALERT: Deadline for 2014 California Commercial Property Tax Appeals Rapidly Approaching

Be Prepared. The deadline for the regular appeals filing period for commercial real and personal property tax values in many California counties is imminent. SC&H Group’s Personal Property Tax practice can help taxpayers better understand the assessment and appeals process, and ensure that your tax obligations are accurate and that you are aware of – and take advantage of – all relevant tax saving opportunities.

Appeals for the counties listed below are typically due on November 30th. Since the typical deadline falls on a Sunday, the appeals for these counties will be due by December 1, 2014 with the exception of some San Bernardino County assessments.

  • Alpine
  • Kern
  • Napa
  • Siskiyou
  • Amador
  • Lake
  • Nevada
  • Solano
  • Butte
  • Lassen
  • Plumas
  • Sonoma
  • Calaveras
  • Los Angeles
  • Riverside
  • Stanislaus
  • Colusa
  • Madera
  • Sacramento
  • Sutter
  • Contra Costa
  • Marin
  • San Benito
  • Tehama
  • Del Norte
  • Mariposa
  • San Diego
  • Trinity
  • El Dorado
  • Mendocino
  • San Joaquin
  • Tulare
  • Fresno
  • Merced
  • San Mateo
  • Tuolumne
  • Glenn
  • Modoc
  • Santa Barbara
  • Yolo
  • Humboldt
  • Mono
  • Santa Cruz
  • Yuba
  • Imperial
  • Monterey
  • Shasta
  • San Bernardino

The San Bernardino Exception

If you received a “Notice of Enrollment of an Escaped Assessment” in San Bernardino County, the appeals would be due within 60 days from the date on this notice versus the 12/1/2014 deadline in order to appeal the full value being assessed for the 2014 roll year. This is due to a clerical error in the San Bernardino County Assessor’s office, which incorrectly calculated assessments for most unsecured parcels as well as some secured parcels. To correct this issue, the Assessor’s office issued escaped assessment notices to many San Bernardino taxpayers.

California Property Tax System Webinar Series

To help taxpayers better understand the assessment and appeals process, SC&H Group’s Property Tax Team provided a comprehensive overview of the California property tax system in a complimentary webinar series. The final segment of this series is on January 27, 2015 with a focus on providing a California Property Tax Legal update.

Whether or not you believe your property tax values are fair, or are in the process of appealing assessments, we encourage you to join us to learn about recent developments and/or cases that may impact California taxpayers going forward.

Do you have commercial property in the state of California? Please contact SC&H Group’s Personal Property Tax practice, or send an email to SCH_SALT@scandh.com , for more information about the assessment and appeals process – and how to better identify tax saving opportunities.

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