Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2012
 

Revenue and Taxation Code

Property Taxation

Part 0.5. Implementation of Article XIII A of the California Constitution

Chapter 6. Allocation of Property Tax Revenue

Article 4. Tax Equity Allocations for Certain Cities

Section 98.01

98.01. Computation modifications; TEA formula. (a) An independent qualifying city shall receive a distribution of the following percentages of the TEA formula, as computed in subdivision (c) of Section 98, if the amount of that distribution, less the applicable reductions provided for in subdivisions (e), (f), and (g) of Section 98, would be greater than the amount the city would have been allocated without the application of the TEA formula:

(1) Thirty-three and one-third percent of the amount determined in subparagraph (G) of paragraph (6) of subdivision (c) of Section 98, less any applicable reductions provided for in subdivisions (e), (f), and (g) of Section 98, for the first fiscal year in which the independent qualifying city receives an allocation pursuant to this section.

(2) Sixty-six and two-thirds percent of the amount determined in subparagraph (G) of paragraph (6) of subdivision (c) of Section 98, less any applicable reductions provided for in subdivisions (e), (f), and (g) of Section 98, for the second fiscal year in which the independent qualifying city receives an allocation pursuant to this section.

(3) One hundred percent of the amount determined in subparagraph (G) of paragraph (6) of subdivision (c) of Section 98, less any applicable reductions provided for in subdivisions (e), (f), and (g) of Section 98, for the third fiscal year in which the independent qualifying city receives an allocation pursuant to this section.

The amount not distributed as a result of this subdivision to the tax rate areas in each independent qualifying city, shall be allocated by the auditor to the county. The auditor may assess each independent qualifying city its proportional share of the actual costs of making the calculations required by this subdivision, and may deduct that assessment from the amount allocated pursuant to this subdivision. For purposes of this subdivision, an independent qualifying city's proportional share of the auditor's actual costs shall not exceed the proportion it receives of the total amounts excluded in the county pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 98.

(b) "Independent qualifying city" means a qualifying city, as defined in Section 98, in the County of Los Angeles which met the following criteria on January 1, 1988:

(1) Was not served by a special district which received a portion of the 1 percent property tax revenue, and provided any of the following services to the qualified city:

(A) Emergency medical services.

(B) Fire prevention services.

(C) Fire suppression.

(D) Libraries.

(E) Parks.

(F) Recreation services.

(G) Street lighting.

(2) Did not have redevelopment project areas which receive property tax revenues.

(3) The county general fund received greater than 65 percent of the 1 percent property tax revenues collected from tax rate areas within the qualifying city's boundaries.