Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2012
Property Tax Rules
Title 18, Public Revenues California Code of Regulations
DIVISION 1. STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
CHAPTER 1. STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION—PROPERTY TAX
Subchapter 4. Equalization by State Board (370–500)
Article 4. Change in Ownership and New Construction (460–500)
Reference: Section 998, Revenue and Taxation Code.
(a) The full value of the real property interest of a timeshare estate or a timeshare use, as defined in Section 11003.5 of the Business and Professions Code shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of this section.
(b) In determining the value of the real property interest of a timeshare estate or use, consideration shall be given to the following factors which are unique to such interests:
(1) The fact that the timeshare estate or use is marketed in increments of time.
(2) The season of the year during which the owner is entitled to the right to use or possession of the property.
(c) The full value of the real property interest of a timeshare estate or use shall not include the value of any personal property or other nonreal property items. Such items include, but are not limited to, vacation exchange rights, vacation conveniences and services, and club memberships, as defined in subdivisions (d), (e), and (f).
The value of any nonreal property items included in the purchase price of a timeshare estate or use which are provided to the timeshare interest owner in exchange for a periodic fee or charge which is separate from the purchase price of the timeshare estate or use shall not be considered in the determination of the full value of the real property of the timeshare estate or use.
(d) "Nonreal property vacation exchange rights" shall include, but not be limited to, internal and external exchanges. An internal exchange means an exchange arranged by the timeshare project developer or operator for a timeshare estate or use owner between two or more resorts owned by the same developer or operator. An external exchange means an exchange arranged by an independent exchange network, which has a contractual relationship with either the timeshare project development or the individual timeshare owner.
(e) "Nonreal property vacation conveniences and services" shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) The owner's right to participate in exchange network.
(2) Maintenance and repair of buildings (interior and exterior) and grounds.
(3) Maid, meal, linen, and security guard services.
(4) Transportation, scheduling, and reservation services.
(5) Management services necessary for the administration of the operation of the property.
(6) The services of personnel charged with providing social or recreational instruction and planned activities.
(f) "Nonreal property club memberships" shall include memberships in recreational enterprises that are in the nature of licenses or permits to use real property but do not grant ownership interests in that property. Evidence that a membership grants a license or permit rather than an ownership interest includes, but is not limited to, the fact that the membership is offered as an option to timeshare purchases and that such memberships are also offered to others who do not own timeshare estates or uses.
(g) In determining the full value of the real property interest of a timeshare estate or use, the assessor shall consider the value concepts and approaches set forth in Sections 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 of this Chapter.
(h) The assessor may determine the value of the timeshare appraisal unit by the following method:
(1) Determine the full value of resort properties, condominiums, cooperatives, or other properties not marketed in increments of time but which are comparable to the subject property in terms of size, type, and location. Divide such full value by a unit of time equal to the timeshare interest being valued.
(2) Add to or subtract from the non-timeshare value quotient determined in (1), an amount necessary to reflect any increase or decrease in such value attributable to the fact that the subject property is marketed in increments of time and, if applicable, for a particular season.
(i) In addition to the method set forth in subdivision (h), the assessor may utilize any generally recognized alternative method of valuation to determine the full value of the real property of a timeshare estate or use.
(j) Nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring the assessment of a timeshare appraisal unit at less than full value as required by Section 401 of the Revenue and Taxation Code and as defined in Section 2 of this Chapter.
(k) The provisions of this section are declaratory of, and not a change in existing law and are therefore applicable to the determination of all base year values for the real property interest of timeshare estates and uses.
History: Adopted June 28, 1984, effective February 9, 1985.