Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016
Property Tax Annotations
170.0059 Leased Personal Property. When a person, as defined in Revenue and Taxation Code section 19, has a headquarters or primary place of conducting business within a county but has personal property out on lease at various locations throughout the county, all of that leased property may, at the assessor's discretion, be assessed in one combined assessment and to the tax-rate area where the person's primary place of business is located. When a person has more than one facility in a county, the one at which personal property of the greatest value is located should be used as the situs of all of that person's leased personal property in the county.
In the absence of a regular place of business within the county, the location having leased equipment of the greatest value should be considered the owner's primary place of business within the county and should be used as the situs for all of the leased equipment in the county. If nearly all of the leased equipment is located at a location other than the owner's primary place of business, then that location should be considered the situs for all leased equipment in the county. LTA 6/13/1996 (No. 96/37).