Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
Property Tax Annotations
170.0088 Sales Price as Value. In Dennis v. Santa Clara County 215 Cal.App.3d 1019, the court held that assessors are not bound to accept a purchase price paid for real property in a concededly arm's length, open market transaction when there is a variable that skews the purchase price. The Revenue and Taxation Code section 110 presumption that the purchase price is fair market value is rebuttable and may be overcome by values derived from use of the income and market valuation methods. LTA 5/11/1990 (No. 90/30).