Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
Property Tax Annotations
200.0000 BASE YEAR VALUE TRANSFER
(a) BASE YEAR VALUE TRANSFER – PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE
200.0020 Claimant (New Spouse). Revenue and Taxation Code section 69.5(b)(7) provides that a claimant for property tax relief under section 69.5 may not have previously been granted such relief. In addition, section 69.5(g)(9) defines "claimant" for purposes of the section to include the spouse of a person who previously claimed relief under section 69.5 if that spouse is a record owner or co-owner of the replacement dwelling. Thus, if A and B are married and record owners of property which has received the benefits of section 69.5, then neither A nor B are eligible for future benefits under that section. Furthermore, if (1) A and B divorce, (2) A marries C and (3) A and C become co-owners of record of C's replacement dwelling, C will not be eligible for relief under the section with respect to that dwelling since A also would be a claimant for purposes of C's claim. C 8/26/1987.