Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
Property Tax Annotations
220.0000 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
220.0066 Corporate Merger. A "reverse triangular merger" occurred between Corporation A, a publicly owned bank, and Corporation B, owned by a holding company. As a result of the merger, Corporation B ceased to exist and Corporation A succeeded by operation of law to all of the property of Corporation B. Thus, a change in ownership occurred as to the real property that was owned by Corporation B before the merger and subsequently transferred to Corporation A via the merger.
The exclusion provided by Revenue and Taxation Code section 62(a)(2) is not available because the post-merger stock ownership of Corporation A is not the same as the pre-merger stock ownership of Corporation B. And since Corporations A and B were not affiliated corporations within the definition of Revenue and Taxation Code section 64(b), and since the holding company was not a common parent corporation, the exclusion from change in ownership provided by section 64(b) also is not available.
In addition, the pre-merger real property owned and retained by Corporation A underwent a change in ownership pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code section 64(c) upon the transfer of all of Corporation A's stock to the holding company during the merger. C 8/30/1999.