Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Property Tax Annotations
220.0000 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
220.0073 Corporate Ownership. The liquidation of a subsidiary corporation and transfer of its assets to its 100 percent owner parent corporation followed by a liquidation of that parent corporation and a transfer of its assets to its 100 percent owner parent corporation constitute transfers among an "affiliated group" and would not qualify as changes in ownership.
It may be argued that since individual shareholders are the ultimate owners of all property owned by all the corporations, there has been only a change in the method of holding title and therefore, the exclusion of Revenue and Taxation Code section 62(a)(2) is applicable. However, if the transfers of real properties are among members of an "affiliated group", as defined in section 64(b), that section would apply and by its own terms, section 62(a)(2) would not. C 11/5/1990.