Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
Property Tax Annotations
220.0000 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
220.0110 Corporate Stock Transfers. The sale by corporation X of 50 percent of the stock in wholly owned subsidiary Y to an unrelated third corporation does not transfer ownership of Y corporation's assets. There could be a change of control if more than 50 percent of the stock were sold, in which case all of subsidiary Y's real property, including leaseholds, would be subject to reappraisal.
Mineral leases are to be treated like all other leases in such circumstances. Only when a mineral lease itself is created, renewed, assigned or otherwise transferred is the special treatment afforded such a lease under Revenue and Taxation Code section 61(a) appropriate. C 7/23/1987.