Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016
Property Tax Annotations
220.0000 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
220.0375.020 Limited Liability Company. Husband and wife are the sole present beneficiaries of their living trust, which is the record owner of real property. Title to the property will be transferred to a limited liability company owned by the trust, in exchange for which the trust will receive 100 percent of the capital and profits interests of the limited liability company. To determine the present beneficial ownership of that property and whether or not a transfer of property held in trust is proportional, it is necessary to "look through the trust." The transfer of real property by the present beneficiaries of a trust to a legal entity, such as a limited liability company owned by the trust beneficiaries in the same proportionate shares, is excluded from change in ownership under Revenue and Taxation Code section 62(a)(2). C 1/17/2001.