Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Property Tax Annotations
220.0000 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
220.0456 Original Transferor. Revenue and Taxation Code section 65(b) defines an "original transferor" as a transferor who creates or transfers a joint tenancy interest and who remains as one of the joint tenants after the creation or transfer of the interest. Persons who purchase property as joint tenants are and remain transferees, not transferors. Thus, a father, mother, and child who purchase and continue to hold real property as joint tenants are not "original transferors", with the result that upon the death of one of the joint tenants, the "original transferor" concept is not available to preclude the termination of such joint tenancy interest from reappraisal as a change in ownership thereof. C 6/29/1992.