Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
Property Tax Annotations
220.0000 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
220.0622 Sale and Leaseback Transactions. The lease of property by a corporation to a wholly owned subsidiary for a term of 50 years followed by a sale of the same property to an unrelated purchaser is a sale and leaseback when the transfers are dependent upon one another and essentially simultaneous. Rather than a reservation of a life estate or a short-term estate for years, this transaction was intended to transfer the title and ownership benefits (collection of rents) to the purchaser. The three tests of "end result," "interdependence" and "binding commitment" applicable under the "step transaction" doctrine were satisfied, and reappraisal was required. C 12/9/1992.