Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
Property Tax Annotations
220.0000 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
220.0640 Section 1031 Exchange/Holding Agreement. Revenue and Taxation Code section 60, as interpreted by Property Tax Rule 462.200(c), requires that the transfer of real property to a "straw man" in a transaction paralleling the IRC 1031 exchange provision does not include the transfer of any equitable or beneficial interest in the property. The "straw man" merely holds "legal title" to the property, with the result that there is no change in ownership at this point. However, when the "straw man" subsequently transfers title to a buyer who receives the "present beneficial ownership" of the property per section 60, there is a change in ownership and reappraisal. C 6/5/1997.