Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Property Tax Annotations
435.0000 FOREIGN GOVERNMENT
435.0065 Real Property Acquired After Lien Date. Property acquired by a foreign government for use as a consulate after the lien date but prior to the start of the fiscal year is exempt from property taxes for that fiscal year. California is not in a position to refuse an exemption required by federal law on the technical ground that the requirements therefor were not met as of the lien date but rather, these technical grounds must give way to constitutional requirements. However, prorated taxes paid into escrow for a prior fiscal year are not subject to refund but are merely contractual reimbursement to the prior owner upon sale. C 8/4/1971.