Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017
Property Tax Annotations
880.0000 WELFARE EXEMPTION
(a) IN GENERAL
880.0016 Bingo. Revenue and Taxation Code section 215.2 permits the conduct of certain bingo games on property that otherwise qualifies on the basis of a charitable or religious use and ownership by a qualifying organization. Bingo can only qualify as a secondary activity, and that activity must conform to the provisions of Penal Code section 326.5. Although there is no duty on the assessor's part to ascertain conformance to the Penal Code, exemption should not be granted in any city or county that has not adopted a local ordinance which authorizes the conduct of bingo games. In nonauthorizing localities, the guidelines of the May 26, 1976, Letter to County Assessors, No. 76/1994, are still applicable. LTA 7/14/1977 (No. 77/100).