Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Property Tax Annotations
880.0000 WELFARE EXEMPTION
(a) IN GENERAL
880.0208 Owner and Operator. The exemption has historically been administered on an entity basis, applying to property owned by qualifying community chests, funds, foundations, and nonprofit corporations. Unlike the law relating to change in ownership for purposes of real property (Revenue and Taxation Code sections 60 et seq., and particularly section 64(c)), there is no "ultimate control" provision in the welfare exemption statutes which would allow the exemption to apply to property owned by a corporation having a qualifying majority stockholder. Rather, qualifying nonprofit corporate ownership and use of property are the determinative factors. In addition, Revenue and Taxation Code section 261 specifically requires that the claimant seeking the exemption be the owner of record of the property on the lien date, and a majority stockholder is neither the owner of corporate property nor the owner of record. C 3/25/1999.