Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Property Tax Annotations
880.0000 WELFARE EXEMPTION
(c) WELFARE EXEMPTION—HOSPITAL PURPOSES
880.0641 Leased Property. While specific statutory and regulatory provisions may allow a single member limited liability company (LLC) to disregard its separate existence for purposes of income tax filing, there is no authority for disregarding an LLC's separate entity status for purposes of ownership, operation, or use of property in determining eligibility for the welfare exemption under Revenue and Taxation Code section 214.
Accordingly, machinery and equipment purchased and owned by an LLC whose single member is a qualifying medical center and leased to the medical center will not be eligible for the exemption. However, machinery and equipment purchased and owned by a qualifying entity and leased to the medical center for use consistent with the "needs of hospital" provision of section 214.11 could be eligible for the exemption. C 3/1/1999.