Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017

Revenue and Taxation Code

Property Taxation

Part 2. Assessment

CHAPTER 1. Taxation Base

Article 2. Procedure to Claim Exemptions

Section 256.6

256.6. Cemetery exemption; annual notice. (a) (1) Prior to the lien date, the assessor shall annually mail a notice to every person or entity that received, in the immediately preceding fiscal year, the exemption provided by Section 204.

(2) The board shall prescribe the form for the annual notice described in paragraph (1), which form shall specify the following:

(A) The circumstances under which the property may be disqualified from exemption.

(B) That the person or entity has a duty to inform the assessor if the property no longer qualifies for the exemption.

(b) At the same time the notice described in subdivision (a) is mailed, the assessor shall include with that notice a card that may be returned to the assessor by the person or entity receiving the notice, which card shall be in the following form:

To all persons and entities that have received a nonprofit cemetery exemption for the _______________ fiscal year.

QUESTION: Will the property to which the exemption applied in the fiscal year continue to be used or held exclusively for the burial or other permanent deposit of the human dead or for the care, maintenance, or upkeep of that property or those dead in the _____________ fiscal year?

YES___________          NO____________

Signature: _______________________________

Title: __________________________________

Failure to return this card does not constitute a waiver of exemption as specified by the California Constitution, but may result in an onsite inspection by the assossor to verify any exempt activity.

History.—Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 604 (SB 1059), in effect January 1, 2004.