Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Revenue and Taxation Code
Part 0.5. Implementation of Article XIII A of the California Constitution
Chapter 6. Allocation of Property Tax Revenue
Article 2. Basic Revenue Allocations
96.8. Effective tax rate reductions. (a) On or before August 1, 1982, and on or before August 1 of each year thereafter, any jurisdiction may request that the amount computed for it pursuant to this chapter be reduced for the current fiscal year by a specified amount. Upon receiving a request as so described, the county auditor shall compute an effective tax rate reduction by dividing the amount of property tax revenue to be reduced by the taxable assessed value on the secured roll of the jurisdiction and multiplying the quotient by 100. The effective tax rate reduction shall be applied to the taxable assessed value on each secured roll tax bill for property within the jurisdiction, and the resulting amount shall be subtracted from the property tax owed by the taxpayer which is attributable to the tax rate provided by subdivision (b) of Section 2237. This subtracted amount shall be shown on each such tax bill with a notation reading: "Tax reduction by (name of jurisdiction)." The same effective tax rate reduction shall be applied in a comparable manner to the taxable assessed value on the next succeeding unsecured roll tax bill for property within the jurisdiction, except that for the 1981–82 fiscal year any such rate reduction used on that year's unsecured roll shall be equal to the 1980–81 rate divided by four.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if a school entity acts pursuant to subdivision (a), the state shall not increase school apportionments to that school entity to make up the reduction in property tax revenues.
(c) Effective tax rate reductions made pursuant to this section shall not be taken into account in computing property tax allocations pursuant to this chapter, except that for the 1981–82 fiscal year any rate reduction used on that year's unsecured roll shall be equal to the 1980–81 rate divided by four.