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Part 8. Distribution

CHAPTER 3. Alternative Method of Distribution of Tax Levies and Collections and of Tax Sale Proceed


Chapter 3. Alternative Method of Distribution of Tax Levies and Collections and of Tax Sale Proceeds

Constitutionality.—The method of distribution described in Sections 4701–4716 does not violate Section 31, Article IV or Section 18, Article XI of the Constitution which provide, respectively, that the Legislature may not give, lend or authorize giving or lending a county's credit, and that a county shall incur no liability in any year exceeding the income for that year without the assent of two-thirds of the electors. Corrie v. Contra Costa County, 110 Cal.App.2d 210.

4701. Purpose. (a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that it is the purpose of this chapter to provide an alternative procedure for the distribution of property tax levies on the secured roll made by counties on their own behalf or as the tax-levying and tax-collecting agency for other political subdivisions. The Legislature further finds and declares that the object of this alternative procedure is to simplify the tax-levying and tax-apportioning process and to increase flexibility in the use of available cash resources.

(b) For purposes of this chapter only, the term "secured roll" may include the supplemental property tax roll as described in Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 75) of Part 0.5 of Division 1.

History.—Added by Stats. 1949, p. 2386, in effect October 1, 1949. Stats. 1998, Ch. 528 (AB 1782), in effect January 1, 1999, lettered the first paragraph as subdivision (a), substituted "The Legislature hereby finds and declares that it is" for "It is hereby declared to be" before "the purpose" in the first sentence, substituted "The Legislature further finds and declares that" for "It is further declared to be" before "the object", substituted "is to simplify" for "to accomplish a simplification of" after "procedure", and substituted "to increase" for "an increase" after "process and" in the second sentence therein; and added subdivision (b).

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4702. Adoption and discontinuance. (a) The procedure authorized by this chapter may be placed in effect in any county by resolution of the board of supervisors of that county adopted not later than July 15th of the fiscal year for which it is to first apply and shall thereafter remain in effect unless the board orders its discontinuance or unless, prior to the commencement of any subsequent fiscal year, the board receives a petition for its discontinuance joined in by resolutions duly adopted by the governing boards of not less than two-thirds of the participating revenue districts in the county, in which event the board shall order discontinuance of the procedure effective at the commencement of the subsequent fiscal year.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), for the 1993–94 and 1994–95 fiscal years only, the procedure authorized by this chapter may be placed in effect in any county by resolution of the board of supervisors of that county adopted not later than October 15 of the relevant fiscal year, and shall remain in effect unless otherwise discontinued in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

History.—Added by Stats. 1949, p. 2386, in effect October 1, 1949. Stats. 1983, Ch. 407, in effect January 1, 1984, added "participating" after "two-thirds of the". Stats. 1993, Ch. 130, in effect July 19, 1993, added subdivision letter (a) before "The" in the first sentence, substituted "orders" for "shall order" after "board", and substituted "receives" for "shall receive" after "board" therein; and added subdivision (b). Stats. 1994, Ch. 1166, in effect September 30, 1994, added "and 1994–95" after "the 1993–94", substituted "years" for "year" after "fiscal", and substituted "of the relevant fiscal year," for "1993," after "October 15" in subdivision (b).

Construction.—Adoption of the method by a county prior to July 15, namely January 3, of the fiscal year for which it is to first apply, is proper. Corrie v. Contra Costa County, 110 Cal.App.2d 210.

4702.5. Extension of discontinuance. In any county electing to follow the procedure authorized by this chapter the board of supervisors by resolution as specified in Section 4702 may extend, or discontinue, these procedures to assessments that are entered on the secured tax roll for the current year.

Upon adoption, assessments shall be apportioned in the same manner that taxes are apportioned under this chapter.

History.—Added by Stats. 1959, p. 2412, in effect September 18, 1959.

4702.7. Discontinuance with respect to tax levying or assessment levying agency. In any county electing to follow the procedure authorized by this chapter, the board of supervisors, by resolution adopted in accordance with Section 4702, after holding a public hearing on the matter, may discontinue those procedures with respect to any tax levying agency or assessment levying agency in the county if the rate of secured tax delinquency in that agency in any year exceeds 3 percent of the total of all taxes and assessments levied on the secured rolls in that agency.

History.—Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 407, in effect January 1, 1984. Stats. 1993, Ch. 130, in effect July 19, 1993, added a comma after "chapter", added a comma after "supervisors", deleted comma after "resolution", and substituted "in accordance with Section 4702," for "not later than July 15th of the fiscal year for which it is first to apply" after "adopted".

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4703. Accounts. In each county that elects to adopt the procedure authorized by this chapter there is hereby created a tax losses reserve fund.

(a) The tax losses reserve fund shall be used exclusively, as hereinafter provided, to cover losses that may occur in the amount of tax liens as a result of special sales of tax-defaulted property. Whenever in any year the amount of the tax losses reserve fund has reached an amount equivalent to 1 percent of the total of all taxes and assessments levied on the secured roll for that year for participating entities in the county, the amounts hereinafter authorized to be credited to that fund may, for the remainder of that year, be credited to the county general fund.

(b) The auditor and treasurer shall keep apportioned tax resources accounts in a manner that the balance of amounts apportioned to funds on an accrual basis shall be known by both officers. In addition, the auditor shall keep secured taxes receivable accounts in a manner as to establish accountability for the amounts receivable on the secured tax rolls. Secured tax rolls, as used in this chapter, include delinquent rolls prescribed by Section 2627.

History.—Added by Stats. 1949, p. 2386, in effect October 1, 1949. Stats. 1959, p. 2413, in effect September 18, 1959, deleted enumerations of various accounts to be maintained by the auditor and treasurer, and added the third paragraph. Stats. 1980, Ch. 127, in effect January 1, 1981, added "(a)" before the second paragraph; added "Except that as provided in subdivision (b) of this section," before "whenever" and "the" before "tax losses" in the second sentence of subdivision (a); added subdivisions (b) and (c); and added "(d)" before the former third paragraph. Stats. 1983, Ch. 1281, in effect September 30, 1983, deleted "and abstracts prescribed by Section 4371" after "Section 2627" in the third sentence of subdivision (d). Stats. 1985, Ch. 316, in effect January 1, 1986, substituted "tax-defaulted" for "tax-deeded" after "sales of" in the first sentence, and deleted "of this section" after "subdivision (b)" in the second sentence of subdivision (a). Stats. 1987, Ch. 681, in effect September 17, 1987, added commas after "exclusively" and after "provided" in the first sentence, and substituted "4 percent" for "5 percent" after "equivalent to " in the second sentence of subdivision (a); and deleted "of this section" following the references to subdivision (a) and subdivision (b), and substituted "4-percent" for "5-percent" after "including the" in subdivision (c). Stats. 1992, Ch. 523, in effect January 1, 1993, substituted "has" for "shall have" after "fund", added a comma after "year", in subdivision (a) and (b); substituted "Except . . . 4703.1, if" for "If" after "(c)", substituted "the" for "such" after "until", substituted "that" for "as" after "time", and added a comma after "years" in subdivision (c); added a comma after "rolls" and "chapter" in the third sentence of subdivision (d). Stats. 1993, Ch. 853, in effect October 6, 1993, substituted "that" for "which" after "county" in the first paragraph; substituted "that" for "which" after "losses" in the first sentence of subdivision (a); deleted "Except as provided in subdivision (b)," after "property." and substituted "Whenever" for "whenever" to form the beginning of the second sentence of subdivision (a), and substituted "3" for "4" after "equivalent to" therein; deleted former subdivisions (b) and (c) which specified procedures relating to rates of secured tax delinquency which over 3 fiscal years were 3 percent or less where in any year the payment of tax losses reserve fund reached 3 percent of the total of all taxes and assessments levied on the secured rolls for that year; and relettered former subdivision (d) as (b). Stats. 1994, Ch. 293, in effect July 21, 1994, substituted "may" for "shall" after "to that fund" in the second sentence of subdivision (a). Stats. 1994, Ch. 1166, in effect September 30, 1994, added "for participating entities in the county" after "for that year" in the second sentence of subdivision (a). Stats. 1995, Ch. 3, in effect May 11, 1995, substituted "2" for "3" after "equivalent to" in the second sentence of subdivision (a); and deleted "such" after "accounts in" wherever it appears in subdivision (b). Stats. 1995, Ch. 914, in effect October 16, 1995, substituted "1" for "2" after "equivalent to" in the second sentence of subdivision (a).

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4703.1. Temporary increase in secured tax delinquency. (a) Notwithstanding subdivision (c) of Section 4703, a county utilizing the procedure set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 4703 shall not be penalized or required to comply with subdivision (a) of Section 4703, provided that the secured tax delinquency for that county for the 1991–92 fiscal year did not exceed 4 percent on June 30, 1992.

(b) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 1993, and, as of January 1, 1994, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute that becomes effective on or before January 1, 1994, deletes or extends those dates.

History.—Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 523, in effect January 1, 1993.

4703.2. Tax losses reserve fund—alternative procedure. (a) In any county electing to follow the procedure authorized by this chapter, the board of supervisors may, by October 31 of any fiscal year, on the recommendation of the county auditor, adopt a resolution electing to be governed by this section rather than the provisions of Section 4703. Upon adoption, a copy of this resolution shall be filed with the county auditor, the county treasurer, and the county tax collector. Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, this election shall remain in effect each fiscal year unless the board of supervisors adopts another resolution by October 31 of a fiscal year electing to be governed instead by Section 4703. For the 1993–94 fiscal year only, the election to be governed by this section rather than Section 4703 may be made no later than January 15, 1994. For the 1994–95 fiscal year only, an election to be governed by this section rather than Section 4703 may be rescinded, upon the recommendation of the county auditor, by a resolution electing governance under Section 4703 that is adopted by the board of supervisors on any date during that fiscal year.

(b) In each county that elects to adopt the procedure authorized by this chapter and elects to be governed by this section rather than Section 4703 there shall be created a tax losses reserve fund.

(c) The tax losses reserve fund shall be used exclusively, as hereinafter provided, to cover losses that may occur in the amount of tax liens as a result of special sales of tax-defaulted property. In a county electing to be subject to this section rather than Section 4703, the tax losses reserve fund shall be maintained at not less than 25 percent of the total delinquent secured taxes and assessments for participating entities in the county as calculated at the end of the fiscal year. At the end of the fiscal year, amounts in the tax losses reserve fund that are in excess of 25 percent of the total delinquent secured taxes and assessments for participating entities in the county may be credited to the county general fund.

(d) The auditor and treasurer shall keep apportioned tax resources accounts in such a manner that the balance of amounts apportioned to funds on an accrual basis shall be known by both officers. In addition, the auditor shall keep secured taxes receivable accounts in such a manner as to establish accountability for the amounts receivable on the secured tax rolls. Secured tax rolls as used in this chapter include delinquent rolls prescribed by Section 2627.

History.—Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 81, in effect January 1, 1994. Stats. 1994, Ch. 293, in effect July 21, 1994, substituted "may" for "shall" after "taxes and assessments" in the third sentence of subdivision (c). Stats. 1994,Ch. 1166, in effect September 30, 1994, added "for participating entities in the county" after "taxes and assessments" in the second sentence, and added "for participating entities in the county" after "taxes and assessments" in the third sentence of subdivision (c). Stats. 1995, Ch. 3, in effect May 11, 1995, substituted "Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, the" for "The" at beginning of the third sentence, and added the fifth sentence in subdivision (a). Stats. 1995, Ch. 914, in effect October 16, 1995, substituted "October 31" for "September 1" after "by" in the first and third sentences in subdivision (a); and substituted "25" for "50" before "percent" in the second and third sentences of subdivision (c).

4703.3. Orange County—transfer of obligations. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, general, special, or local, if Orange County sells or assigns obligations arising out of delinquent assessments or taxes on the secured roll to a joint powers agency pursuant to Section 26220.5 of the Government Code, the Orange County Board of Supervisors may elect to transfer its tax losses reserve fund to the joint powers agency. The tax losses reserve fund shall be maintained by the joint powers agency according to Section 4703 or 4703.2, whichever is applicable, except that the tax losses reserve fund may both be used to cover losses that may occur in the amount of tax liens as a result of special sales of tax-defaulted property and, subject to agreements with bondholders, be pledged as a reserve for bonds issued by the joint powers agency to purchase the obligations arising out of delinquent assessments or taxes on the secured roll.

History.—Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 1, Second Extraordinary Session, in effect May 15, 1995. Stats. 2006, Ch. 538 (SB 1852), in effect January 1, 2007, substituted "Code" for "ode" after "of the Government" in the first sentence of the first paragraph.

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4704. Entry on assessment roll of tax-defaulted property. In order to facilitate tax accounting in connection with the procedure authorized by this chapter each county which adopts the procedure shall enter tax-defaulted property on the rolls in the name of the assessee and extend taxes thereon in the name of the assessee. The amount so extended shall be used in the determination of the cost to redeem that property. If valuations of tax-defaulted property entered on the roll under the provisions of this section exceed 1 percent of the total, the valuations shall not be included by the county auditor in any statement of equalized assessed valuations which he or she may be required to make as the basis for the determination of a bond debt limitation.

History.—Added by Stats. 1949, p. 2387, in effect October 1, 1949. Stats. 1959, p. 2413, in effect September 18, 1959, inserted "If" before "valuations" and "exceed 1 percent of the total, such valuations" before "shall not" in last sentence. Stats. 1985, Ch. 316, in effect January 1, 1986, substituted "tax-defaulted" for "tax-deeded" after "enter", substituted "assessee" for "state" after "name of the", and substituted "in the name of the assessee" for "in the same manner as it would were the property subject to taxation" after "thereon" in the first sentence; deleted "against each such property shall be accounted for under this chapter as though it were a normal levy and" after "extended", and substituted "that" for "such" after "redeem" in the second sentence; and substituted "tax-defaulted" for "such tax-deeded" after "valuations of", substituted "the" for "such" after "total,", and added "or she" after "he" in the third sentence.

4705. Funds. (a) Upon completion of the tax roll as prescribed by Section 2152, the county auditor shall determine the total amount of taxes actually extended thereon for each fund for which a tax levy has been included. The amount so determined for each fund shall forthwith be apportioned to the credit of those funds on the accounts of the county auditor and county treasurer and the total thereof shall be entered on the apportioned tax resources accounts of both officers.

(b) Assessments entered on the secured tax roll shall be apportioned in the same manner if the board of supervisors has extended these procedures to assessments under Section 4702.5.

(c) Upon completion of the tax roll the auditor shall record the total amount due on the secured taxes receivable accounts.

(d) The board of supervisors shall provide which moneys in the county treasury, including but not limited to those credited to the tax losses reserve, shall be available to be drawn on to the extent of the amount of uncollected taxes credited to each fund for which a tax levy has been included, and those moneys may thereafter be drawn against in an amount not to exceed the amount of uncollected taxes credited to each fund for which a tax levy has been included in the same manner as if the amount credited had been collected. To the extent that moneys are so expended for a fund in advance of receipt of tax revenue therefor, the tax revenue may not be expended upon receipt. Moneys in the amount credited to the tax losses reserve, as well as tax revenues actually received for funds to the extent moneys have been expended therefor in advance of receipt, shall be available in the county treasury for payment for the same purposes and in the same amounts as the money advanced was available prior to being advanced; provided however, that if the moneys so advanced were derived from the proceeds of the sale of bonds, including notes, certificates of participation, or other instruments evidencing indebtedness, authorized pursuant to subdivision (e) or otherwise permitted by law, or the investment of those amounts, then tax revenues actually received, including delinquent penalties, shall be used for the repayment of the bonds or the replenishment of any reserve fund for these bonds, or both.

(e) Any county that has elected to adopt the procedure authorized by this chapter is hereby authorized, in addition to any other financing permitted by law, to fund the procedure by the issuance of bonds payable from any delinquent taxes, assessments, and delinquent penalties in accordance with Chapter 6.6 (commencing with Section 54773) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code. Once the procedure authorized by this chapter is adopted, the obligation of the county to fund the procedure is an obligation imposed by law.

History.—Added by Stats. 1949, p. 2387, in effect October 1, 1949. Stats. 1959, p. 2413, in effect September 18, 1959, reworded last sentence of first paragraph by inserting "apportioned tax resources accounts" and eliminating provision for a charge to tax resources account; inserted second and third paragraphs in place of a paragraph relating to crediting fund account and charging tax resources account. Stats. 1994, Ch. 293, in effect July 21, 1994, added subdivision letter designations "(a)", "(b)", "(c)", and "(d)"; added a comma after "by Section 2152" in the first sentence, and substituted "those" for "such" after "the credit of" in the second sentence of subdivision (a); substituted "those" for "such" after "included, and" in the first sentence of the new subdivision (d); added "; provided however, that. . . bonds, or both" to the third sentence of subdivision (d); and added subdivision (e).

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4706. Delinquency penalties and costs. Upon completion of the computation of delinquent penalties on unpaid first installments as prescribed by Section 2617 of this code the auditor shall record the additional amount due on the secured taxes receivable accounts. The auditor shall similarly record the accountability for delinquent penalties and costs computed and entered on unpaid second installments as prescribed by Section 2627 of this code.

History.—Added by Stats. 1949, p. 2388, in effect October 1, 1949. Stats. 1959, p. 2414, in effect September 18, 1959, substantially changed the description of recordkeeping assigned to the auditor and eliminated participation therein by the treasurer.

4707. Adjustment for changes in taxes or assessments. Should any tax or assessment which was apportioned at the time of levy be changed by correction, cancellation or refund authorized by Part 9 of Division 1 of this code, a pro rata adjustment for the amount of such change shall be made in each of the funds to which apportionment previously has been made. The total pro rata adjustment of amounts previously apportioned shall be entered on the apportioned tax resources accounts of the auditor and the treasurer. The total amount of the changes shall be entered on the secured taxes receivable accounts of the auditor.

History.—Added by Stats. 1949, p. 2388, in effect October 1, 1949. Stats. 1959, p. 2414, in effect September 18, 1959, combined treatment of taxes and assessments and deleted references to Section 4705 and other particular accounts.

4708. Credits and charges for collections deposited. Amounts received on the secured tax roll for the current year shall be distributed on the accounts of the auditor and treasurer as follows:

(a) Any amounts levied but not apportioned to funds in the manner authorized by this chapter shall be distributed to the funds for which levied as prescribed in Chapter 1a of this part.

(b) Any amounts which were apportioned to funds at the time of the levy in the manner authorized by this chapter shall be distributed to the apportioned tax resources accounts.

(c) Amounts collected as costs shall be distributed to the county general fund.

(d) Amounts collected as delinquent penalties shall be distributed to the tax losses reserve fund.

The auditor shall record the total secured tax roll collections on his secured taxes receivable accounts.

History.—Added by Stats. 1949, p. 2388, in effect October 1, 1949. Stats. 1959, p. 2415, in effect September 18, 1959, completely revised this section which provided for certain duties of auditor and treasurer based on tax collector's monthly settlement prescribed by Section 2616.

4709. Verification of totals and transfer of balances. Upon completion of the delinquent roll as prescribed by Section 2627, the auditor shall verify the total thereof against his or her accounts. The auditor shall similarly verify against his or her accounts the total of the list of tax-defaulted property furnished him or her after the declaration date by the tax collector as prescribed by Section 3442.

The auditor shall adjust the secured taxes receivable accounts for the total amount of any adjustments on the secured tax rolls for delinquent penalties and costs which are no longer receivable as of the sale date under Section 4102.

History.—Added by Stats. 1949, p. 2389, in effect October 1, 1949. Stats. 1959, p. 2415, in effect September 18, 1959, substituted "his accounts" in place of specified accounts in first sentence and substituted second paragraph in place of a provision for closing accrual record account. Stats. 1985, Ch. 316, effective January 1, 1986, substituted a comma for "of this code" after "2627", and added "or her" after "his" in the first sentence, and added "or her" after "his", substituted "tax-defaulted" for "tax-sold" after "list of", added "or her" after "him", and substituted "the declaration" for "sale" after "after" in the second sentence of the first paragraph; and deleted "of this code" after "4102" in the second paragraph.

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4710. Distribution of amounts received for redemption. After apportionment to the state of the amounts prescribed by Section 4656.5, amounts received for the redemption of tax-defaulted property shall be distributed as follows:

(a) Any amounts levied but not apportioned to funds at the time of levy in the manner authorized by this chapter and any redemption penalties collected on those amounts shall be distributed to funds as prescribed in Chapter 1c (commencing with Section 4656), except that assessments not apportioned previously shall be distributed to the funds for which levied.

(b) Any amounts which were apportioned to funds at the time of the levy in the manner authorized by this chapter shall be distributed to the apportioned tax resources accounts. The pro rata of redemption penalties or interest collected on any amounts levied but not apportioned to funds at the time of levy shall be distributed to the respective funds and the balance of redemption penalties or interest together with delinquency penalties shall be apportioned to the tax losses reserve fund.

(c) Amounts collected as costs shall be distributed to a restricted county fund to be allocated only for the following purposes:

(1) Updating and improving information with respect to delinquent taxes.

(2) Redemption systems.

(3) Monthly settlements with the auditor pursuant to Section 4108.

(4) The collection of taxes by the tax collector.

The total amount collected on the secured tax roll shall be entered on the secured taxes receivable accounts.

History.—Added by Stats. 1949, p. 2389, in effect October 1, 1949. Stats. 1955, p. 835, in effect September 7, 1955, substituted Section "4657.2" for "4653.1." Stats. 1959, p. 2415, in effect September 18, 1959, inserted "redemption" before "penalties," deleted "for which levied" between "funds" and "as prescribed" and added exception in subsection (a); inserted "apportioned" before "tax," deleted "of the respective years of levy" following "tax resources accounts," substituted "any amounts . . . time of levy" for "assessment" and "distributed" for "prorated," deleted "assessment" between "respective" and "funds," and deleted a sentence pertaining to transfer of assessment amounts included in the redemption amount, in subsection (b), and added the second paragraph. Stats. 1985, Ch. 316, effective January 1, 1986, deleted "of this code" after "4656.2," and substituted "tax-defaulted" for "tax-sold or tax-deeded" after "redemption of" in the first paragraph; and substituted "those" for "such" after "collected on", and substituted "commencing with Section 4656," for "of this part" after "Chapter 1c" in subdivision (a). Stats. 1992, Ch. 523, in effect January 1, 1993, substituted "4656.5" for "4656.2" after "Section" in the first sentence; substituted "a restricted" for "the" after "to", deleted "general" after "county", added "to be . . . purposes:" after "fund", and added paragraphs (1), (2), (3) and (4), to subdivision (c). Stats. 1995, Ch. 527, in effect January 1, 1996, deleted former subdivision (d) which provided, "amounts collected as redemption fees shall be distributed to the state."

4711. Apportionment of proceeds from sale of property. [Repealed by Stats. 1976, Ch. 113, p. 177, in effect January 1, 1977.]

4711. Apportionment of proceeds from sale of property. The proceeds of the sale of tax-defaulted property deposited in the delinquent tax sale trust fund shall be distributed as provided in Chapter 1.3 (commencing with Section 4671). However, the taxes and assessments which constitute the amounts required to redeem the tax-defaulted property shall, for the purposes of this chapter, be distributed as follows:

(a) The amount available for distribution shall be prorated on the basis of those taxes and assessments between apportioned levies and unapportioned levies.

(b) The pro rata share for unapportioned levies shall be prorated between the amount of tax levies and the amount of assessment levies. The pro rata share for unapportioned tax levies shall be distributed to funds on the basis prescribed in Chapter 1.3 (commencing with Section 4671). The pro rata share for unapportioned assessment levies shall be distributed to the assessment funds on the basis prescribed in subdivision (a) of Section 4710.

(c) The pro rata share for apportioned levies shall be distributed to the tax losses reserve fund.

The amount cancelled by the sale shall be entered on the secured taxes receivable accounts. Any cancelled amounts which were apportioned at the time of levy in the manner authorized by this chapter shall be entered on the apportioned tax resources accounts, and this cancellation shall be borne by the tax losses reserve fund.

History.—Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 113, p. 177, in effect January 1, 1977. Stats. 1985, Ch. 316, effective January 1, 1986, deleted "by the state" after "of the sale", and substituted "tax-defaulted" for "tax-deeded" after "of" in the first sentence, created the second sentence of the first paragraph by substituting ". However," for "the part; provided, however, that" after "4671)", and added "tax-defaulted" after "redeem the" and deleted "from the sale to the state" after "property" therein; substituted "those" for "such" after "basis of" in subsection (a); and deleted "of this part" after "4671)" in the second sentence of subsection (b).

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4711.5. Refunds from tax losses reserve fund. [Repealed by Stats. 1976, Ch. 113, p. 178, in effect January 1, 1977.]

4712. Distribution of rentals received from tax-deeded land.[Repealed by Stats. 1985, Ch. 316, effective January 1, 1986.]

4713. Liquidation of shares of funds in certain liens. In any county electing to follow the procedure authorized by this chapter the tax collector and auditor, or either of them, upon approval of the county treasurer, may determine by analysis of the abstract of delinquencies the amounts included therein by the original tax and assessment levies for each fund, and, on the basis of such determination, the treasurer and auditor may forthwith enter the total tax levy on the apportioned tax resources accounts and apportion to each fund for which taxes were levied 95 percent of the fund amounts so determined. The remaining 5 percent of the tax amounts shall be apportioned to the tax losses reserve fund. These apportionments shall constitute a full liquidation of the share of each fund in the liens for delinquent taxes appearing on the abstract list and any amounts thereafter received through redemption or sale of the property shall be apportioned in the manner prescribed by Sections 4708, 4710, and 4711 for years in which the procedure authorized by this chapter has been in effect.

History.—Added by Stats. 1949, p. 2390, in effect October 1, 1949. Stats. 1959, p. 2416, in effect September 18, 1959, reworded first and second sentences so as to refer to apportioning rather than crediting the accounts. Stats. 1974, Ch. 1101, p. 2346, in effect January 1, 1975, substituted "tax collector" for "redemption officer" in the first sentence. Stats. 1985, Ch. 316, effective January 1, 1986, substituted "these" for "such" before "apportionments", substituted "or" for a comma after "redemption", deleted "or rental" after "sale", added "and" after "4710", and deleted "and 4712" after "4711" in the third sentence.

4713.5. Apportionment of assessment levies. In any county electing under both Sections 4702 and 4702.5 to follow the procedures authorized by this chapter the tax collector and auditor, or either of them, upon the approval of the county treasurer may apportion assessment levies in the same mannerthat Section 4713 provides for tax levies except that each fund for which assessments were levied shall be apportioned 100 percent of the assessment levies so determined. Such apportionments shall constitute a full liquidation of the share of each fund in the liens for delinquent assessments appearing on the abstract list and any amounts thereafter received through redemption, sale or rental of the property shall be apportioned in the manner prescribed by Sections 4708, 4710, 4711 and 4712 for years in which the procedure authorized by this chapter has been in effect.

History.—Added by Stats. 1959, p. 2416, in effect September 18, 1959. Stats. 1974, Ch. 1101, p. 2347, in effect January 1, 1975, substituted "tax collector" for "redemption officer" in the first sentence.

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4714. Limitation on certain withdrawals from county treasury. Taxing agencies for which the county levies and collects taxes but for which the county treasury is not the legal depositary may be limited in their withdrawals from the county treasury to amounts proportionate with actual tax collections by the county within their taxing areas.

History.—Added by Stats. 1949, p. 2391, in effect October 1, 1949.

4715. Certain public districts. This chapter shall have no application to tax levies made by counties on behalf of public districts for which the county treasury is not the legal depositary unless agreed to by a resolution of the governing board of the public district and the board of supervisors of the county, adopted in accordance with Section 4702 for the fiscal year in which this procedure is to apply to that public district.

History.—Added by Stats. 1949, p. 2392, in effect October 1, 1949. Stats. 1993, Ch. 130, in effect July 19, 1993, substituted "the" for "such" after "board of", substituted "in accordance with Section 4702 for" for "not later than July 15th of" after "adopted", and substituted "that" for "such" after "apply to".

4716. Minimum distribution to funds. There shall, notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, be distributed to each fund not less than the amount which must under the Constitution be distributed thereto.

History.—Added by Stats. 1949, p. 2393, in effect October 1, 1949.

4717. Insufficient payment; notice. If a tax payment which is insufficient to cover the amount of taxes due and payable is received by the tax collector of a county that has elected to follow the procedure authorized by this chapter, the tax collector shall place the tax payment in a trust fund and immediately notify the taxpayer of the deficiency.

In the case of a deficiency in the payment of secured taxes, the taxpayer may pay the balance due until the date on which the property becomes tax defaulted by operation of law. If payment of the balance due is not received on or before that date, the insufficient payment shall be returned to the taxpayer, and shall become tax defaulted in the usual manner as provided in this code.

In the case of a deficiency in the payment of unsecured taxes, the taxpayer may pay the balance due within six months after the date of the insufficient payment. If payment of the balance due is not made within that time, the tax collector or other officer collecting unsecured taxes shall credit the amount of the insufficient payment on the unsecured roll.

If payment of the balance due is made within the time specified in this section, any delinquent penalty which attaches by operation of law shall be computed only upon the additional amount required to bring the payment to a nondelinquent status.

The county auditor shall make the necessary adjustments in the tax rolls and in the tax and penalty charges.

The tax collector may accept payments which are within ten dollars ($10) of the tax due as payment in full. The auditor or controller shall prescribe methods for accounting and adjusting their accounts in this matter.

The provisions of this section shall become effective in any county when authorized by resolution adopted by majority vote of the board of supervisors of the county.

History.—Added by Stats. 1963, p. 2608, in effect September 20, 1963. Stats. 1983, Ch. 407, in effect January 1, 1984, substituted "ten dollars ($10)" for "one dollar ($1)" after "within" in the sixth paragraph. Stats. 1985, Ch. 316, effective January 1, 1986, substituted "becomes tax defaulted" for "is sold to the state" after "property" in the first sentence, substituted "that" for "the sale" after "before" and substituted "shall become tax defaulted" for "sale to the state shall be made" after "taxpayer, and" in the second sentence of the second paragraph; substituted "that" for "such" after "within" in the second sentence of the third paragraph; and substituted "the" for "such" after "supervisors of" in the first sentence of the seventh paragraph.

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