Earlier, we explained that California real property reassessment exclusions can protect certain family members from paying greatly increased property taxes. Plus, we explained that the value of the transferred property counted toward the $1 million exclusion limit generally would be the taxable value on the assessment roll. So, sometimes it’s financially smart to transfer or sell real property and complete a Proposition 58 form. Keep in mind, the $1 million limit doesn’t even apply to the transferor’s principal residence. There’s no limit for principal residences.

$1 Million Dollar Exclusion

Here’s another thing to keep in mind. This $1 million exclusion for non principal residence actually applies for each transferor. So, even if one parent transferred $1 million of property, the other parent also gets to do the same. This actually makes for a combined exclusion of $2 million!

Filing Due Date

Current California law requires that the claim under Proposition 58 form be filed within three years from the date of the transfer of real property or before the transfer of the real property to a separate third party. Whichever of these two events happens earliest is the proper filing due date.

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