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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2021     Views: 394

Where can I find information about California's Proposition 19?

California’s Proposition 19, passed in 2020, changes the tax rules for property transfers between parents and children, homeowners 55 years and older moving to certain new homes, among other changes. Where can you find information on how this proposition might affect you? 

 

The California State Board of Equalization has an informative webpage on Proposition 19 (2020). The website includes Comparison Charts, Guidance Issued (Letters to Assessors and Chief Counsel Memos), Frequently Asked Questions, and Additional Resources, such as a fact sheet and introductory presentation.

 

The Alameda County Assessor’s Office’s Proposition 19 Information webpage has charts, a series of FAQ questions and answers, and other information, including a recorded Prop 19 video presentation from December 22nd, 2020.

 

The San Francisco Assessor’s Office has created a webpage About Proposition 19 (2020) with information including videos and a details on a series of free Digital Family Wealth Forums. 

 

According to the Alameda County Assessor’s Office, there still unanswered questions about the implementation and administration of Proposition 19, so these sites may continue to be updated with relevant information.

Alameda County has a Lawyers in the Library - Property Transfer Clinic through which Alameda County homeowners can sign up for a free 20-30 minute one-on-one phone appointment with a lawyer regarding topics such as: 

 

  • Alameda County assessment process
  • Holding title to property and its tax consequence
  • Transferring property to family members
  • Transferring property to a revocable trust
  • What happens to property after a death of a loved one
  • Common exclusions from reassessment
  • Matters pertaining to Proposition 19. For an explanation of Proposition 19, please see https://www.acassessor.org/proposition-19/

 

"Appointments run for 15 minutes for the Lawyer in the Library program and 20-30 minutes for the Property Transfer Clinic. Due to limited availability, we can only make one appointment per month per person or family."