Monday, October 8, 2018

BOMA Protects the Commercial Real Estate Industry - Proposition 13/Split Roll Property Tax

In August, proponents advocating for amending Proposition 13 and creating a split-roll property tax by ending the protections and certainty for commercial property, submitted signatures to place the initiative before voters on the November 2020 ballot.

Every commercial real estate organization - including BOMA California - has at some point over the last 30 years taken a position in opposition to split roll taxation – nothing in this measure changes that stance.

The measure itself is very clear in its actions:
  • Bring all commercial properties to a new assessed 2020 value that becomes the new base year for taxation.
  • Require that all commercial property be reassessed every three years thereafter.
  • Establishes an exemption for properties valued at less than $1 million – however this is a questionable exemption as the property is reassessed every three years eventually it will lose that exemption.
  • The measure removes all the tax protections provided by Proposition 13. 
  • Ends the treating of all property the same for taxation purposes for the first time in California’s history. 
BOMA California is taking a strong opposed position against any proposed split roll tax initiative. Studies have shown it will have a negative impact on values, put many small businesses and tenants out of business. It will cost jobs and impact negatively the overall economy of California.

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