Legislature Considers Tax on Homeowners

This post was published 5 years ago. Please, read this page keeping in mind that this home may have sold by now. You can always check current status by calling or texting (530) 356 4500 The Address Realty DRE # 01710206

California Homes and Jobs Act of 2013.
The state legislature has been considering a tax that would be imposed on homeowners who need to record certain documents with their counties This $75 per document tax will be imposed on a variety of documents, which will include, for example, documents related to refinancing properties, taking properties in and out of trusts, making lot line adjustments, obtaining constructions loans and upon the death of a spouse. The tax also applies to foreclosures (the owner would be responsible, not the lender) and filing mechanics liens. For instance, it’s not untypical in a refinance, for six documents to be subject to the new tax, resulting in a tax total of $552. If a spouse dies, up to five documents need to be recorded, creating a total tax of $440 including existing recording fees.

SB 391 is in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is opposing this bill.

The purpose of the tax is provide a revenue stream to a fund earmarked specifically for Affordable Housing. More about this bill here:


What do you think of this idea? Don’t bother telling me. Tell your elected representative:

Assemblyman Brian Dahle

(916) 319 2001

State Senator Ted Gaines


Register to Vote

Recently moved? Don’t forget to re-register to vote. Those elected to federal, state and local office make decisions that affect you every day, from the taxes you pay to the quality of your schools. Many races are decided by just a handful of votes so it’s essential that all those eligible to vote do so. California’s primary election is June 3, 2014 and the deadline to register to vote is May 19. You can register to vote here: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm

Cluster style homes in Redding off Shasta View

Cluster style homes in Redding off Shasta View

Short URL:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *