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All tangible property is subject to taxation in California unless there is an exemption as codified in the Revenue and Taxation Code.

Many times taxpayers assume that property may not be subject to reassessment and are incorrect. Most exclusions from reassessment do not happen by themselves. You must apply for the exclusion, such as the Parent Child Exclusion, and present evidence before they are granted. Failure to do so will result in a reassessment and then generally you must file an appeal.

ACS is knowledgeable in exemptions and exclusions. We have identified scores of properties where owners have been reassessed needlessly. Losing a favorable Proposition 13 value should not be taken lightly. Professional property tax planning should be done before transferring title.


Our firm has represented thousands of taxpayers ranging in size from multi-billion dollar corporations to private individuals. As a result of our expertise and broad range of experience, we have obtained millions of dollars in refunds and tax savings for our clients. Assessment Counselling Services represents a diverse cross section of the business community throughout the state of California.