(a) Any owner of eligible property who files on or before April 10, 1986, a claim for reassessment pursuant to the provisions of Section 170 based upon flood or storm damage occurring in February 1986 and amounting to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more under procedures set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 170, may apply to the county assessor to defer payment of the second installment of property taxes on the regular secured roll for the 1985-86 fiscal year with respect to that property which are due no later than April 10, 1986. If a timely claim is filed, the payment shall be deferred without penalty or interest until the assessor has reassessed the property and a corrected bill prepared pursuant to the provisions of Section 170 has been issued to the property owner. Taxes deferred pursuant to this section are due 30 days after the date the corrected tax bill is issued and if unpaid thereafter are delinquent as provided in Section 2610.5 and shall be subject to the penalty provided by law.

(b) If, following reassessment pursuant to subdivision (a), the assessor determines that an owner who applied and was granted a deferral of property taxes did not file a claim in good faith, the owner shall be assessed a delinquency penalty for the nonpayment of the deferred taxes.

Terms Used In California Revenue and Taxation Code 185

  • County: includes city and county. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 15
  • Eligible property: means real property and any manufactured home which has received the homeowners' exemption or is eligible for the homeowners' exemption as of March 1, 1986, and which is located in an eligible county. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 181
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.

(c) The provisions of this section do not apply to property taxes paid through impound accounts.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1110, Sec. 4. Effective September 24, 1986.)