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does adding my wife to my house title trigger any increase

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does adding my wife to my house title trigger any increase in property tax in california
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Arthur Rubin replied 8 years ago.
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The answer is "no". No transfer between husband and wife is considered a "sale" for the purpose of Proposition 13, and retitling as you specify is clearly such a transfer.

I'm in Orange County, California, myself, so have tried to keep up on the property tax rulings.
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