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How many years does the county of Contra Costa have to

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How many years does the county of Contra Costa have to collect personal property tax on a boat. They tell me it is 30 years. This is in California
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.

The main question is - WHEN the property tax in dispute were assessed?

See page 4 in following official publication

Statute of Limitations
Sections 51.5 and 532 establish Statutes of Limitations on the assessor, which affect the assessability of property. Although a property itself is not exempt, an assessment must be made timely to be valid. Unless the assessee intentionally evades taxation, as discussed in sections 502, 503, and subdivision (c) of 51.5, an assessment must normally be made within four years of the assessment period in which the property escaped assessment or was underassessed

Please be aware that under some circumstances the statute of limitation might be longer or might be not applied.

In your situation - most likely the statute of limitation is eight year statute of limitations assuming 25% penalty applies.

Then - we need to look into the statute of limitation on collection.

See here

But the main question is when the taxes were assessed.

Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.

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