May 7 is business personal property tax filing deadline

 

Last updated 4/30/2020 at 5:22am



SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. is reminding all business, aircraft and vessel owners that Thursday, May 7, is the State of California mandated deadline for filing unsecured business personal property statements.

Filings must be postmarked on or before May 7 to avoid a 10% late filing penalty. The unsecured property tax bills are issued based on the statements filed by May 7 and have to be paid before Aug. 31, 2020.

Assessor Dronenburg said, “During these difficult times my office is working proactively to help taxpayers avoid any penalties by filing their forms timely.” Dronenburg continued, “I requested the Governor to delay the State of California mandated May 7 business personal property tax filing deadline, but that relief has not been granted.” Dronenburg concluded, “While my office over the counter services are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain open and committed to providing taxpayers excellent customer service online, over the phone and through email to ensure everyone has the tools they need to avoid penalties by filing their business, aircraft and vessel statements before the state-mandated May 7 filing deadline.”


In January, the County Assessor Business Personal Property Division mailed approximately 64,000 statements and notices to business, aircraft and vessel owners, with 51,000 business accounts deemed eligible to file electronically. Eligible business owners are strongly encouraged to e-file their statements online by May 7 through the county assessor's simple, accurate and secure e-file system.

Eligible taxpayers, who did not already receive a Pin Number, can secure their Pin Number to e-file by calling (858-)505-6100 or via email at [email protected]

Taxpayers that received a request to file from the Assessor’s office or that own Business Personal Property (examples include: office equipment, machinery, computers) whose aggregate cost is over $100,000 must file a statement annually.

Anyone receiving a request to file who was not the owner as of Jan. 1, 2020, should return the statement with supporting information before the deadline so the assessor's office can update records to avoid future assessment notices.

Visit http://www.sdarcc.com for more information or contact the Business Personal Property Division directly at 858-505-6100 or by email, [email protected]

 

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