Monterey County Assessor
168 West Alisal St.
Salinas, CA 93901
What Business Property is Taxable?
The Real Property Division of the Assessorís Office assesses the land and real property structures to the land owner. The Business/Personal Property Division assesses the remaining taxable business property (above) to the owner of the business.
The Business Property
Specific instructions are provided with the property statement. The Assessor requests general information regarding the business ownership, type of business, business location, and mailing address, etc. In addition, the owner is required to report business property by acquisition cost, year acquired, and category.
Please contact the Assessor's office if you have not received your property statement by the end of January or if you would like to file electronically. The following link can be used to electronically file your property statement after you have been assigned your Business Identification Number (BIN) by the Assessor:
Electronic Filing of Business Property Statements **E-Filing will be available for 2013 by mid January. This link is active for your use.
Beginning in 2010, E-Filing has been available for most, but not all, businesses. If available, property statements include necessary information to E-File on the form. If you chose to E-file then the printed statement does not need to be returned.
In addition to the Business Property Statement, some businesses will file additional forms:
Most business property
is assessed by the Cost Approach. The Replacement Cost New (RCN) is
determined by indexing the historical cost, and then an allowance for
depreciation is applied.
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