We have had the joy of receiving two property tax bills this year. One in the amount of about $7,000, which is the one we expected for the property. We purchased a new house from a builder in May 2015.
We also received a Supplemental bill for about $10,000, for the following reason:
This supplemental assessment is in compliance with article 13A of the California constitution. It reflects the increase in your property taxes due to change in ownership occurring 5/28/15.
I tried calling the collection office to get an explanation of this, but that was like talking to a brick wall. Google wasn't much help either. Can anyone explain what this is? Why are we being asked to pay this additional $10,000? Is this going to happen every year? Why the additional $10,000 for "change in ownership"? We bought a house in 2004 and I do not remember this particular form of robbery.