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Post Info TOPIC: Applicant may be responsible for paying possessory interest taxes.


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Applicant may be responsible for paying possessory interest taxes.


This was contained in a post for a workamp position in California.

Any idea what possessory means? Is that taxes for the exchange of labor for FHU (i.e. possessing a pad)?

Is this an ordinary practice in some/most States?

Are there deductions allowed there as it says, "may be responsible..."?

I guess I could inquire of them myself, just wondered if anyone had this sneak up on them before.



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Google is my friend - http://assessor.lacounty.gov/extranet/overview/possint.aspx.  I see a few examples where this could apply to a camper or workcamper, depending on who owns the land, etc.



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Didn't Thousand Trails end up paying fines because they weren't withholding appropriate taxes, etc. you can not volunteer for a for profit company, only governmental and non-profit organizations, otherwise it is taxable goods in lieu of wages.

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Well, this was a county government listing IIRC, so it looks like you are paying the share of property tax owed the State. AS IF...

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The link provided details the fee that the company pays for using the governmental entities property to generate income. Only way that would apply to a work camper would be if they were being classified as independent contractors and I really don't see that stretch.

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California is about the most creative state on finding a way to tax someone. The way I read it is they can't tax the county, but they can tax a person living on or using the county land by calling it possessory interest. If you don't like it, don't take the job.

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Bill, reminds me of a bumper sticker I once saw... "welcome to California, now go home".  If you're a visitor, seems they don't like you... and if you live there they are gonna make you pay for the "priviledge".nonono

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Found this, on Madera County California's website:

Who is responsible for paying the taxes?

All taxable PI's are assessed as the lien date, January 1, of each year. The person in possession of the property on the lien date is liable for the entire fiscal year's taxes. Unfortunately, no provision exists for the proration of the bill upon termination of the possessory interest.

If you get caught up in this goofy trap, the apparent solution is to vacate the property or end the agreement by Dec 31 to avoid being held liable. Problem solved.

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bjoyce wrote:

...If you don't like it, don't take the job.


 Exactly why I never moved Back to California after leaving in 1972.

But I suppose I shouldn't fret over another tax to help out there, it might make a huge dent in the upcoming fiscal crisis...

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I heard if one takes a temporary job in California; work camping included to be prepared to change your tags on your vehicles in the allotted time or you will be subjected to heavy fines. Some on other forums said; LEO's even come around the camp grounds to enforce the laws.
Has any one else heard this?

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