In the administration of this ordinance the recorder shall interpret its provisions consistently with those Documentary Stamp Tax Regulations adopted by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States Treasury Department which relate to the Tax on Conveyances and are identified as Sections 47.4361-1, 47.4361-2 and 47.4362-1 of Part 47 of Title 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as the same existed on November 8, 1967, except that for the purposes of this ordinance, the determination of what constitutes “realty” shall be determined by the definition or scope of that term under state law. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, “realty sold” includes any acquisition or transfer of ownership interests in a legal entity that would be a change of ownership of the entity’s real property under California Revenue & Taxation Code § 64.
(Ord. 315-67, App. 12/12/67; amended by Ord. 377-84, App. 8/31/84; Proposition N, 4, 11/4/2008)