As a companion to LAO's California Economy and Taxes blog series on property tax, these animations 1) walk through the basic steps of calculating a property owner’s 1 percent tax and 2) summarize the major steps county auditors take to distribute this money.
Follow the property tax blog series here: http://www.lao.ca.gov/LAOEconTax?tagId=75
State law directs how your county auditor distributes revenue from the 1 percent tax to:
For many reasons, the system of distributing these revenues has become very complex. This animation summarizes the major steps county auditors take to distribute this money.