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(California) Revenue & Tax Code §23701t. Homeowner Association Income Taxes.

(a) A homeowners' association organized and operated to provide for the acquisition, construction, management, maintenance, and care of residential association property if all of the following apply:
(1) Sixty percent or more of the gross income of the organization for the taxable year consists solely of amounts received as membership dues, fees, and assessments from either of the following:
(A) Tenant-stockholders or owners of residential units, residences, or lots.

(B) Owners of timeshare rights to use, or timeshare ownership interests in, association property in the case of a timeshare association.
(2) Ninety percent or more of the expenditures of the organization for the taxable year are expenditures for the acquisition, construction, management, maintenance, and care of association property and, in the case of a timeshare association, for activities provided to or on behalf of members of the association.

(3) No part of the net earnings inures (other than by providing management, maintenance, and care of association property or by a rebate of excess membership dues, fees, or assessments) to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

(4) Amounts received as membership dues, fees, and assessments not expended for association purposes during the taxable year are transferred to and held in trust to provide for the management, maintenance, and care of association property and common areas.
(b) The term "association property" means:
(1) Property held by the organization. 

(2) Property held in common by the members of the organization. 

(3) Property within the organization privately held by the members of the organization. In the case of a timeshare association, "association property" includes property in which the timeshare association, or members of the association, have rights arising out of recorded easements, covenants, or other recorded instruments to use property related to the timeshare project.
(c) A homeowners' association shall be subject to tax under this part with respect to its "homeowners' association taxable income," and that income shall be subject to tax as provided by Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 23501) of this part.
(1) For purposes of this section, the term "homeowners' association taxable income" of any organization for any taxable year means an amount equal to the excess over one hundred dollars ($100) (if any) of--(A) The gross income for the taxable year (excluding any exempt function income), over (B) The deductions allowed by this part which are directly connected with the production of the gross income (excluding exempt function income).

(2) For purposes of this section, the term "exempt function income" means any amount received as membership fees, dues, and assessments from tenant-shareholders or owners of residential units, residences, or lots, or owners of timeshare rights to use, or timeshare ownership interests in, association property in the case of a timeshare association. 
(d) The term "homeowners' association" includes a condominium management association, a residential real estate management association, a timeshare association, and a cooperative housing corporation.

(e) "Cooperative housing corporation" includes, but is not limited to, a limited-equity housing cooperative, as defined in Section 33007.5 of the Health and Safety Code, organized either as a nonprofit public benefit corporation pursuant to Part 2 (commencing with Section 5110) of Division 2 of Title 1 of the Corporations Code, or a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation pursuant to Part 3 (commencing with Section 7110) of Division 2 of Title 1 of the Corporations Code

(f) The term "timeshare association" means any organization (other than a condominium management association) organized and operated to provide for the acquisition, construction, management, maintenance, and care of association property if any member thereof holds a timeshare right to use, or a timeshare ownership interest in, real property constituting association property.

(g) The amendments made to this section by the act adding this subdivision shall apply to taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 1998.

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