REVENUE AND TAXATION
EXEMPTIONS FROM TAXATION
63-602Y. Property exempt from taxation -- Effect of change of status. (1) If any property, real or personal, which is exempted from taxation on the first day of January shall thereafter have a changed status during the year, either by change in ownership or otherwise, in a manner that if the changed status had existed on the first day of January the property would have been taxable at that time, then the property shall be assessed in the following manner: If the status changed before the first day of April, then for its full market value for assessment purposes; if on the first day of April and before the first day of July, then for three-fourths (3/4) of its full market value for assessment purposes; if on the first day of July and before the first day of October, then for one-half (1/2) of its full market value for assessment purposes; and if the status changed on or after the first day of October, then for one-fourth (1/4) of its full market value for assessment purposes. However, if the changed status results from the leasing or rental of property normally constituting business inventory, the same shall be subject to property tax only for the period it is so leased or rented and upon its return to business inventory shall again be exempt. Each owner of such property shall, on the first Monday of November of each year, file with the assessor for the home county of the owner with a copy for every other county involved, a statement listing and sufficiently identifying such property, the counties where it was situated and the periods of the preceding twelve (12) calendar months during which the property was leased or rented within each county.
(2) At the time of filing such statement with the assessor of his home county, the owner of such leased or rented property shall provide such assessor with a copy for every other county involved.
(3) The assessor of such home county shall ascertain the portion of said preceding twelve (12) calendar months during which such property was leased or rented in the home county and shall enter such property upon the subsequent or missed property roll and the tax collector of the home county shall compute and collect the property tax thereon. The assessor shall indorse the full market value for assessment purposes of each item of such property upon copies of the statement and the owner of the property shall, within five (5) days, furnish an indorsed copy of the owner's statement to the assessor of each county of the state wherein such property was located during the lease or rental period, and each such other county assessor shall likewise assess and the tax collector shall collect the property taxes due for the portion of the preceding twelve (12) calendar months the leased or rented property was situate in their county.
(4) The property taxes due thereon shall be a first and prior lien upon such property and all real and personal property of the owner thereof within the state until all property taxes due have been paid.