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Tulare County - California

Office of the Assessor/Clerk-Recorder

E- Filing

E-file Your Business Property Statement

Small business filers can e-file Business Property Statements on-line, quickly and easily, using the e-SDR system. The e-SDR system is a component of the SDR network that was launched in 2005 for large business filers. The benefits and convenience of electronic filing are now available to businesses of all sizes. 

Small Business Filers:

If your business has one or just a few locations, you are encouraged to use e-SDR to e-file Forms such as:

  • 571-L
  • 571-R
  • 571-A 

Each of these statements is completed independently merely by answering questions and filling in the blanks. The system does all the calculations for you. If you are interrupted before finishing, you can save the statement and come back to complete it later. After submitting your statement(s), you will receive a confirmation number with a time and date stamp validating your submittal. Next year, you will only need to enter changes since the system saves your information from year to year. 

Large Business Filers:

If your business has multiple locations in one or more counties, you are encouraged to use the SDR network to submit statements (data files), all in one upload. Programming or special software is required to create SDR data files in the approved XML schema. SDR users are required to register on-line at www.calbpsfile.org. To request a copy of the XML schema, print and submit a Schema
Request Form from the links menu on the www.calbpsfile.org homepage. 

Access to your SDR/ e-SDR statement(s) is protected by the personal Account Number and Business Identification Number (BIN) assigned to each user. To protect confidential information statements are encrypted and transmitted on a secured site to protect confidential information

Start Filing e-SDR

 Go on-line to www.calbpsfile.org and click on the e-SDR button on the left. Enter your Account Number (which is your parcel number) and Business ID Number (BIN), printed on the top/right side of your statement directly under the parcel number. If you have moved or have a name change prior to January 1, please call our office at (559) 636-5100 and we will have your information updated and re-issue you an account number and BIN number. 

Important Dates for Business Property 
  • April 1 Business Property Statements Due
  • May 7 Last day to file before a 10% penalty is applied to late statements 
  • June 8 E-filing system closes

These mandated filing deadlines are found in Revenue and Taxation code sections 441(b) and 463. These dates apply to hard copies and electronic filings. Please avoid a late filing date; California law does not allow a filing extension.

If a date falls on a weekend or holiday, the filing deadline is the next regular business day.