Property Tax Assistance Programs

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Property Tax Assistance for Senior Citizens, Blind, or Disabled Persons

The State budget did not include funding for the Gonsalves-Deukmejian-Petris Senior Citizens Property Tax Assistance Law, which provides direct cash assistance.  The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) will not issue Homeowner and Renter Assistance (HRA) Program instruction booklets and will not accept HRA claims for the current claim year. For the most current information on the HRA program, go to ftb.ca.gov, and search for HRA.

Property Tax Postponement for Senior Citizens, Blind, or Disabled Persons

In September 2014, Assembly Bill AB 2231 Chapter 703, Statutes of 2014, reinstated a modified Property Tax Postponement (PTP) program.  The State Controller's Office (SCO) will begin accepting new PTP applications beginning October 1, 2016.

Go to the SCO website at sco.ca.gov/ardtax_prop_tax_postponement.html for more information.  If you have any questions, call 1-800-952-5661 or email postponement@sco.ca.gov.