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 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

The State Controller's Office (SCO) administers the Property Tax Postponement (PTP) program, which allows eligible homeowners to postpone payment of current-year property taxes on their primary residence.  PTP applications are accepted from October 1 to February 10 each year.

Go to the SCO website at http://www.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.