Property Tax Assistance for Seniors and Disabled Persons
PROPERTY TAX ASSISTANCE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, BLIND OR DISABLED PERSONS
PER THE FRANCHISE TAX BOARD WEB SITE:
Important (updated 09/08/09): Funding to process and pay new, returned, or re-deposited HRA claims for any year has been exhausted. FTB is no longer processing or paying any new, returned, or re-deposited claims.
The state budget for the 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 fiscal years does not include funding for the Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program (HRA). Since there is no funding for this program, FTB cannot process and pay claims for these fiscal years.
You may obtain information regarding the Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program by contacting the Franchise Tax Board at (800) 338-0505, or from their website: www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/hra/index.html
PROPERTY TAX POSTPONEMENT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, BLIND OR DISABLED PERSONS
PER THE STATE CONTROLLER'S OFFICE:
On February 20, 2009, the Governor signed Senate Bill X3 8 (Chapter 4, Statutes of 2009), which suspended the Senior Citizens' Property Tax Deferral Program indefinitely. This legislation prohibits the filing of claims for Property Tax Postponement (PTP). As a result of the program suspension, the Controller no longer accepts claims for PTP.
We at SCO remain hopeful that the legislature will restore this valuable program at some point in the future. Our office will keep working toward that end, recognizing that the assistance helps many vulnerable senior, blind, or disabled citizens stay in their homes.
For more information, please call us at (800) 952-5661 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information regarding tax postponement only , call the State Controller's Office at (800) 952-5661, or from their website: http://www.sco.ca.gov/ardtax_prop_tax_postponement.html