STATE-SPONSORED PROPERTY TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Property Tax Assistance for Senior Citizens or Blind or Disabled Persons
The state budget does not include funding for the Gonsalves-Deukmejian-Petris Senior Citizens Property Tax Assistance Law. Therefore, 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 or Blind or Disabled Persons
Chapter 4, Statutes of 2009, suspended the Senior Citizens’ Property Tax Deferral Program effective February 20, 2009. As a result of the program suspension, the State Controller no longer may accept applications for property tax postponement. For the most current information on the Property Tax Postponement program please visit the Controller’s website at sco.ca.gov. (public services) or call 800-952-5661.