SACRAMENTO—On September 4, 2018, State
Controller Betty T. Yee announced that applications for property tax
deferment for the 2018-19 tax year are now available.
Property Tax Postponement (PTP) Program, administered by Controller Yee, allows
homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability and who meet
income, equity, and other requirements to postpone payment of property taxes on
their primary residence.
Program returned in 2016 after being suspended by the legislature for seven
years due to lack of funding in the wake of the Great Recession. In the
2017-2018 tax year, California homeowners were able to postpone close to $2.9
million in residential property taxes.
PTP is limited, and applications will be processed in the order they are
received beginning October 1. Participants must reapply each year and
demonstrate they continue to meet eligibility requirements. A lien will
be placed on the property until the account is paid in full.
and additional program details can be found online or by
calling (800) 952-5661.