Are there special programs available for Senior Citizens?
The property tax reimbursement or postponement programs once available to senior citizens and to persons who are blind, disabled, or who have difficulty paying property taxes have been eliminated.

Property Tax Reimbursement

The Franchise Tax Board's Homeowner Assistance program provided property tax relief to persons who were blind, disabled, or at least 62 years old, and met certain minimum annual income thresholds. However, the state budget deleted funding for this Program that once provided cash reimbursement of a portion of the property taxes that you paid on your home. For more information, call the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711.

Property Tax Postponement

The State Controller's Property Tax Postponement program allowed persons who are blind, disabled, or at least 62 years old, and meet certain minimum annual income thresholds to postpone their property taxes. However, the state budget eliminated the Property Tax Postponement Program. For more information, call the State Controller's Office at 1-800-952-5661 or 916-327-5587.

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1. My property value was reduced under Proposition 8. Now the Assessment has increased. Why?
2. What is a Supplemental Assessment?
3. What about NEW CONSTRUCTION reappraisals?
4. Is property assessed at the price paid?
5. Are there special programs available for Senior Citizens?
6. Is there a Builder's Exclusion?
7. I am over 55 and wish to move to a smaller home. Will my taxes go up?
8. What is the Williamson Act (Ag Preserve)?
9. When is Real Estate reappraised?
10. If I have an addition to my home, will you reappraise the entire property?
11. If I do the work myself, will I only be assessed on the cost of the materials?
12. Are mobile homes subject to property taxes?
13. When can I appeal my assessed value?
14. What and when is a lien date?
15. Why are my neighbor's and my tax bills different when the houses are the same?
16. What happens if I don't pay these taxes?
17. How do you calculate taxes?