Pressure Mounts for Property Tax Relief

From many corners, California politicians and tax officials are under increasing pressure to extend the current April 10 deadline for paying property tax bills.

The request is not unreasonable and there are many ways that government can assist homeowners who are under threat of hefty penalties or tax foreclosures.

To date, our political leaders have been responsive to those suffering from the economic shock due to the COVID-19 virus. Many California localities have passed emergency laws against evictions and the state, via Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive authority, has ramped up special protections for small businesses and extended the tax filing deadlines for income taxes. These actions are justified.

But homeowners are hurting, too, because of the pending due date for the second installment of property taxes.

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, California’s leading protector of homeowners, has received numerous inquiries in the last three weeks of this crisis. One example was an email from Karen D. who told us that she is “a single mother who normally works 2 jobs to stay afloat. Both my jobs have been cut during the crisis. I have applied for Medicaid with no response in 2 weeks. Also property taxes remain due on April 10 with no extension. Since I pay my property taxes separately from my mortgage that means I need to still pay my mortgage and my property taxes with no income … the help is not out there for us.”

Media outlets are beginning to understand the severity of the looming threat that the April 10th deadline presents to homeowners.

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Comments

  1. Democrates will NEVER DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THE LEGAL CITIZENS. In Jan 2020 Illegals are now eligible for FREE HEALTHCARE, all bight and paid for by LEGAL CITIZENS…That is fucked up. These Socialist NAZI democraps want open borders so they can make all of the United States a “Third World Country” These Democraps need to go in November, WHO IS WITH ME???? Vote these SCUM BAGS OUT OF OFFICE IN November.. Mike Levin is part OF THESE NAZI DEMWITS and VOTED to give Illegals FREE HEALTHCARE…DUMB ASS

  2. Mel, I have been saying that for 20 years and have NEVER voted for a liberal a$$hole!

  3. James Fenkner says

    During a public health emergency, local governments should be protecting ALL citizens, those who rent AND those who own. Given that the Covid-19 Emergency is serious enough to delay rental payments, then it is also serious enough to delay property tax payments. http://chng.it/HnVZWcH2

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