The California Property Tax Postponement Program allows eligible homeowners to postpone payment of taxes on a primary residence. The deadline to apply for the state program is February 10, 2021.
The California Property Tax Postponement Program allows eligible homeowners to postpone payment of taxes on a primary residence if the taxpayer meets certain criteria. The deadline to apply for the state program is February 10, 2021.
The County Treasurer-Tax Collector's Property Tax Division can provide basic information and point taxpayers to information.
Property tax exemptions (for County residents) are managed through the Stanislaus County Assessor's Office. The exemption forms are located at: https://www.stancounty.com/assessor/Exemptions.shtm?id=exforms . Taxpayers should review the forms to see which, if any, apply to their situation. Taxpayers may contact the Assessor's office at (209) 525-6461, with questions about any of these forms.
Property Tax Postponement (PTP) is a State of California program managed through the State Controller's office. This program pays the property tax owed while the senior owner still resides in it and collects from the proceeds when the property is eventually sold.
To be eligible for PTP, the homeowner must:
- Be at least age 62, or blind, or have a disability
- Own and occupy the home as your primary place of residence
- Have a total household income of $45,000 or less
- Have at least 40 percent equity in the property
- Meet any other requirements
Repayment under the PTP Program becomes due when the homeowner:
- Moves or sells the property
- Transfers title
- Defaults on a senior lien
- Obtains a reverse mortgage
Taxpayers can find additional program information online at https://sco.ca.gov/ardtax_prop_tax_postponement.html or by contacting the State Controller's Office at (800) 952-5661.