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By Jon Coupal – November 5, 2019

We thought you might like to know that the State of California has a Property Tax Postponement (PTP) program, and the application period is now open to qualifying taxpayers through Feb. 10, 2020.

This completely optional loan program is available through the State Controller’s Office. It allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes on their principal residence if they meet certain criteria including 40 percent equity in the home and an annual household income of $35,500 or less. The annual interest rate for postponed property taxes is 7 percent. Manufactured homes are also eligible for property tax postponement, effective with the 2019-20 tax year.

A recent law, AB 133, will lower the program interest rate to 5 percent and increase the eligible income limit to $45,000, effective July 1, 2020.

Funding for the program is limited, so it’s best to apply soon if you’re interested in this optional loan program. For more information, visit the State Controller’s website at, call (800) 952-5661, or email

Jon Coupal is President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayer’s Association

One thought on “Are you interested in applying for the Property Tax Postponement loan program?”
  1. Can’t believe the State of California is actually doing something GOOD for our elderly Taxpayers! Pass this around to people you know that need this it’s only going to be available for a short period of time …read the Article Once again Thankyou Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and especially Jon Coupal for letting us know about it!!!

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