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California property tax help

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:34 pm
by hkinder38
in Los Angelse California where can I get property tax help and assistance? My assessment is just way too high, and the government I think is ripping me off. I do not want to lose my home. I love living in Califnornia but it is so expensive, and taxes so high.

Re: California property tax help

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:32 pm
by Duketheguy
What I've been told is the property values have gone way down but they still figure it at the old assessment. I was told to get my property re-assessed & it should be lowered. Good luck

Re: California property tax help

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:25 pm
by allisongeward
Duke, did this work for you? how difficult was it to get your home reassessed?

Re: California property tax help

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:18 pm
by Duketheguy
No I didn't because I was behind buy once I get everything cleared up I'm definitely going to do it. I hear it's very easy to do, you just go to your town hall & request for them to do so. They're obliged to do so & it is your right,so don't take no for an answer. What I'm told is town hall will be helpful & will re-asses your property. Good luck

Re: California property tax help

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:03 am
by shawrah
To whom it may concern:
I live in Los Angeles and I need help with my back taxes so I don't lose my house.....I lose my good job in 2013 and was work a part time job until I found this job. I don't want to lose my house so I need help because they are going to put my house in foreclose if I don't pay my taxes. I'm behind 3 years in back taxes...please tell me what I can do to not lose my house....please help me.

Re: California property tax help

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:37 pm
by Fritz Tylenda
Recently my home property taxes have increased which has caused my monthly mortgage bill to exceed over 50% of my monthly income. I am disabled and found it easier to have my property taxes, mortgage and insurance bundled into one payment to assure that I will not forget these important payments but most importantly to avoid becoming homeless. I am not a veteran but disabled from injuries caused from domestic violence from an estranged relationship that ended in 1994 however the violent abuse continued inside and outside my home often with active restraining orders for many years.
I am interested in participating in any available programs for disabled persons or low income homeowners for help with my property taxes. I have placed a call to a tax exempt program that I understand begins September 2016, however I am interested in any current programs effective to date. Please advise what programs are available and what the requirements are. Also please note that as I continue to become a survivor of domestic violence my mailing address is different than my home address, my mailing address is
Sacramento, CA 90745
I would appreciate any information provided on the help to exempt, substantially decrease or to pay for my home property taxes. My income is $1710/month. I thank and appreciate your time in the expedition of my request.

Re: California property tax help

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:31 pm
by Schaub
My San Bernardino County property taxes are in default, and the county has put my property on the auction block. They failed to notify me of the penalties of delinquent taxes until they gave me a certified letter telling me about the court order to auction off my property. I am unemployed and my wife is on SSI. To say this is an absolute emergency for me and my disabled wife.

Re: California property tax help

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:18 pm
by admin
While property tax help is rare, you can call around. First talk to the assessor. After that try a credit counseling agency in California.
But you should have known you were delinquent and owed fees. As you did not pay. So the next step in California is the court can auction it off. But try a counseling agency for advice.

Schaub wrote:My San Bernardino County property taxes are in default, and the county has put my property on the auction block. They failed to notify me of the penalties of delinquent taxes until they gave me a certified letter telling me about the court order to auction off my property. I am unemployed and my wife is on SSI. To say this is an absolute emergency for me and my disabled wife.