Governor Newsom signed an executive order suspending penalties and interest for late property tax payments all the way until May 6, 2021.
This relief, however, is not automatic. You actually must apply for relief through their county tax assessor, and only applies to people who pay their property tax directly to the county. If you use an impound account through your mortgage, you cannot take advantage of this option. You’re relief is already covered in the 2020 mortgage forbearance mandate.

Here’s where you can read the actual executive order .

Neither of these relief options will make your bills go away… they only defer them for a few months.

It will be interesting to see how all of this effects our tax returns this coming filing season.

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