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Tax Law

California Property Tax Update – A Tale of Three Counties

On April 3, the San Francisco Treasurer issued a statement extending the property tax deadline from April 10 to May 4. The authority for the extension stems from the County Board of Supervisors adopting a resolution to close its tax collector’s office until May 3. Taxpayers unable to pay San Francisco property taxes by May 4 for reasons related to COVID-19 can request waiver of penalties via an online form. San Mateo County similarly extended its property tax deadline until May 4.

The Treasurer and Tax Collector of Los Angeles, on the other hand, issued a statement informing taxpayers that the County has no authority to extend the April 10 deadline. Beginning on April 11, though, taxpayers unable to pay Los Angeles property taxes on time due to COVID-19 may submit an online request for penalty cancellation.