News Release
For Immediate Release
April 6, 2020
Contact: Jean Nakano

Counties Commit to Relief for Property Taxpayers With COVID-19 Related Hardship

Sacramento - Board of Equalization (BOE) Chairman Antonio Vazquez wants all California homeowners, small businesses and other property owners to know they may be eligible for a cancellation of penalties and other charges - on a case-by-case basis - if demonstrated economic hardship due to COVID-19 prevents them from paying their property taxes by April 10.

In a joint statement on April 4, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and the California Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors (CACTTC), organizations that represent the county tax collectors, pledged to provide economic relief for residents and small businesses facing hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is much-needed good news for many California property taxpayers, and I thank and commend CSAC and CACTTC for offering their help to those struggling to pay their property tax obligations,” Chairman Vazquez stated.

CSAC and CACTTC urge property owners that can afford to pay these taxes to continue to pay on time, as schools and local governments depend heavily on spring property tax payment revenue to continue funding much-needed services, including their crucial response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elected on November 6, 2018, Board Member Antonio Vazquez is the Third District Member of the California State Board of Equalization, representing more than 9.5 million residents in Los Angeles, a portion of San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. Vazquez previously served on the Santa Monica City Council for over 10 years, including holding the offices of Mayor Pro Tempore in 2015 and Mayor in 2016.

The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board that serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes.