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The Gonsalves-Deukmejian-Petris Senior Citizens Property Tax assistance Law provides direct cash assistance based on part of the property taxes paid on the homes of qualified individuals with total household incomes under a threshold determined by the State who are either: (1) 62 and older, (2) blind, or (3) disabled; and (4) a U.S. citizen or eligible alien. The filing period to apply runs from July 1 through October 15 annually. Qualified individuals must file a claim form each year in order to receive assistance. Filing for property tax assistance will not reduce the amount of property taxes owed to the County Tax Collector. Forms and Information: You can obtain claim forms or information regarding the Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program by contacting the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-868-4171, or from their Website: www.ftb.ca.gov for the Hearing Impaired, call 1-800-822-6268.
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