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Property tax relief available for Alameda County residents

Penalty waiver of available from Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector

Alameda County taxpayers experiencing financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic can apply for property tax relief under the Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector's (TTC) COVID-19 financial relief effort.

The TTC office announced "plans to work with taxpayers on an individual basis to address hardships caused by the coronavirus and the shelter-in-place order" this week. Although this year's property tax delinquent date, April 10, remains in effect, a penalty cancellation request form specifically related to COVID-19 will be made available.

Taxpayers will need to submit the appeal form and sign a statement under penalty of perjury that they were unable to pay on time due to the pandemic from “reasonable cause and circumstances beyond the taxpayer’s control” under current state law. According to TTC, valid reasons for seeking penalty cancellation "which may change if state law changes, may include illness, recent effects from under- or unemployment, and business losses (including loss of rental income)."

Homeowners, small businesses and small landlords are among the eligible taxpayers; documentation specific to COVID-19 will be required. TTC said, "A special team in the TTC office will be set up to process these requests, and we will attempt to respond to all requests within 60 days."

The TTC asks those not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to pay by April 10. The TTC office remains open and operating, including receiving mail and answering phone calls. In-person payments are not currently accepted but may be made via online at https://acgov.org/propertytax/online.htm and by phone, including credit cards: 510-272-6800.

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Property tax relief available for Alameda County residents

Penalty waiver of available from Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Wed, Apr 1, 2020, 4:53 pm

Alameda County taxpayers experiencing financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic can apply for property tax relief under the Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector's (TTC) COVID-19 financial relief effort.

The TTC office announced "plans to work with taxpayers on an individual basis to address hardships caused by the coronavirus and the shelter-in-place order" this week. Although this year's property tax delinquent date, April 10, remains in effect, a penalty cancellation request form specifically related to COVID-19 will be made available.

Taxpayers will need to submit the appeal form and sign a statement under penalty of perjury that they were unable to pay on time due to the pandemic from “reasonable cause and circumstances beyond the taxpayer’s control” under current state law. According to TTC, valid reasons for seeking penalty cancellation "which may change if state law changes, may include illness, recent effects from under- or unemployment, and business losses (including loss of rental income)."

Homeowners, small businesses and small landlords are among the eligible taxpayers; documentation specific to COVID-19 will be required. TTC said, "A special team in the TTC office will be set up to process these requests, and we will attempt to respond to all requests within 60 days."

The TTC asks those not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to pay by April 10. The TTC office remains open and operating, including receiving mail and answering phone calls. In-person payments are not currently accepted but may be made via online at https://acgov.org/propertytax/online.htm and by phone, including credit cards: 510-272-6800.

For more information, email [email protected]

Comments

tim
Amador Estates
on Apr 2, 2020 at 10:26 am
tim, Amador Estates
on Apr 2, 2020 at 10:26 am

that's it, how generous! where is the county's financial sacrifice? ten percent cut on all taxes.


Mike
Pleasanton Village
on Apr 4, 2020 at 9:56 pm
Mike, Pleasanton Village
on Apr 4, 2020 at 9:56 pm

Reply to Tim: As long as we still live, we should pay full payment, and also should appreciate county to allow us live here, residents have to sacrifice no county, how generous!!


Cathy
Hacienda Gardens
on Apr 7, 2020 at 3:59 am
Cathy, Hacienda Gardens
on Apr 7, 2020 at 3:59 am

Government taking less money from our pockets? An aberration. Isn't the modus operandi of government to constantly look for more ways to suck more and more money from tax payers?


vicki wells
another community
on Apr 7, 2020 at 9:16 am
vicki wells, another community
on Apr 7, 2020 at 9:16 am

How dos this equate to 'relief'?

I live in Redwood Heights (which is not included on the neighborhood list.


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