The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion Tuesday to cancel property tax penalties, interests, costs and fees for property owners that have been negatively affected by the eviction moratorium passed by the Board as part of its COVID-19 relief efforts.
The support for property owners is in response to the Board’s recent decision to extend eviction protection for non-payment by lower-income tenants until June 2023.
“I’ve heard repeatedly from many property owners the devastating financial toll the pandemic has taken on them,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who co-authored the motion. “Some are elderly individuals who depend on their rental income to make ends meet. We can’t in good conscience balance COVID-19 relief on the backs of property owners. The county needed to put some skin in the game, and this motion was about delivering on the promise to share in the financial burden.”
“The eviction moratorium has prevented people from losing their housing, but our landlords have borne the brunt of this burden,” stated Supervisor Janice Hahn, the motion’s other co-author. “While it is not within our authority to waive people’s property taxes, we can waive their late fees.”
As a next step, the county’s Department of Consumer and Business Affairs will reach out to all property owners and share information about how to request cancellation of penalties, interests, costs and fees for late payments. DCBA is also administering the LA County Mortgage Relief Program, another resource that provides financial assistance to eligible property owners. More information about that program can be found at dcba.lacounty.gov.
[Information via news release from the office of Supervisor Kathryn Barger.]
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7 comments for "LA County Supervisors offer tax relief for property owners"
MOKHLESUR RAHMAN AND SALINA PARVIN says
Good day to you all.
I was exempted 315.47 late fee which my bank had paid on my behalf before the exemption. In order for reimbursement I sent several email messages to the county but having not a single respond yet. Therefore, I have changed the course of communication to phone call. I have been keep calling but simply cuts off. How can I reach them and get my money back please? Please advise. Thanks.
Tim Scott says
Watching property owners whining after decades of “gotta increase home values” being the biggest factor in every political decision is absolutely delicious.
I want my renters to make the payments while I use the interest to offset my income tax.
I want to write off depreciation, while taking out home equity loans because the property value is screaming up.
I get to raise the rent when the property value goes up even though that doesn’t change what I actually paid for the property, but when the property value goes down it’s the economy’s fault and I want reimbursement from the tax payers…and PS hell no I’m not lowering the rent.
If I sound unsympathetic…good call.
Lol, how about cancelling the actual tax owed since you cancelled the actual rent that was owed??? This a garbage ️.
I would like a ”Refund” on my Property Taxes when the ”Teachers wouldn’t go back to Work” which is what I pay for, even though I don’t have any children in school anymore. There should be some ”consideration” to Property Owner’s who have NOT received their rental income, due the the exemptions given to Renters. There could have been ”partial rent payments” by their Renters, however some took advantage of the situation, sadly. The ”Bank” doesn’t care what happens to you during the month, as long as they get their payment when it’s DUE. Was any consideration given to Seniors, now that INFLATION has DOUBLED in 40 yrs?
Seniors. I remember back during Reagna’s years when mortgage rates were over 10% and seniors were doing well with their savings interest up until the S&L crises.
Their selfishness was hurtibg younger generation home buyers.
They are all likely dead and gone but I detect that same selfishness in you, MagnetLady.
Did you vote for Trump?
Do you vote republican while collecting SS and Medicare courtesy of Democrats?
It's mine says
I don’t care what you say about the democrat’s or republicans but if I am receiving SS and Medicare it’s not courtesy of any political party it’s because I paid in to SS and Medicare for more than 40 years of hard work and I am just getting my money back.
Tim Scott says
Clearly you never understood the social security system.