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Sample Social Media Messages

Assistance with 2020-21 Property Taxes                    

The State Controller’s Office’s (SCO) Property Tax Postponement (PTP) Program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to apply to defer payment of property taxes on their principal residence. The applicant must own the home, occupy it as their primary residence, and meet several other requirements.  

Applications may be filed with SCO beginning October 1. 

Here are simple ways you can help homeowners find out if they are eligible for assistance through the PTP Program:

  1. Tailor these sample messages for newsletters, emails, websites, Facebook, Twitter, and virtual events. SCO also has created free graphics you can use at www.ptp.sco.ca.gov.
    • Need assistance with your residential property taxes? The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program may be able to help. To learn more, visit www.ptp.sco.ca.gov or call (800) 952-5661.
       
    • Property tax deferment is available for some homeowners. Last year, California homeowners received more than $4 million in property tax assistance. Learn more at www.ptp.sco.ca.gov. Questions? Contact the State Controller's Office at (800) 952-5661 or postponement@sco.ca.gov.
       
    • Property tax deferment is available for some CA homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability. For details, visit www.ptp.sco.ca.gov or call (800) 952-5661.
       
    • Applications for the State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program are available now! To find out more, visit www.ptp.sco.ca.gov or call (800) 952-5661.
       
  2. Distribute flyers or mail inserts

    The State Controller’s team created an informational flyer in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Tagalog that you can photocopy and send with your newsletters or other correspondence. This flyer also is available in a smaller, two-sided version that fits in a standard letter envelope. Flyers can be downloaded and printed from www.ptp.sco.ca.gov.

Questions? Contact the State Controller’s team at (800) 952-5661 or postponement@sco.ca.gov.