Los Angeles County has just wrapped up an initiative to make homeowners more aware of a property tax breaks that go unclaimed each year. The figures are stunning. For example, some 435,000 families across the county could trim their tax bills by $70 a year by claiming the Homeowner’s Exemption. The largest number of unclaimed exemptions fall within the City of L.A. There are also property tax breaks for veterans, senior citizens and disabled homeowners. For eligibility details, claim forms and other information, visit: assessor.lacounty.gov/exclusions-tax-relief, or call 213-974-3211.
Ramona Sierra (left) and Suzanna Bermudez when they aappeared at a City Planning hearing in May of 2019 to ask to be able to stay in their homes | Photo by Bill Hendrickson