Victims of the California Wildfires Must File with County for Property Tax Relief; May Qualify for State and Federal Tax Relief

California counties will not automatically reassess homes due to the recent fires, because the law requires that the counties first receive an application from the homeowner.  Those who lost property will need to file the appropriate county casualty abatement form for the 2016-2017 year.

Many property tax bills for the 2016-2017 were just mailed out over the past week by various counties. People will need to be proactive about reaching out to the county if they currently have no home at which to receive their mail.

Here is the link to the County of Sonoma, which has a link to the Calamity Damage Reassessment form on the front page: http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CRA/Assessor/

Following the President and FEMA's declaration that a major disaster exists in the State of California, the IRS announced that California residents of many counties will receive tax relief.

Deadlines for many taxpayers who had a valid extension on their 2016 and other tax returns due in October, will be extended to January 2018.  The announcement included a reminder to taxpayers about how to properly claim casualty losses.

If you were affected by the recent California wildfires, click here to learn more about federal tax relief that may be available to you: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-relief-for-victims-of-wildfires-in-california

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact the Law Office of Williams & Associates

For more information about our tax law services, or to discuss your tax matter, call our Sacramento office at (916) 488-8501 or toll free at (800) 684-7147. You may also send us an inquiry via email.

Contact the Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location:

3600 American River Drive, Suite 135
Sacramento, CA 95864

Toll Free: 800-684-7147
Phone: 916-488-8501
Fax: 916-488-8196
Sacramento Law Office Map