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Refunds/Tax Sales/Tax Liens
bullet What should I do if I'm expecting a refund?
  Several actions by the Auditor-Controller, Assessor, Assessment Appeals Board and Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office may result in refunds.

  • Approved Exemptions or Assessed Value Changes: If the Assessor’s Office grants an exemption or decreases the assessed values of a property, a refund may be issued. For more information about this type of refund, contact the Assessor’s office by email at helpdesk@assessor.lacounty.gov or the Auditor-Controller’s Office at propertytax@auditor.lacounty.gov. You may also contact any of the Assessor’s office locations.

  • Assessment Appeals Decisions: If the decision of an Assessment Appeal Board reduces your assessed value or reverses a reassessment of your property, a refund may result. For more information about this type of refund, contact the Assessor’s Office by email at helpdesk@assessor.lacounty.gov or the Auditor-Controller’s Office at propertytax@auditor.lacounty.gov. You may also contact any of the Assessor’s office locations. If your assessment appeal for a reduced value is denied, call the Assessment Appeals Board at (213) 974-1471.

  • Excess Payments: If you pay the same bill twice or overpay taxes, a refund may result. These refunds are processed and issued by the Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office. For more information about this type of refund, contact the Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office by email at ttcmail@ttc.lacounty.gov.

  • Reductions or Deletions of Direct Assessments: A refund may result from the reduction or deletion of a direct assessment. However, the Auditor-Controller does not process refunds resulting from reductions or deletions of direct assessments after the taxes have been paid. If you are entitled to a direct assessment refund, you must contact the taxing agency responsible for the assessment. The telephone numbers of the direct assessment taxing agencies are printed on your annual tax bill. For additional information, contact the Auditor-Controller’s office by email at propertytax@auditor.lacounty.gov.

If you would like additional information regarding this subject, you may submit your question to our public service staff by using our Public Inquiry Form.
 
  Posted by Property Tax Portal, Tuesday, February 1, 2005
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