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Property Tax Postponement Deadline Extended for Homeowners in 26 California Counties Hit by Natural Disasters

Property Tax Postponement Deadline Extended for Homeowners in 26 California Counties Hit by Natural Disasters

State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced California homeowners recently affected by major earthquakes, winter storms, wildfires, and flooding have more time to apply for the Property Tax Postponement (PTP) program. Administered by the State Controller’s Office, PTP allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability and who meet income, equity, and […]

Property Tax Postponement Deadline Fast Approaching

Property Tax Postponement Deadline Fast Approaching

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee today reminded California homeowners the deadline to apply for California’s Property Tax Postponement (PTP) program for the 2019-20 tax year is February 10.  “If you think property tax postponement could be helpful to you or a loved one, I encourage you to act now,” said Controller Yee, the state’s chief […]

CA Controller Appoints Cancer Institute Founder to Governing Board of State’s Stem Cell Agency

CA Controller Appoints Cancer Institute Founder to Governing Board of State’s Stem Cell Agency

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee today named a key appointee to the board that governs the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). CIRM was created after voters approved Proposition 71 in 2004 to accelerate stem cell treatments for patients with unmet medical needs. The Institute is overseen by a 29-member Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC) composed […]

CA Controller Publishes 2018 K-12 Education Salary Data

CA Controller Publishes 2018 K-12 Education Salary Data

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today updated her Government Compensation in California website to include self-reported salary data for K-12 education employers in the state. The data cover 398,589 positions and almost $16.40 billion in wages at employers including public school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education. While cities, counties, and special […]

Seasonal Employees and Businesses among Californians with Unclaimed Property to Claim

Seasonal Employees and Businesses among Californians with Unclaimed Property to Claim

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today issued an alert that her team is safeguarding millions of unclaimed properties valued at $9.3 billion. Even owners of seasonal small businesses like pumpkin patches and Halloween costume shops have unclaimed property, often in the form of forgotten rebates or refunds. Employees of these businesses also may have […]

CA Controller Publishes 2018 Payroll Data for City and County Governments

CA Controller Publishes 2018 Payroll Data for City and County Governments

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today published the 2018 self-reported payroll data for cities and counties on the Government Compensation in California website. The data cover 705,003 positions and a total of nearly $50 billion in 2018 wages for 54 counties and 467 cities. Users of the site can: See lists of top earners […]

CA Controller Finds Fundamental Lack of Oversight in City of Calexico

CA Controller Finds Fundamental Lack of Oversight in City of Calexico

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today published a report of her audit team’s review of the internal control system in Calexico, a city of 38,000 in southern Imperial County. Of the 48 control attributes evaluated for the period of July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2017, Yee’s auditors found that 37 were inadequate. […]

Lack of Oversight Continues to Plague City of Industry

Lack of Oversight Continues to Plague City of Industry

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today published her audit team’s follow-up review of the City of Industry’s internal control system, three years after her auditors found the city’s accounting controls “effectively non-existent.” In January 2016, the State Controller’s Office (SCO) issued a report on the City of Industry’s practices during the period from […]

Controller Yee Appoints Civil Engineer to High-Speed Rail Authority Peer Review Group

Controller Yee Appoints Civil Engineer to High-Speed Rail Authority Peer Review Group

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee today appointed a new member to the group that reviews planning, engineering, and financial plans for the nation’s first high-speed rail system. Bijan Sartipi, a civil engineer and 36-year veteran of two California agencies, is Controller Yee’s second of two appointments to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) Peer Review […]

Track California’s Tax Receipts As Revision of Next State Budget Nears

Track California’s Tax Receipts As Revision of Next State Budget Nears

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today launched an online tracker for daily personal income tax receipts through April. This month is a pivotal phase for the state’s fiscal outlook as Californians file hundreds of thousands of tax returns and the new fiscal year starts July 1. Last fiscal year, personal income taxes accounted […]

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