Inventor Sues Tax Agencies for Alleged Violations of Constitutional Rights

Nevada inventor Gilbert Hyatt has alleged that the Franchise Tax Board and the State Board of Equalization violated his consitutional rights to due process and equal protection while handling his high-profile income-tax dispute.

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News and Highlights Analysis and Commentary Taxpayers Resources

State Revenue Exceeded Estimates in March

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Committee Approves Bill Authorizing Major Tax Increases on Property Owners

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Committee Approves CalTax-Sponsored Bill on E-Waste

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State Has $4 Billion Liability for Unused Leave Pay

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Former CalTax President Kirk West Receives Award From Rose Institute

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Contested Elections for Assessor in Many Counties

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Wage and Benefit Data for Special District Employees Now on Controller's Website

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CalTax Policy Brief:
Split Roll Property Tax

The idea of a split roll property tax has been fully vetted and consistently rejected since the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978. This policy brief examines split roll proposals, and discusses how a split roll would negatively impact California's economy and taxpayers. Read more

 

CalTax Policy Brief:
What Proposition 13 Did

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Proposition 13: It's A Wonderful Life

An examination of how California would be different if Proposition 13 never existed. Read more

 

California Should Conform To Federal Tax Laws

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CalTax Releases Legislative Voting Record for 2013

The California Taxpayers Association has released our 2013 Legislative Voting Record. We also launched an interactive website to allow the public to engage their lawmakers. We hope you will find the Voting Record a valuable tool for evaluating your elected officials.

 

CalTax Policy Brief: Governor's 2013 Economic Development Plan

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CalTax Report On Prop. 13:

• Homeowners remain largest beneficiaries.

• Assessment limits make property tax a stable revenue source

• Even with rate limits, property tax is growing source of revenue.

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Local Tax Measure Results

Click here for a table that includes information on this year's local tax elections. Click here for results from last year's local tax elections in California.

 

Report: Split Roll Would Have Negative Impact

A new report from the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy finds that if California enacted a split roll property tax, the damage to the economy would total $71.8 billion of lost output and 396,345 lost jobs in the first five years alone. Read more

 

         

The California Taxpayers Association is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 1926 to protect taxpayers from unnecessary taxes and to promote government efficiency. We serve our members through research and advocacy on significant tax and spending issues in the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government. Learn more about CalTax

California Tax Facts: A Guide to the Golden State's Tax Structure

"California Tax Facts" is a 73-page reference guide, published by the California Taxpayers Association, that describes the taxes imposed by California's state and local governments, and includes informative color charts and tables with statistics on who pays the taxes, how much revenue is collected, and much more. The publication is available on Amazon (click here for ordering information)

 

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