More Than $185.6 Billion a Year in Higher Taxes and Fees Under Consideration by Lawmakers

In the opening months of the 2023-24 legislative session, state lawmakers proposed raising annual taxes and fees more than $185.6 billion, the California Tax Foundation reported March 16.

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Author of Plagiarized Book Will Keep $1 Million in Tax Dollars From Santa Clara County

Despite the discovery that she plagiarized much of her writing, Jean McCorquodale will keep the $1 million given to her by Santa Clara County to write a book about the county’s history, the San Jose Mercury News reported March 13.

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San Francisco School District Spends $30 Million on Payroll System That Doesn’t Work

The San Francisco Unified School District board voted March 15 to allocate an additional $5.1 million toward fixing the school district’s payroll system, San Francisco Examiner reported March 15, …

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State Extends FTB Deadline for Taxpayers Affected by Storms

The state this week extended California’s income tax filing and payment due date to October 16 for individuals and businesses impacted by storms in December and January. This aligns California with the federal extension …

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High Gas Prices Caused by Supply Problems and Taxes, Not Corporate Manipulation, Energy Commission Hearing Shows

California’s gas prices are higher than those in other states due to supply-and-demand issues – including government actions …

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A Voice for Taxpayers

The California Taxpayers Association has been on the front lines supporting sound tax policy and supporting government efficiency since 1926. We are the state’s oldest and largest organization representing taxpayers. In legislative proceedings, courtrooms, elections and discussions with tax agency leaders, CalTax provides a strong and respected voice for taxpayers.


We advocate for sound tax policy and government efficiency. With an office one-block from the State Capitol, we regularly work with lawmakers to ensure that tax legislation is fair and reasonable.


We offer respected research and in-depth knowledge of tax policy. Our staff includes subject-matter experts with decades of experience working on income, sales, and property tax issues at Big Four accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies.


We regularly comment about tax issues in the press and discuss how higher taxes will make it more expensive to live and do business in our state.

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Call to Action

CalTax is fighting to save Proposition 13 and stop taxes that would make California even less affordable for residents and businesses.

In 2020, voters rejected the largest proposed property tax increase in state history. The ballot measure – Proposition 15 – would have eliminated Proposition 13 protections for many properties in California, resulting in higher rent for countless small businesses, and higher prices for just about everything we buy and use (including groceries, fuel, utilities, day care and health care).

Supporters of Proposition 15 have promised to reintroduce this flawed tax that would cost taxpayers an estimated $12 billion per year. That’s why taxpayers must stay vigilant and protect existing safeguards.

CalTax is working hard to defeat these unnecessary taxes, but we can’t do it alone. Email for information on how you can help.