Pet Lover’s License Plate Program is Dogged By Mismanagement, Auditor Finds

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is mismanaging the “Pet Lover’s” specialized license plate program so badly that the program is at risk of failure, the state auditor reported March 26.

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Pandemic Prompts Orders for Californians to Stay Home, Legislative Break, School Closures, Extension of Tax Deadlines and More

California’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic reached a new phase this week, as residents were directed by the governor to stay home to avoid spreading the virus, and private businesses, schools …

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State and Federal Tax Agencies Announce Deadline Extensions

State and federal tax agencies announced a variety of deadline extensions for taxpayers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CalTax Urges Property Tax Extension

CalTax is asking Governor Newsom to provide additional tax relief to Californians by extending the April 10 deadline for payment of the final installment of annual property taxes.  

 “With so much uncertainty in the economy, and so many jobs lost to COVID-19, many homeowners and business owners simply cannot pay large property tax bills while also paying for food and other immediate needs,” CalTax President Robert Gutierrez said.

Tax Agency Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic

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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.

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Call to Action

CalTax is fighting to save Proposition 13 and stop higher property taxes.

An initiative on the November ballot would eliminate 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). Click here to read more about why CalTax opposes this harmful tax increase.

In the state Capitol, two measures (ACA 1 and SCA 5) would pave the way for higher taxes on all types of property, leading to higher costs for homeowners, renters and businesses. We’re also fighting legislative proposals that could make their way to the ballot: a sales tax on services, taxpayer-funded universal healthcare, and efforts to expand local taxing authority.

CalTax is working hard to defeat these tax increases, but we can’t do it alone. Email Chloe Bowman at chloe@caltax.org for information on how you can help us save Proposition 13.