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.
Our members include tax and finance professionals working at small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, as well as individuals.
Our continued success depends on support from members like you.
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 Lexey@caltax.org for information on how you can help.
Initiative Update: Taxpayer Protection Act and Split-Rate Property Tax Hike Are Among Latest Initiatives Filed
Initiative Update: New Measures Propose Business Property Tax and Income Tax Increases
Local Taxes: Cities Are Experiencing Significant Tax Revenue Growth, Auditor Reports
Property Tax: San Francisco Reports 3.7 Percent Growth in Value of Taxable Property
Property Tax: Assessors Continue to Report Growth in Taxable Value of Property (July 30, 2021)
Property Tax: Assessors Continue to Report Growth in Taxable Value of Property (July 16, 2021)
Property Tax: County Assessment Rolls Growing, Providing More Tax Revenue for Local Government
Proposition 13: Voters Continue to Overwhelmingly Support Proposition 13, Poll Finds
Election Results: Continuing Their Record of Rejecting Split-Roll Measures, Voters Defeat Proposition 15
Commentary: Thank Proposition 13 When You Get Your Property Tax Bill
Commentary: Voters Who OK’d Proposition 13 Knew What They Were Doing