Continuing Their Record of Rejecting Split-Roll Measures, Voters Defeat Proposition 15

California voters have rejected Proposition 15, the split-roll initiative that proposed the largest property tax increase in state history, with 51.9 percent of the voters in opposition.

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California Must Focus on Jobs and Economic Growth to Rebound From COVID-19

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, California had record-low unemployment of 3.5 percent in September 2019 and record reserves to weather an economic recession.

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Tax Filing Relief Available for Wildfire Victims

The Franchise Tax Board announced November 5 that taxpayers in certain governor-declared disaster areas are granted an extension to January 15, 2021…

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Lawmakers Considered More Than $82.8 Billion a Year In Higher Taxes and Fees

California experienced one of the worst economic collapses since the Great Depression in 2020. Millions of Californians in every community across the state became unemployed overnight…

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Results of Local Tax Elections Held November 3

Click the headline above to view results of the local tax elections held November 3, when 260 tax and bond measures appeared on the ballot in California. The results are updated as counties report their tallies, and will be finalized when votes are certified in early December. For an analysis of the San Francisco CEO Tax, click here.

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.

Our members include tax and finance professionals working at small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, as well as individuals. Join us today by becoming a member! Our continued success depends on support from members like you.

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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 for information on how you can help us save Proposition 13.