Antonio Vazquez Is New BOE Chair and FTB Member

State Board of Equalization Member Antonio Vazquez was elected January 24 to chair the board and Member Sally Lieber was elected to serve as vice chair in 2023.

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‘Free’ Toilet Will Cost San Francisco Taxpayers $1 Million

“In the ongoing saga of the $1.7 million toilet once planned for the Noe Valley Town Square, there’s some good news and some news that will turn your stomach,” San Francisco Chronicle columnist Heather Knight wrote January 21.

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Lawmaker Reintroduces Twice-Failed ‘Wealth Tax’ Proposal

Assembly Member Alex Lee and nine co-authors this week reintroduced legislation to tax assets of high-wealth Californians – a “wealth tax” that would apply to, but would not be limited to, art and collectibles, …

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Overview of Governor’s Proposed 2023-24 Budget

Governor Gavin Newsom released his budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year January 10, proposing total spending of $296.9 billion. CalTax’s factsheet details the proposed expenditures, economic risks, and tax-related changes.

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Newsom’s Plan Cancels UI Fund Payments, Includes Targeted Tax Increases

Governor Gavin Newsom this week unveiled his budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year, proposing total spending of $297 billion from all funds, down from $307.9 billion in the budget enacted last summer.

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Proposition 13 Protects Property Owners From 7 Percent Tax Hike in 2023

Property owners in California would face a property tax increase of more than 7 percent this year if not for the cap set by Proposition 13, according to information released December 23 by the State Board of Equalization.

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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.

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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 Lexey@caltax.org for information on how you can help.