Assessors Continue to Report Growth in Taxable Value of Property

County assessors this month continued to report growth in the value of taxable property in their areas, which will translate to more property tax revenue for schools and local government.

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Sales Tax Rates Increase in Many Parts of the State

Voter-approved sale tax rate increases took effect July 1 in many areas of the state, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration notified retailers in a special notice.

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California Unemployment Insurance Fund Expected to Be $24.3 Billion in the Red

An updated unemployment insurance fund forecast released by the Employment Development Department (EDD) estimates that California will have a negative $24.3 billion balance …

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State Employees Wasted More Than $1.6 Million, Auditor Reports

The state wasted more than $1.6 million in tax dollars because of lax management of employees – including two California State University employees who spent up to 16 hours each week teaching …

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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.

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.

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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.

In addition, the Legislature is also seeking to pave the way for higher taxes – at a time when unemployment is at a record high and barbers, waiters, hotel workers and many others are struggling to make ends meet. ACA 1 would lead to higher costs for homeowners, renters and businesses. We’re also fighting legislative proposals that would impose sales tax on services and place a new $2 billion tax on businesses (AB 71).

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