OTA Denies Refund for Business That Relied on Inaccurate Information Posted on Tax Agency’s Website

The Office of Tax Appeals posted 21 opinions September 7, including a pending precedential decision in which the OTA denied a refund …

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Californians Pay $8.8 Billion Per Year in Local Tax Increases Approved in Past Decade

Voters approved 1,359 of the 1,956 local tax measures on the ballot in California from 2010 to 2020, representing a cumulative tax increase of more than $8.82 billion per year …

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Two More California Firms Move to Lower-Cost States

Two California-based companies announced this week that they are moving some or all of their operations to lower-cost states: real estate referral company Homelight is moving its headquarters from San Francisco to Scottsdale …

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Cities Are Experiencing Significant Tax Revenue Growth, Auditor Reports

California cities are experiencing significant tax revenue growth, the state auditor reported August 17, adding: “Because of these increased revenues, most cities are well positioned to increase …

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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.

Stay Informed!

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