Lawmakers Blast Employment Development Department’s Mishandling of Claims During Pandemic

Days after exiting the recommended two-week “burndown” plan from Governor Gavin Newsom’s unemployment insurance strike team, the Employment Development Department (EDD)…

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This is not the time to propose more tax increases

This is a year most Californians would like to forget. Plans have been scrapped, the new “normal” is anything but normal, and we all know a coffee shop, deli, bar or restaurant that has closed permanently or may not survive the next six months.

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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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Voters Will Decide Fate of 245 Local Tax and Bond Measures in November

When Californians go to the polls November 3, they not only will decide the fate of a massive property tax increase (Proposition 15), but will vote on 243 local tax increases and two proposed tax repeals.

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State Penalizes Los Angeles County $1.3 Million for Dispute Over Campaigning With Tax Dollars

The Fair Political Practices Commission, which is responsible for enforcing California’s campaign finance and disclosure laws, unanimously approved a $1.35 million penalty against Los Angeles County …

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Assessor Warns of Residential Assessment Errors if Split-Roll Initiative Passes

If voters approve Proposition 15 in November, residential property assessments are likely to become less accurate as assessors are forced to shift resources…

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2020 Elections

There are many political campaign groups in California with misleading names that imply that they represent taxpayers. CalTax is one of the few state-level organizations that represents dues-paying members that pay taxes to the state of California, and we do not represent government interests. CalTax is not affiliated in any way with groups that campaign for or against individual candidates.

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.