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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how you can help us save Proposition 13.