California Lawmakers Propose $234 Billion in Higher Taxes and Fees

During the opening months of the California Legislature’s new two-year session, state lawmakers proposed raising taxes and fees more than $234 billion a year, the California Tax Foundation reports. The foundation’s Tax and Fee Report describes all taxes and fees proposed, lists the status of each, and includes revenue estimates when available.
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New Edition of “California Tax Facts” Published By California Tax Foundation

The California Tax Foundation has released a new edition of “California Tax Facts: An Overview of the Golden State’s Tax Structure,” an important reference for taxpayers, elected officials and the media.
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State Spending Limit Is ‘Major Issue,’ Analyst Reports, Indicating Any New Tax Hikes Might Have to Be Refunded

California’s voter-approved state spending limit – which requires the state to return money to taxpayers and dedicate more money to schools if revenue is above a prescribed limit over two consecutive years …

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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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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.

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