Governor Newsom’s State Budget Proposal

An overview of the $227.2 billion state budget proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom for the 2021-22 fiscal year, including details on the state’s record-high reserves, historic spending on public education and more.
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Lawmakers Hold First Floor Sessions of the Year, Propose $2.4 Billion Tax Increase on Businesses

A group of lawmakers proposed a $2.4 billion-a-year tax increase on businesses January 12, just one day after the state Assembly and Senate held their first floor sessions of the year.

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Newsom Proposes $227 Billion Budget With Continuation of Business Tax Hike

Governor Gavin Newsom this morning unveiled a $227.2 billion state budget proposal – roughly $25 billion higher than the budget enacted last summer – that continues the business tax increases approved in last year’s budget.

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Oracle Moving Headquarters to Texas

Business software and services company Oracle is moving its corporate headquarters from the Silicon Valley area to Austin, Texas, to provide workers “with more flexibility about where and how they work,” the company said December 11.

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Final Results Show 197 Local Taxes and Bonds Passed in November

With results now certified in the record-turnout November election, 197 of 260 local tax and bond measures were approved, and the only tax repeal measures on the ballot both failed.

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Voters Continue to Overwhelmingly Support Proposition 13, Poll Finds

California voters continue to overwhelmingly support Proposition 13, the 1978 property tax limitation initiative, and would approve it by a wide margin if it were on the ballot again today, according to a poll released November 20

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California Must Focus on Jobs and Economic Growth to Rebound From COVID-19

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, California had record-low unemployment of 3.5 percent in September 2019 and record reserves to weather an economic recession.

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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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Results of Local Tax Elections Held November 3

Click the headline above to view results of the local tax elections held November 3, when 260 tax and bond measures – totaling more than $1.5 billion in proposed annual taxes – appeared on the ballot in California.

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 for information on how you can help.