Research Reports

Research reports from the California Taxpayers Association and California Tax Foundation provide in-depth information on major tax and fiscal issues, including the landmark property tax reform initiative, Proposition 13.

Our recent reports include:

California Tax Facts

Browse through this section to see where California’s tax burden ranks nationally.

California’s Tax Machine

“California’s Tax Machine: The History of Taxing and Spending in the Golden State” chronicles the birth of taxes on property, income, sales, utilities, vehicles, banks and corporations, inheritances, oil, alcohol, tobacco and more. It includes must-read chapters on the landmark property tax initiative Proposition 13, detailing the causes and effects of the taxpayers’ revolt.