CalTax Honors San Diego Assessor Ernest Dronenburg Jr. for Lifetime of Protecting Taxpayers’ Rights

California Taxpayers Association President Robert Gutierrez last week presented San Diego County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. with an award for Dronenburg’s history of working to improve California’s tax structure. “Thank you for a lifetime of protecting taxpayers’ rights,” reads the award, presented September 15 at a CalTax event in Coronado. “We appreciate your bold leadership and dedication to fairness and sound tax policy.” Dronenburg, who has served as assessor since 2010, is retiring at the end of his current four-year…

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Bart Baer Is CalTax’s New Chief Tax Counsel

“Bart has been an integral part of the CalTax Board of Directors for many years,” Gutierrez said. “His expertise adds to CalTax’s strength when representing taxpayers in legislative, regulatory, and judicial proceedings.”

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The California Taxpayers Association
Celebrates 96 Years

The California Taxpayers Association on February 24 celebrated its 96th year of advocating for sound tax policy and government efficiency. CalTax was established in 1926 as a nonpartisan, non-profit tax research and advocacy association. Today, the association is the state’s largest and oldest organization representing taxpayers. The association’s history traces back to 1921, when dramatic increases in government spending and large state tax increases fueled a desire to create the California Tax Improvement Association as an institutional voice for taxpayers.…

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CalTax staff work on the association’s newsletter, circa 1926.

CalTax Celebrates 95th Anniversary of Advocating for Taxpayers

The California Taxpayers Association this week celebrated its 95th year of advocating for taxpayers and providing tax policy research to Californians and their elected officials. CalTax, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, was founded in Los Angeles on February 24, 1926, and has grown to be the state’s largest and oldest association representing taxpayers. “The California Taxpayers Association gives taxpayers a voice when the government is making decisions that affect their family budgets,” CalTax President Robert Gutierrez said. “Paying taxes is a…

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