Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation (HJTF) is the research, education and legal arm of the Jarvis organization.

HJTF advances the interests of taxpayers in the courtroom. Given the high cost of litigation, an ordinary taxpayer is rarely in a position to challenge the validity of an illegal tax levy. In appropriate cases, HJTF provides legal representation without cost to other taxpayer advocacy organizations, homeowners and individual taxpayers where the precedence established confers a broad public benefit to other citizens.

For an update on HJTF's ongoing legal work, please click here.

In addition to its valuable legal work, the Foundation funds studies on tax and economic issues and works to provide constructive alternatives to the tax-and-spend proposals from our state legislators. Information gathered by the Foundation is available to the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and other groups to assist in developing taxpayer-protecting legislation and in preparing initiative measures.

Recent studies sponsored by HJTF include: An analysis of Government Revenues in California Since the Enactment of Proposition 13 and The California High Speed Rail Proposal: A Due Diligence Report by the Center for Government Analysis and The California High Speed Rail Proposal: A Due Diligence Report by transportation experts Wendell Cox and Joseph Vranich, which can be viewed by clicking here.

HJTF sponsored "The Great Flat Tax Forum" held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley and has funded the distribution of tax policy-related books and studies to public and school libraries throughout California.