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Property Tax

NEWS: Study Shows Property Tax Increases Would Hurt Small Business, Kill Jobs

Market Watch reports a new study by Stephen Frates and Michael Shires at Pepperdine University's Davenport Institute, shows that increased property taxes have a devastating impact on jobs and small businesses.

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NEWS: State targets property-tax payers

Mary Ann Milbourn of the Orange County Register reports beginning with the 2012 tax bill, the state Franchise Tax Board will require property owners to break down their property taxes into deductible and non-deductible portions.

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Learn About Legislative Action

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association maintains a permanent legislative office in Sacramento where bills that can harm or help taxpayers are carefully reviewed and analyzed by our Legislative Analyst.

HJTA takes strong action to counter those bills which undermine the taxpayer protections contained in Proposition 13 and 218, the Right to Vote on Taxes  Read more >>

Background on Proposition 13

On June 6th, 1978, nearly two-thirds of California's voters passed Proposition 13, reducing property taxes by about 57%.
Read Proposition 13 as it is enshrined in the California state constitution. Read the text of the initiative circulated to voters.  Read more >>

Bi-Partisan Tax Commission: Trick or Treat for Taxpayers?

The day before Halloween, Governor Schwarzenegger announced the formation of a bipartisan Commission on the 21st Century Economy to re-examine and modernize California's out-of-date revenue gathering laws that contribute to the boom and bust state budget cycles. In order to be a viable process it must be fair, transparent and taxpayer interests must be fully represented.  Read more >>