As part of an ongoing effort to help those who struggle to keep a roof over their heads, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has filed an initiative that would increase the homeowners exemption and the renters tax credit. This is the first step in qualifying the initiative, the California Homeowners and Renters Tax Relief Act […]
HJTA attorneys contributed to a major legal victory that was decided yesterday when an appellate court unanimously upheld tiered water rates, while ruling that such rates are limited by Proposition 218 (sponsored by HJTA and passed by voters in 1996) to the actual cost to provide water service. This means that utilities cannot charge arbitrarily […]
National Taxpayers Union Foundation’s new analysis of tax complexity reveals a $233.8 billion cost to the economy. Jon Coupal, HJTA President and new NTU board member, joins the podcast to discuss his career defending taxpayers in California. Plus, the Outrage of the Week! Click here to listen to the podcast.
Hundreds of thousands of rural Californians are receiving fire tax bills. This tax has added an additional burden to people living in communities that are already struggling economically and, although Sacramento politicians used recent fires to justify the tax, not a penny of the money collected is providing additional CalFire service nor even going to […]