Governor Brown has called a special session of the Legislature to increase your taxes. Number one on the tax raisers’ agenda is Senate Bill 1 (Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose) that would impose a 12 cents a gallon gas tax increase and 22 cents increase on diesel. The new taxes proposed would be added to what are already the […]
Supporters of an effort to gut Prop. 13’s taxpayer protections have introduced (6/10/15) a constitutional amendment to increase property taxes on California businesses. Under the guise of “reforming Prop. 13,” SCA 5 will create a split-roll property tax that will cost small businesses and taxpayers billions of dollars and worsen the state’s business climate. While […]
(PR): Assemblywoman Chang Joins with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association to Make Housing More Affordable
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) today presented important tax relief legislation with Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. Together they made their case in the Revenue and Taxation Committee for her AB 476 which increases the existing homeowners’ exemption from $7,000 to $25,000, increasing annual homeowner savings by $180, […]
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 […]