HJTA reminds those who have suffered loss due to fire or other calamity that your Proposition 13 rights remain intact. If it is impractical or inconvenient to rebuild your home in its current location, you still may be able to transfer your Prop 13 base year value to a new home.
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Political Action Committee (HJTA PAC) announced today that it has endorsed Republican John Cox in his campaign for Governor of California. Cox, a successful businessman and a leader of the effort to repeal the gas and car tax increases passed by the legislature last year without voter approval, is the leading Republican […]
(PR): ANNUAL “FOLLOW THE MONEY” REPORT DOCUMENTS ALMOST $50 BILLION IN GOVERNMENT WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE
As many Californians raced to meet Tuesday’s deadline to file their tax returns, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association released its annual Follow the Money report, exposing waste, fraud, and abuse of almost $50 billion hard-earned taxpayer dollars. The report documents examples of bureaucratic fraud and negligence, including a $440 million train meant to haul trash that will […]
YOUR PHONE CALLS ARE NEEDED NOW: On Wednesday, April 18, the Senate Governance and Finance Committee will hear Senate Bill 1044. HJTA SUPPORTS THIS BILL, which would permanently repeal the State Responsibility Fire Prevention Fee, otherwise known as the fire tax, and clear the way for refunds to everyone who has had to pay this […]
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has joined Gov. Jerry Brown in an effort to end a state rule that limits changes to public employee pension plans. On February 21, HJTA filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the California Supreme Court in CalFire Local 2881 v. CalPERS, a case involving the so-called “California Rule,” which has limited changes […]
Your Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is working to repeal the increase in the gas and car taxes that Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature forced on Californians last year. These tax increases were said to be needed for road repair, but much of the money will instead go to boondoggle spending projects. Californians have been […]
Listen to HJTA President Jon Coupal talk with KABC’s Doug McIntyre about Sacramento’s new plan to make all state taxes a “charitable contribution” that’s deductible on your federal income tax return.
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association plans to appeal today‘s decision by the Sacramento Superior Court dismissing their legal challenge against the state’s past collection of a “fire prevention fee” from rural homeowners. “Dismissal of this case was an abuse of discretion and rewards the state for creating delay,” said HJTA’s Director of Legal Affairs, Tim Bittle. […]
A proposed ballot initiative that would expand the portability of property-tax assessments under Proposition 13 has received the backing of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the group that led the successful tax revolt that achieved voter approval of the iconic property-tax limitation measure in 1978. The initiative sponsored by the California Association of Realtors would […]