Homeowners Have New Reason to Be Concerned About Prop. 13 “Reforms”

David Kline
Vice President of Communications and Research, California Taxpayers Association

During a June press conference in Sacramento, supporters of a split-roll property tax measure took great pains to say they want to raise property taxes on business owners only, not on homeowners. Exactly one month later, however, a supporter of the measure indicated that homeowners are indeed on the hit list. Most of the testimony […]

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A Baseball (Tax) Pitch

David Kline
Vice President of Communications and Research, California Taxpayers Association

Major League Baseball star Pablo Sandoval, an integral cog in the San Francisco Giants’ World Series-winning team, has left the team and signed a five-year contract with the Boston Red Sox estimated to be worth $100 million. Buster Olney, a senior baseball writer for the nation’s leading sports network, ESPN, tweeted November 24 in response […]

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Local Governments Seeking Voter Approval of Huge Number of Tax Increases in November

David Kline
Vice President of Communications and Research, California Taxpayers Association

When voters go to the polls November 4, they will decide the fate of a large number of school bonds, parcel taxes, sales taxes, utility users’ taxes and other measures that will impact their family budgets. Despite the improving state economy that is increasing government revenue under existing tax rates, 53 jurisdictions are seeking sales […]

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California Needs A Bright-Line Test for Determining Residency for Tax Purposes

David Kline
Vice President of Communications and Research, California Taxpayers Association

“Where do you live?” This seemingly straightforward question has been the source of major contention between taxpayers and the Franchise Tax Board for many years, resulting in time-consuming appeals, exhausting searches for documents and witnesses, significant audit resources, and, in some cases, expensive litigation. It is time for the state to end the confusion by […]

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