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TaxWatch2016Tax Watch 2016: Taxes and Fees Introduced by California Lawmakers

In the final year of the 2015-2016 legislative session, California lawmakers proposed tax and fee increases totaling more than $20.5 billion per year – plus an additional $122.6 billion from a proposed sales tax on services. Read more »

LA Parks Tax CoverUNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF A COUNTYWIDE PARKS PARCEL TAX IN LOS ANGELES

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering a parcel tax for the November 2016 ballot that would provide funding to county parks. This report provides an overview of the tax and its impact.  Read more »

TaxFactsCoverCALIFORNIA TAX FACTS

California Tax Facts: An Overview of the Golden State’s Tax Structure (Second Edition) describes the taxes imposed by California’s state and local governments, and includes informative charts and tables with statistics on who pays the taxes, how much revenue is collected, and much more. Read more »

PIECING TOGETHER CALIFORNIA’S PARCEL TAXES

The first comprehensive study of California’s parcel taxes identified more than $1.9 billion in parcel taxes imposed annually on property owners. The in-depth survey also identifies local trends and provides recommendations for improving the parcel tax. 

 

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Center for Special Taxes

The Foundation’s Center for Special Taxes is a comprehensive resource for information on local parcel taxes. Learn more »

California Tax Foundation

The California Taxpayers Association (CalTax) is widely praised for the quality of its advocacy and research. In an effort to elevate public discourse on tax policy, CalTax established the California Tax Foundation as its research and education arm. The Foundation bolsters CalTax’s effort to promote sound tax policy by engaging in nonpartisan research and thoughtful policy work. Learn more »