Established in 1980 by the California Taxpayers Association, the California Tax Foundation is dedicated to promoting sound tax policy and government efficiency through research and education.
2023 California Tax Foundation Webinar Series
Join the California Tax Foundation for its 2023 webinar series. Each month attendees will hear from leading State and Local Tax experts in California on timely and engaging topics.
Participating meeting attendees may be eligible to receive one credit hour for California MCLE and/or CPE for each webinar attended. For your attendance to be eligible for continuing education credit, participation in the polls during the webinar is required. Joining with the call-in option will not allow you to participate in the polls to receive credit.
Curb Appeal – An Update on Notable Property Tax Cases and the Appeals Process
June 20, 2023
Michael Lebeau (Partner, Bewley, Lassleben & Miller, LLP), Ruben Sislyan (Shareholder, GreenbergTraurig), Gina Rodriquez (Principal, Advocacy Services Practice, Ryan), and moderator Peter Blocker (Vice President of Policy, California Taxpayers Association) and expert panelists (to be announced soon) discuss the process for appealing property assessments in California and provide an update on the outcome of recent property tax disputes.
Income Tax – News From the Franchise Tax Board
July 11, 2023
Tim Gustafson (Partner, Eversheds Sutherland), Carl Joseph (Principal, Indirect and State & Local Tax Services, EY), moderator Bart Baer (Chief Tax Counsel, California Taxpayers Association) and expert panelists (to be announced) discuss issues surrounding the Franchise Tax Board’s implementation of the state taxes on corporate and personal income
Sales Tax and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
August 8, 2023
Randy Ferris (Executive Director, Indirect Tax, Ernst & Young), Yoni Fix (Counsel, California State and Local Tax Reed Smith), moderator Joan Armenta-Roberts (Sales Tax Consultant, California Taxpayers Association) and expert panelists (to be announced) talk about sales tax issues and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.
The Latest From the Office of Tax Appeals
September 12, 2023
Marty Dakessian (Managing Partner, Dakessian Law, Ltd.), Derick Brannan (Managing Director, PwC), moderator David Kline (Vice President of Communications and Research, California Taxpayers Association) and expert panelists (to be announced) delve into the Office of Tax Appeals and taxpayers’ rights during appeals.
Property Tax – A Field Report on Locally Assessed Properties
October 17, 2023
Moderator David Kline (Vice President of Communications and Research, California Taxpayers Association), county assessors, and other expert panelists (to be announced) share the latest developments relating to the administration of county-assessed property taxes.
Local Taxes – Locals Get Creative as They Try to Increase Taxes
November 7, 2023
Moderator Robert Gutierrez (President, California Taxpayers Association) and other expert panelists (to be announced) examine the creative methods local government officials are using to increase taxes on businesses and individuals.
Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad – A Year-End Update on the Battle Over the Two-Thirds Vote for Local Special Taxes
December 5, 2023
Moderator Robert Gutierrez (President, California Taxpayers Association) and other expert panelists (to be announced) provide an update on California’s two-thirds vote requirement for local special taxes, including local governments’ efforts to get around the requirement and taxpayers’ efforts to stop them.