A big week for taxpayers at the California Supreme Court

A big week for taxpayers at the California Supreme Court Your Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has been fighting for taxpayers since 1978, and it’s no exaggeration to say this was one of the most important weeks in the history of our battle to keep taxes under control in California. On Wednesday, the California Supreme Court…

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Unlocking Tax Relief: Property Owners Navigate a Way to Decrease Expenses by Mercedes Shaffer, Realtor

In times of economic uncertainty and market fluctuations, property owners are especially motivated to find innovative ways to mitigate financial challenges. This holds particularly true for real estate owners facing a dual threat: sinking property values and an unfavorable regulatory environment.  In San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Ana and other cities in California that suffer…

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A Parade Of Lies From The Tax-Loving League Of California Cities By: Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

We’ve seen this before. Whenever taxpayers qualify an initiative for the statewide ballot that brings fiscal sanity to a fiscally insane California, local government interests respond with unhinged hysteria, claiming that empowering voters to approve tax and fee increases will bring about the end of Western Civilization. Well, cue the theatrics because here we are…

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Important, Costly Lessons for California Taxpayers from the COVID Pandemic By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

As it did with citizens throughout America, the pandemic caused massive disruption to the lives of virtually every Californian. Tens of thousands lost their lives, many now have long-term health problems, and countless others lost their jobs or businesses. Moreover, the disastrous handling of the pandemic for school-aged children will likely leave a scar on an…

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Ignore the Naysayers, Proposition 13 is Still Working After All These Years by Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

In most of America, one of the worst impacts of high inflation is a sharp rise in property taxes. But that’s not the case in California. True, housing prices are some of the highest in the nation, due mostly to government policies restricting supply. But homeowners are protected by Proposition 13’s cap on annual increases…

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