Category Archives: Taxes

Can California’s taxpayers be thankful for 2016?

By Jon Coupal | If taxpayers focus on the results of the recent election, there may not seem to be much to celebrate. While the rest of America took a big step toward fiscal sanity, the same cannot be said … Continue reading

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Recommendations on statewide ballot measures important to taxpayers

After careful study of the 17 statewide ballot measures on the upcoming ballot, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has concluded that there are five measures that are important to California taxpayers — three measures would increase taxes or debt, while … Continue reading

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Sacramento should stop new tax on driving

By Michelle Steel | Do you want the government following your car every day? Most of us don’t like that Orwellian vision, but a tax scheme brewing in the legislature might do just that. Hardworking Californians don’t want a new … Continue reading

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Senator Moorlach introduces AB 1251 to give voters access to state’s balance sheet

Facing unfunded pension and retiree medical liabilities of $220 billion or more, California has the highest debt total of all the 50 states, yet voters are asked every election to approve even more bonded debt and to vote for candidates … Continue reading

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Hospitals inflict pain on taxpayers

By Jon Coupal | In 2012, those of us who opposed Proposition 30 were told that the measure, which was the largest state tax hike in American history, was just a “temporary” fix to address the emergency of a severe … Continue reading

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Attack on Prop. 13 coming in Assembly committee on Monday

According to the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-Solano County) has introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 4 (ACA 4) — the first bill to be heard in 2015 that represents a direct assault on Proposition 13’s two-thirds vote protections. … Continue reading

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May 3rd is California’s real tax day

By Andy Koenig, The Orange County Register | California’s real tax day isn’t April 15th. It’s May 3rd. On that day, the state’s taxpayers have finally made enough money to pay their total tax burden for the year, according to … Continue reading

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We should get to decide how the government spends our taxes

This morning in the Washington Post, longtime friend and political ally David Boaz urges that we add one more page to the 1040 income tax form: 1040-D, for democracy. And on that page we let each taxpayer decide how much … Continue reading

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Unaffordable California – it doesn’t have to be this way

By Jack Dean | California has one of the nation’s worst tax climates and it’s getting worse, writes Richard Rider in the California Policy Center’s Prosperity Forum.  Rider’s analysis found California’s taxes to be in the nation’s top ten in … Continue reading

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Tax hikes loom for California’s 2016 general election ballot

By Jon Coupal | Although it may seem far in the distant future, there has been a great deal of speculation regarding what ballot propositions might appear on the 2016 General Election ballot in California. Focusing on just those proposals … Continue reading

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