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POLITICS | More debt and higher taxes? Vote NO on 13 on the March 3 ballot!!!!

POLITICS | More debt and higher taxes? Vote NO on 13 on the March 3 ballot!!!!

The “Proposition 13” on the March 3, 2020, ballot is a $15 billion school construction bond, but it would cost taxpayers far more than $15 billion. That’s why the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is opposed to this Proposition 13. This measure would increase the state’s debt and interest costs, raise the caps on local school district borrowing […]

Property Tax Postponement Deadline Fast Approaching

Property Tax Postponement Deadline Fast Approaching

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee today reminded California homeowners the deadline to apply for California’s Property Tax Postponement (PTP) program for the 2019-20 tax year is February 10.  “If you think property tax postponement could be helpful to you or a loved one, I encourage you to act now,” said Controller Yee, the state’s chief […]

Split-Roll Proponents Change Their Initiative Again

Split-Roll Proponents Change Their Initiative Again

Proponents of the split-roll initiative amended the measure September 17 to make several changes while maintaining the main provisions that would require annual market-value reassessments of business and commercial property. The amendments appear to be in response to a September 10 letter from the California Assessors’ Association (CAA) that criticized many provisions of the initiative, […]

Call the Capitol now to stop a backroom deal that could raise property taxes!

Call the Capitol now to stop a backroom deal that could raise property taxes!

On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the Joint Legislative Budget Committee is scheduled to hold an “informational hearing” that could trigger a hike in water rates and property taxes without even a vote.  The proposed WaterFix, now estimated to cost over $19 billion, is a plan to construct giant tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The […]

Property Tax Postponement Applications Now Available

Property Tax Postponement Applications Now Available

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced that applications for property tax deferment for the 2018-19 tax year are now available.  California’s Property Tax Postponement (PTP) Program, administered by Controller Yee, allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability and who meet income, equity, and other requirements to postpone payment of property […]

June 2018 Ventura County School Bonds, The Untold Story

June 2018 Ventura County School Bonds, The Untold Story

    By Deborah Baber Savalla School Bonds, An Introduction Everybody pays for school bonds even if a person does not have children in the public school system. Whether or not you cast a ballot or vote for or against a school bond tax and whether you own property or not, you pay for school […]

The Shock of Proposition 13

The Shock of Proposition 13

    By Richard Colman, California Political News and Views,  Proposition 13 of 1978 lowered property taxes for millions of Californians.  The impact of Proposition 13 reverberated forcefully around the United States.  Suddenly, residents of other states wanted property-tax reductions.  The California vote took place 40 years ago on June 6, 1978.  Proposition 13 passed […]

House Republicans consider capping property tax deduction

House Republicans consider capping property tax deduction

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders have offered to preserve the property tax deduction that benefits a huge swath of homeowners from California across America to the Carolinas. But their plan could come with a hitch.

Tax cuts to help most in middle-class, not all: White House

Tax cuts to help most in middle-class, not all: White House

President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser on Thursday defended plans unveiled this week for sweeping tax cuts but said he could not guarantee they would benefit every middle-class taxpayer. The White House has moved to defend the proposed tax overhaul, which is still being crafted, from criticism that it will unduly help the wealthiest Americans […]

Property Tax Postponement Applications Now Available

Property Tax Postponement Applications Now Available

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced that applications for property tax deferment for the current tax year are now available.  California’s Property Tax Postponement (PTP) Program, administered by Controller Yee, allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability and who meet income, equity, and other requirements to postpone payment of property […]

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