California State Board of Equalization holds its Annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing August 18, 2020 August 2020 Tax News

The California State Board of Equalization will hold its annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing on August 18, 2020. This agency is responsible for the following programs:

  • Property taxes
  • Alcoholic beverage tax
  • Tax on insurers

The hearing allows taxpayers, taxpayer and industry representatives, and local agencies involved in California’s property tax system to provide comments on items discussed in the agency’s Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate Annual Report, and to present ideas, comments, and input on agency services. Parties have the opportunity to come before the five-member Board, one member elected from each of California’s four equalization districts and the State Controller serving as the Board’s fifth member, to have their voices heard. Parties can provide input or share ideas at the hearing about any of the programs administered by the agency. Additionally, taxpayers and industry representatives may present their proposals on changes to the Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law which may further improve voluntary compliance and the relationship between taxpayers and government.  Visit BOE’s Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate website for more information.