Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Public Hearing Scheduled for August 30

Taxpayers Bill of Rights HearingOn August 30, the State Board of Equalization (BOE) will hold an annual public hearing on property taxes and the Alcoholic Beverage Tax to listen to public suggestions, comments and concerns.

The hearing will provide an opportunity for taxpayers, county assessors and other local agency representatives to provide comments on items discussed in the most recent Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate’s Annual Report, as well as present ideas, concerns, and input on the quality of agency service related to the BOE’s administration of its programs.

According to the annual report, in the 2020–21 fiscal year, 72% of property tax cases were in the valuation category, which includes topics such as changes in ownership, decline in value or value reductions, appraisal methodology, exclusions, exemptions, assessment appeals, new construction, general property tax information and definitions, and actual enrollment of values. The remaining cases were in the administrative category, which includes topics such as creating and mailing tax bills, refunds, and penalties.

At the hearing, attendees also will have the opportunity to comment or present ideas on legislation for the Alcoholic Beverage Tax.

Hearing Information

The 2022 Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Taxpayers and stakeholders have the option to participate in person, by phone, or submit written comments in advance:

  • In person location: 450 N Street, Auditorium, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • By phone: 1-877-336-4440, access code 4192718#
  • To submit comments in advance, click here.

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