Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearings
As required by the Taxpayers' Bill of Rights, the elected Members of the Board of Equalization (BOE) hold annual public hearings for business and property taxes to listen to your suggestions, comments, and concerns. The hearings are generally held in Sacramento and Culver City, California in the spring.
These hearings give you the opportunity to present your ideas, concerns, and recommendations regarding legislation, the quality of agency services, and other issues related to the BOE's administration of its tax programs. At the business taxes hearings you can comment on the administration of sales and use taxes, environmental fees, fuel taxes, and excise taxes. At the property tax hearings you can comment on the property tax programs and laws administered by the BOE or by counties, and suggest ways to resolve any problems identified in the Taxpayers' Rights Advocate's current Annual Report.
To learn more about the rights provided by the Taxpayers' Bill of Rights, please see publication 70, Understanding Your Rights as a California Taxpayer.
Please check this webpage early in 2017 for an announcement of the dates and locations for the 2017 Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearings. In addition, the public hearings are announced in the BOE's tax newsletters and with flyers and posters in Board of Equalization and county government offices. To be placed on a notification list, please contact the Taxpayers' Rights Advocate Office. You may also receive an email invitation to the 2017 hearings by subscribing to the Taxpayers' Bill of Rights BOE Updates list.