News Release

Contact: Office of Public Affairs
For Immediate Release
May 22, 2015
NR 46-15-G

2015 Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearings in Sacramento May 27

Sacramento – Anyone with ideas, suggestions, or concerns about the administration and oversight of California's business and property taxes is invited to attend the Board of Equalization' (BOE) annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights hearings in Sacramento on May 27, 2015. Attendees may speak directly to the elected Members of the Board of Equalization.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Board of Equalization Headquarters Building
450 N Street, 1st Floor Board Room
Sacramento, CA 95814

Two back-to-back hearings will be held, one to receive public input regarding business taxes (sales and use taxes, environmental fees, fuel taxes, and excise taxes), and the other regarding property taxes. Those interested in attending are invited to contact the BOE Taxpayers' Rights Advocate Office by calling toll-free 1-888-324-2798, or online at The hearings will also be broadcast live.

Enacted in January 1989, the Harris-Katz California Taxpayers' Bill of Rights requires the BOE to ensure that the rights of California taxpayers are protected during the assessment and collection of sales and uses taxes. The Taxpayers' Bill of Rights was expanded in 1993 to include special tax programs such as excise, fuel, and alcohol taxes, and the Morgan Property Taxpayers' Bill of Rights was added in 1994. The Board is required by law to conduct public Bill of Rights hearings annually.

Editorís note: Public Service Announcements are available for your use.

More information about the Taxpayers' Rights Advocate Office:

The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board that serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes.

Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation, and is not considered written advice under Revenue and Taxation Code section 6596. Changes in law or regulations may have occurred since the time this news release was written. If there is a conflict between the text of this news release and the law, decisions will be based upon the law and not this news release. For specific help, please contact the BOE at 1-800-400-7115.