For Immediate Release
August 10, 2021
Contact: Peter Kim
California State Board of Equalization Holds 2021 Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing Virtually
Taxpayers and Stakeholders are Invited to Join and Participate
Sacramento – The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) will hold its annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing virtually via teleconference on August 24, 2021. Taxpayers and stakeholders are invited to provide comments on items described in the BOE's Taxpayers' Rights Advocate's Annual Report, and share suggestions, comments or concerns on California's property tax system. Taxpayers and stakeholders can also present any ideas or changes to the Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law or present their experiences or issues regarding BOE services.
“The BOE is responsible for the oversight of the assessment practices of the nearly $7 trillion in property values throughout California and the $369 million Alcoholic Beverage Tax Program,” said BOE Chairman Antonio Vazquez. “This is an important opportunity for all taxpayers and stakeholders to directly provide input to their elected representatives and share any improvements needed or challenges they may have had during the past year.”
Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
How to Participate:
The virtual 2021 Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing will be livestreamed on the BOE website. Taxpayers and stakeholders can submit comments in advance by emailing or dialing toll-free to 1-877-226-8189, access code 4898770# on the day of to present during the hearing.
The Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing is held in accordance with the Morgan Property Taxpayers' Bill of Rights and the California Taxpayers' Bill of Rights related to the Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law.
The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is the only elected tax board in the country, and it is comprised of four Equalization District Members and the State Controller. Since 1879, the BOE's constitutional and statutory duties include the oversight of the 58 County Assessors to ensure assessment practices are uniform and consistent statewide. In addition, the BOE directly assesses the property of regulated railroads and certain public utilities, collects the Private Railroad Car Tax, and is responsible for the Alcoholic Beverage Tax and Tax on Insurers. BOE's critical role in property tax administration by promoting fair and equitable assessments protects the tax dollars that schools, local communities, and the State of California depend on every day.