Media Alert
For Immediate Release
May 21, 2020
Contact: Jean Nakano

State Board of Equalization Chairman Antonio Vazquez to Discuss Property Tax Relief for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

State Board of Equalization (BOE) Chairman Antonio Vazquez will discuss Governor Newsom's May 6, 2020 Executive Order in an interview on KTNQ 1020AM | Univision to provide details on what the order means for California business owners. The interview will be conducted in Spanish.

Governor Gavin Newsom issued the Executive Order on May 6, 2020 to extend the tax filing deadline for Business Personal Property Tax Statements by nearly a month, from May 7, 2020 to May 31, 2020.

BOE Chairman Vazquez and Vice Chair Mike Schaefer had worked collaboratively with the Governor's office throughout the previous month to obtain relief for business personal property taxpayers whose businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Antonio Vazquez, Chairman, State Board of Equalization

Friday, May 22, 2020 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Listen to KTNQ 1020AM | Univision Radio in Southern California

About the Board of Equalization

The BOE administers three tax programs that produce revenue essential to our state. The Board hears appeals from public utility assessments and serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes by issuing rules and regulations, establishing the tax values of railroads and specified privately-held public utilities, and overseeing the assessment practices of the state's 58 county assessors.

Public Board meetings offer taxpayers and other interested parties the opportunity to participate in the formulation of rules and regulations adopted by the Board and to interact with the Members as they carry out their official duties. The Board meets monthly.

Elected on November 6, 2018, Board Member Antonio Vazquez is the Third District Member of the California State Board of Equalization, representing more than 9.5 million residents in Los Angeles, a portion of San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. Vazquez previously served on the Santa Monica City Council for over 10 years, including holding the offices of Mayor Pro Tempore in 2015 and Mayor in 2016.

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.