Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearings

As required by The Morgan Property Taxpayers' Bill of Rights, The Board of Equalization (BOE) holds annual public hearings for property taxes to listen to your suggestions, comments, and concerns.

This year, Property Taxpayers' Bill of Rights hearings will be held at the locations listed below starting at approximately 1:30 p.m.:

July 27, 2017
City of Irvine Civic Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606
August 29, 2017
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
450 N Street, 1st Floor, Board Room
Sacramento, CA 95814

On July 27, 2017, the newly established California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) will host a meeting to provide business taxpayers a forum to share their suggestions, comments and concerns.

The business taxes meeting and the property tax hearing give you an opportunity to present – in person or in writing – your ideas, concerns, and recommendations regarding legislation, the quality of agency services, and other issues related to the CDTFA's and the BOE's administration of their respective tax programs. At the business taxes meeting you can comment on the administration of sales and use taxes, environmental fees, fuel taxes, and excise taxes administered by the CDTFA. At the property tax hearings you can comment on the property tax programs and laws administered by the BOE, and identify ways to resolve any problems identified in the Taxpayers' Rights Advocate's current Annual Report.

Please plan to arrive prior to the posted start time if you intend to make a presentation, to ensure that you have an opportunity to be heard.

Although you are not required to make advance arrangements to speak, it will help us to prepare if you contact the Taxpayers' Rights Advocate (TRA) Office beforehand to let them know your topic. If your proposal is complex or extensive, we encourage you to submit it in advance to the TRA Office, and then summarize it in your oral presentation. If you intend to bring written materials with you to the hearing, please check with the TRA Office regarding the number of copies needed.

To learn more about the rights provided by the Taxpayers' Bill of Rights, please see publication 70, Understanding Your Rights as a California Taxpayer or visit the website at

Responses to Presenters: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016