2013 Tax Advisory

What you don't know could be expensive. As Chair of the State Board of Equalization my goal is to help you pay the minimum amount of taxes, penalty and interest under the law.

April:

Jerome Horton, Chair of the California State Board of Equalization, announces that a recent survey by the National Treasury Employees Union found IRS members warning that tax refunds for identity theft victims could be delayed by six months to a year because of budget cuts. The agency currently has nearly 650,000 active identity fraud cases; and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has warned of billions in fraudulent refunds over the next five years unless identity theft is adequately addressed. To learn more about Tax Refunds for Identity Theft Victims contact your tax representative or visit www.irs.gov.

May:

Jerome Horton, Member of the Franchise Tax Board and Chair of the California State Board of Equalization, announced that IRS and Census Bureau data indicate that in 2006, the average U.S. household effectively paid an extra $3,300 to subsidize noncompliance by others. The gap between taxes owed and taxes paid currently is estimated to be approximately $400 billion annually. Mr. Horton said, "Our job is to protect California Taxpayers who make honest mistakes, however businesses operating in the underground economy are criminals who force us to subsidize their businesses by robbing us of badly needed revenue." To learn more on how the Board of Equalization is protecting business owners and combating the underground economy visit It's no deal for California and No deal for you.

District Offices

Culver City
5901 Green Valley Circle
Suite 200, 90230-6948
(PO Box 3652, 90231-3652)
Phone: 310-342-1000
Fax: 310-342-1061
Norwalk
12440 E. Imperial Highway
Suite 200, 90650-8397
(PO Box 409, 90651-0409)
Phone: 562-466-1694
Fax: 562-466-1598
Van Nuys
15350 Sherman Way
Suite 250, 91406-4203
(PO Box 7735, 91409-7735)
Phone: 818-904-2300
Fax: 818-901-5252
West Covina
1521 West Cameron Ave.
Suite 300, 91790-2738
(PO Box 1500, 91793-1500)
Phone: 626-480-7200