News Release

Contact: Francis Taylor
For Immediate Release
September 14, 2016
NR 78-16-H

Jerome E. Horton, 3rd District Board of Equalization Member,
Hosts Seminar for Chinese Taxation Bureau

Sacramento – California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Member Jerome E. Horton will host a seminar for a Chinese delegation from the Shenzhen Taxation Bureau on September 15, 2016 at the BOE Glendale District Office. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will feature presentations on property taxes, special taxes, sales tax, outreach, and district operations. The delegation consists of 20 tax administrators from the city of Shenzhen and is being hosted by the U.S.-China Business Training Center based in the City of Industry, Calif.

"As globalization continues to edge into our domestic economy, it is good that best accounting practices are shared with our international trading partners," said Member Horton. "The seminar for the Chinese delegation will provide an opportunity for the mutual exchange on how we administer our tax and fee programs."

Re-elected in 2014, Member Jerome E. Horton 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. He was first elected to the Board of Equalization in 2010. Member Horton also serves as the Board of Equalization's Property Tax Committee Chair. He is the first to serve on the Board of Equalization with more than 21 years of experience at the BOE. Horton previously served as an Assembly Member of the California State Assembly from 2000-2006.

The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board. The BOE collects $60.5 billion annually in taxes and fees supporting state and local government services. It hears business tax appeals, acts as the appellate body for franchise and personal income tax appeals, and serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes. For more information on other taxes and fees in California, visit the California Tax Service Center.

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