Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing

As required by section 5906 of The Morgan Property Taxpayers' Bill of Rights, the State Board of Equalization (BOE) holds an annual public hearing for property taxes to listen to your suggestions, comments, and concerns. Additionally, the public hearing is held in accordance with section 32463 of the California Taxpayers' Bill of Rights to allow taxpayers and industry representatives to present their proposals on changes to the Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law which may further improve voluntary compliance and the relationship between taxpayers and government.

The hearing provides an opportunity for taxpayers, County Assessors, and other local agency representatives to provide comments on items discussed in the most recent Taxpayers' Rights Advocate's Annual Report; as well as present ideas, concerns, and input on the quality of the agency's service related to the BOE's administration of its programs. At the hearing anyone can comment on the property tax programs administered by the BOE or local county agencies statewide; as well as present ideas on legislation for the Alcoholic Beverage Tax as described above. The hearing provides a venue for parties to identify ways to resolve any problems identified in the Taxpayers' Rights Advocate's current Annual Report. The Taxpayers' Rights Advocate's Annual Report for the upcoming August 27, 2024 hearing date is for fiscal year 2022-2023, which was published in February 2024.

All taxpayers and stakeholders are invited to sign up to receive announcements electronically about upcoming Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearings at no charge.

2024 Hearing Date

Tuesday, August 27, 2024

The hearing is scheduled to be conducted in-person and any individual may participate remotely, please refer to the Board Meetings page for more information.

About the hearing – if you wish to make comments

At the public hearing, you are welcome to provide comments on any items described in the Taxpayers' Rights Advocate's report or concerning an issue that you may be currently working with the Taxpayers' Rights Advocate Office. Although you are not required to make advance arrangements to speak at a taxpayers' bill of rights hearing, please contact the Taxpayers' Rights Advocate (TRA) Office beforehand to let them know the nature of your topic so the TRA office can be responsive to your needs.

Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing Electronic Appearance Form

2024 Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing on Tuesday, August 27, 2024
May Lee State Office Complex Auditorium, 651 Bannon Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

The submission of written comments through the Electronic Appearance Form is now open. To participate in the Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing on Tuesday, August 27, 2024 beginning at 10:00 a.m., please dial toll-free 1-877-336-4440, access code 4192718# to comment by phone, or attend the hearing in-person in the auditorium located at May Lee State Office Complex Auditorium, 651 Bannon Street, Sacramento, CA 95811.

If you wish to speak before the State Board of Equalization at the public hearing, or have your issues submitted as part of the public record, please enter your name, title, company, account number, taxpayer's name (if you are representing someone else), a brief description of the issues you would like to discuss, and contact information. The information you provide will be used to introduce you to the Board, identify you in the record of this hearing, and send you information after this hearing. Submitting this form is voluntary. You may speak at this meeting regardless of whether you complete this form (Government Code section 11124).

**All fields are optional.**

Type of Tax

Access to Historical Information

Webcasts for past Taxpayers' Bill of Rights hearings and information on past hearing responses are available through the TRA's historical information page.