News Release
For Immediate Release
August 17, 2022
NR 22-04
Contact: Peter Kim

BOE to Hold its Annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing

Taxpayers and Stakeholders are Invited to Participate and Provide Input

Sacramento – The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) will hold its annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing on August 30, 2022, scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. in conjunction with the Board's August 2022 Meeting. Taxpayers and stakeholders are invited to attend in person, participate by phone, or submit comments online on items described in the BOE's Taxpayers' Rights Advocate's Annual Report, and share suggestions, comments, or concerns on California's property tax system. Taxpayers and stakeholders can also present any ideas or changes to the Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law or comment on their experiences or issues regarding BOE services.

“Californians fund schools, local communities, and state programs by paying property taxes and the Alcoholic Beverage Tax,” said BOE Chair Malia M. Cohen. “The BOE is constitutionally and statutorily responsible for the oversight of California's property tax system and the Alcoholic Beverage Tax, and taxpayers and stakeholders are strongly encouraged to participate and directly provide input to assist the Board in fulfilling its duties.”

Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 10:00 a.m.

How to Participate:
In person
450 N Street, Auditorium
Sacramento, CA 95814

By phone
1-877-336-4440, access code 4192718#

In writing
Submit written comments online in advance.

The 2022 Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing will be livestreamed on the BOE website.

The Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing is held in accordance with the Morgan Property Taxpayers' Bill of Rights and the California Taxpayers' Bill of Rights related to the Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law.

Additional information can be found on the Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing webpage and by viewing the public service announcement featuring Taxpayers' Rights Advocate Lisa Thompson.

The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is the only elected tax board in the country, and it is comprised of four Equalization District Members and the State Controller. Since 1879, the BOE's constitutional and statutory duties include the oversight of the 58 County Assessors to ensure assessment practices are uniform and consistent statewide. In addition, the BOE directly assesses the property of regulated railroads and certain public utilities, collects the Private Railroad Car Tax, and is responsible for the Alcoholic Beverage Tax and Tax on Insurers. BOE's critical role in property tax administration by promoting fair and equitable assessments protects the tax dollars that schools, local communities, and the State of California depend on every day.


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