For Immediate Release
October 12, 2022
Contact: Peter Kim
BOE to Hold Annual Meeting with County Assessors
Sacramento – The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) will hold its annual meeting with the 58 County Assessors on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in conjunction with the October 2022 Board Meeting.
“Ensuring property tax assessments are fair, effective, and efficient requires strong collaboration between the BOE and County Assessors,” said BOE Chair Malia M. Cohen. “The Board looks forward to this year's annual meeting to further identify and address common challenges while finding ways to improve administering California's $85 billion property tax system.”
The BOE is required by law to hold a meeting with County Assessors at least once a year to discuss issues focused on the administration of assessment and taxation laws, and ways to promote uniformity statewide. Throughout the past year, the BOE and County Assessors have met and worked closely together to address the ongoing implementation of Proposition 19 (2020) and other property tax administration issues.
The upcoming meeting will provide another opportunity to discuss further ways to strengthen the long-standing partnership.
The annual meeting will be livestreamed on the BOE website.
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.