For Immediate Release
September 19, 2023
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, September 27, 2023, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in conjunction with the September 2023 Board Meeting.
“The enduring collaboration between the BOE and County Assessors protects the integrity of California's property tax system,” said BOE Chair Antonio Vazquez. “The Board always looks forward to convening this annual meeting to tackle the pressing topics at the forefront of property taxation.”
The BOE is required by law to meet with County Assessors at least once a year to discuss issues focused on administering property taxation and promoting 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), workforce planning, property tax exemptions, and other issues related to property tax administration.
The upcoming meeting will provide another opportunity to discuss further ways to strengthen the longstanding 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.