You’re invited to the annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing held by the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) on Tuesday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m. in Sacramento. This hearing gives taxpayers, assessors, and other local agencies the opportunity to provide comment on BOE-administered programs, local property tax issues, and on any items discussed in the BOE’s 2017-18 Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate’s Annual Report .
 
You may also present concerns regarding agency services or other issues related to the administration of the BOE’s tax programs, including state and county property taxes, alcoholic beverage tax, and tax on insurers. With respect to the alcoholic beverage tax, you may present ideas and recommendations regarding legislation which may further improve voluntary compliance and the relationship between taxpayers and government.
 
Enacted in 1994, the Morgan Property Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights requires the BOE to ensure the rights of California taxpayers are protected during the assessment and collection of property taxes. By law the BOE must conduct an annual Bill of Rights hearing open to the public. Additionally, the BOE has a Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate to ensure every taxpayer's rights are protected and to facilitate in the resolution of property tax problems.

I hope to see you there!