Volume 01 | June 2019
Welcome to the first edition of my newsletter!
I am honored to serve nearly ten million Californian’s in District 2 of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) and millions of Californians as a member of the Franchise Tax Board (FTB).

Every day, I am working hard to represent you on California’s tax boards to make sure taxpayers like you have voice in state government. I am always happy to hear from constituents in my district! If you have questions or need assistance, please contact me or members of my team at 1-415-557-3000 or email me at MaliaCohen@boe.ca.gov . We look forward to hearing from you.
Around the District
Chair of the Board of Equalization
 It’s been an eventful few months at the California State Board of Equalization (BOE). I’ve enjoyed working on the issues that are affecting District 2.
I was u nanimously elected as Chair of the BOE and have presided over several Board Meetings hearing about issues that impact my constituents. You can watch online and find more information about the monthly board meetings on the BOE's website .
Disaster Relief
Governor Newsom declared a State of Emergency due to the severe storms in the following counties: Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Los Angeles, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Tuolumne , Trinity, Ventura, and Yolo. You can learn more about property tax disaster relief you may qualify for on my helpful resources webpage .
Chair Malia M. Cohen with attendee at the Family Wealth Forum.
Family Wealth Forum
San Francisco Assessor Chu's Family Wealth Forum offered free one-on-one counseling with experts, as well as multilingual workshops with topics including access for affordable housing, estate planning 101, property tax transfers and savings for families.

For more information on the Family Wealth Forum, visit the San Francisco Assessor-Recorder's website .
A Look Ahead
The FTB is redesigning their website to help you find what you're looking for and complete your tasks quicker and easier. Their new and improved website is set to launch on June 23, 2019.

Did you know you can check your refund status online on the FTB's website ? You can also pay online for free using your bank account with their Web Pay service.
The BOE's Annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing will be Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at approximately 10 am in the Board hearing room in Sacramento at 450 N Street. Come present your ideas and concerns about property taxes at this public hearing.

For more information on the hearing, visit www.boe.ca.gov .
District 2 Spotlight
San Francisco City and County
The District 2 spotlight features San Francisco City and County . Did you know San Francisco was originally called Yerba Buena and that there are more than 50 hills within the city limits? San Francisco’s elected Assessor-Recorder is Carmen Chu. The Assessor-Recorder, among other things, locates all taxable property in the County and identifies ownership, establishes a taxable value for all property subject to taxation, and lists the value of all property on the assessment roll. Assessor-Recorder Chu is a member of the California Assessors’ Association, where she sits on the Finance Committee and the Standards Committee. In addition, she serves as Secretary for the Bay Area Assessors’ Association. In 2014, she was appointed to the Committee on County Tax Collecting Procedures, a body committed to advising the Controller on prescribing tax levying and collecting procedures . Find out more about her at sfassessor.org .
Cohen's Corner
I had an opportunity to stop by and see the new Tehama County exhibit at the California State Capitol. Tehama is one of our district's northern counties.
A chance to see where the magic happens as I visited with the media productions team while they prepare to broadcast our Board Meetings online.
I took a tour and talked to our hardworking BOE employees with my fellow Board Members.
BOE Chair Malia M. Cohen stands with FTB employee with a Keep Calm and File On t-shirt.
As the Chair of the BOE, I serve as a member of the FTB, the agency responsible for collecting California’s personal income taxes. I was very excited to attend my first meeting in March and I met many employees working hard to process the tax returns sent in for the tax filing season by the April 15th tax deadline.
I met with  Grass Valley Councilmember and President of the League of California Cities Jan Arbuckle, Yountville Mayor and Second Vice President of the League of California Cities  John Dunbar , and Executive Director Carolyn Coleman.
Celebrating March as Women's History month with a presentation at the Board Meeting to acknowledge all the hard work done by the women leaders at the BOE. Keep up the good work!
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