FACT: California has some of the HIGHEST taxes in the nation;
yet Sacramento continues proposing BILLIONS in new taxes.
Every year, California's Legislature proposes billions in higher taxes and fees, which negatively impact small businesses and families.
In its latest “Tax Watch” report, the nonpartisan California Taxpayers Association has identified several bills and constitutional amendments that have been introduced in 2019. If enacted, these measures would more than double the amount of state taxes and fees already paid.
Despite an expected state budget surplus of nearly $21 billion, politicians continue to propose higher taxes and fees on the backs of workers, small businesses and families. California is already a high-tax state, with some of the steepest sales tax, personal income tax and corporate tax rates in the United States.
FACT: Higher taxes and fees hit the families who can least afford it the hardest.
California has the highest state-level sales tax rate in the country. When local sales tax rates are combined with the state rate, California still ranks in the top one-fifth of all states in the country, according to the Tax Foundation.
Higher sales taxes and increased costs for everyday goods and services due to over-regulation disproportionately hit the families who can least afford it the hardest – just another reason to oppose higher taxes and fees!
Enough is Enough. It’s time to tell legislators to keep their hands out of our pockets!