HJTA announces Repeal the Death Tax Act will miss the November 2022 ballot

SACRAMENTO—The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced today that its Repeal the Death Tax initiative did not secure the needed signatures in time to qualify for the November ballot, but lauded the efforts of more than 13,000 volunteers who collected over 402,000 signatures to reverse the tax hike that was a little-known provision of 2020’s Proposition 19.

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“It’s hard to imagine anything more callous than the government sending a giant tax bill to a bereaved family, but thanks to Proposition 19, many California families will have that unfortunate experience”
Jon Coupal
President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Sign the petition to Repeal the Death Tax

  • Parents should be able to transfer property to their children WITHOUT triggering reassessment and a HUGE TAX INCREASE.

  • Voters were TRICKED INTO REMOVING that protection from state law when they passed Prop. 19 in November 2020.

  • The Repeal the Death Tax initiative will RESTORE this important taxpayer protection for California families.

  • FAMILIES benefit because the death of a parent won’t trigger an UNAFFORDABLE TAX HIKE.

  • RENTERS benefit because this measure stops sudden reassessment of family-owned apartment buildings, which could lead to higher rents or eviction if the landlord dies.

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