Another Voice: California voters should repeal the Death Tax

"For many Californians, a home or small business is their primary means of building a legacy to pass on to their children or grandchildren. The Death Tax destroys this dream," writes Kerry Smith, president of Commercial Loan Corp. Click here to read the article in the Sacramento Business Journal.

Death tax ballot initiative to “fix” last year’s Proposition 19 tax hike

In November 2020, California voters unfortunately narrowly approved Proposition 19, which is known as “The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act.” Under Proposition 19, homeowners 55 and older or that are disabled pay lower property taxes when moving to a new,...

Opinion: Repealing Death Tax will help family businesses stay afloat

The COVID-19 pandemic hit many family-owned businesses hard. Now as California emerges from the crisis, those businesses are still struggling to stay afloat. There are 1.4 million family businesses in California. They provide jobs for seven million Californians. These businesses improvised, innovated and gave their blood, sweat and tears to...

Do progressives support gentrification?

By Jon Coupal Support is growing for the idea that parents can help their families climb the economic ladder by building generational wealth through property ownership. Surprisingly, this support has even been spotted in the opinion pages of the Los Angeles Times. It’s surprising because the Times has previously taken...

California’s tax on inherited properties hurts minority communities

Housing. It’s an issue full of inequities that continue to impact minority and Black families in California. Whether it was redlining in the 1930s, a discriminatory practice of denying financial services to residents of certain areas based on their race or ethnicity, or racist language embedded in property records, people...

HOWARD JARVIS GROUP AIMS TO KILL “DEATH TAX”

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is recruiting an army of volunteers for a new initiative to repeal the “death tax” that was a little-noticed provision in last November’s Proposition 19. HJTA filed the initiative, No. 21-0015, with the attorney general’s office in August and is aiming to qualify the measure...

HJTA Files Initiative to Repeal the Death Tax Imposed by Proposition 19

SACRAMENTO—The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed an initiative with the attorney general’s office on Thursday that aims to reverse the tax increase on parent-child transfers of property that was part of Proposition 19, a constitutional amendment narrowly passed in November 2020. “Many voters did not realize that Prop. 19 took...

HJTA announces support for ACA 9 to reverse new inheritance tax

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association today announced its strongest support for Assembly Constitutional Amendment 9, introduced by Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Granite Bay) on Monday. ACA 9 would reverse the new inheritance tax on property passed from parents to children, a little-noticed part of Proposition 19 affecting middle-class families that have...