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,...

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...

Legislation seeks to delay new tax increase on California property

A new bill that would defer implementation of Proposition 19 – a ballot measure that passed by a small margin in November – is designed to provide relief to families and businesses now facing unexpected tax bills. Proposition 19 would force the reassessment to market value of property transferred within...

Prop. 19 poses challenges to taxpayers, assessors

By Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang As a long-time reader, first-time writer in The Downey Patriot, I want to briefly introduce myself and my office.  As the LA County Assessor, I am one of three Countywide elected officials - the other two being better known than me - the...