Fact sheet and calculator flyer (pdf)

Fact sheet plus death tax calculator. Print it out or email it to friends and neighbors. Download just the fact sheet or download both pages so people can calculate how the death tax will impact their own family.

Text of the initiative (pdf)

Read the Repeal the Death Tax Act full text.

Death Tax Calculator

How much will the death tax cost your family if it is not repealed? Use the calculator below and find out!

These totals don’t even include local taxes and bonds added to property tax bills. We must REPEAL THE DEATH TAX so parents can once again transfer property to their kids without triggering reassessment. Donate TODAY to protect your family.

Contact your state representatives

Click the tabs below for sample messages and contact information.

Send a letter to the editor

Use the tool below to find contact information for a newspaper in your community. You can send the sample letter, or tell your own story about how Prop. 19 will impact your family. Letters to the editor are generally best kept to about 200 words in length and should be signed with your name, city and contact phone or email.

Sample letter: 

To the editor,

Proposition 19 had a little-noticed provision in it that will cause families to have to sell homes and small businesses that parents had hoped to pass on to their children. Prop. 19 repealed Proposition 58, which was placed on the ballot in 1986 by a unanimous vote of the Legislature, then passed with the approval of over 75% of state voters. Prop. 58 protected family properties from reassessment when transferred between parents and children. Without it, property will be reassessed to market value when it is passed to children, and the property taxes will be sharply higher. This will force many families to sell properties, including small family businesses, after parents worked so hard for so many years to pay for them. 

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has filed an initiative to repeal the changes that Prop. 19 made to the intergenerational transfer and restore the law back to the way it was before. To further protect families, the measure adds an adjustment for inflation to the exclusion from reassessment for a limited amount of other property in addition to the primary residence.

To get this initiative on the ballot, HJTA needs our help. Find out how at: 

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