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Taxpayers’ Bill Of Rights Meeting September 15

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) will hold the annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Meeting online via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. for the public to provide ideas and suggestions, or to raise concerns about CDTFA-administered business taxes, including sales and use taxes and special taxes and fees, such as fuel, tobacco, and cannabis.

A link to the virtual meeting will be available on the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights webpage.

“Our mission is to make life better for Californians by fairly and efficiently collecting the revenue that supports our essential public services,” said CDTFA Director Nick Maduros. “The ideas we receive at the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights meeting help us improve our programs and services, so I encourage the public to participate and offer suggestions.”

To participate as a speaker, if you have questions about the meeting, or if you need help using Microsoft Teams, contact CDTFA’s Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate Office by email or by calling toll-free at 1-888-324-2798.

Enacted in January 1989, the Harris-Katz California Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights ensures that the rights of California Taxpayers are protected during the assessment and collection of sales taxes. The Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights was expanded in 1993 to include special tax programs such as environmental fees, fuel taxes, and tobacco taxes.

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) administers California’s sales and use, fuel, tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis taxes, as well as a variety of other taxes and fees that fund specific state programs. CDTFA-administered programs accounted for more than $91 billion last fiscal year, supporting essential local services such as transportation, public safety and health, libraries, schools, social services, and natural resource management programs through the distribution of tax dollars going directly to local communities.