The State of California has suspended the State Fire Prevention Fee as of July 1, 2017 forward.  We continue to advocate for refunds to class members and a declaration that the fee was an illegal tax under Propositions 13 and 26.


HJTA to appeal court ruling dismissing fire-tax lawsuit

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association plans to appeal today's decision by the Sacramento Superior Court dismissing their legal challenge against the state's past collection of a "fire prevention fee" from rural homeowners. "Dismissal of this case was an abuse of...

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Fire Tax To Be Repealed?

Over the last year, politicians in Sacramento have been negotiating the extension of California’s so-called “cap and trade” law which is intended to address the issue of climate change.  Last night, the governor and legislative leaders announced a proposal...

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Fire Tax Update – June 2017

A big thank you to all who have submitted information about their experience with the fire fee. We heard from over one thousand of you! As a result, we received hundreds of affidavits demonstrating the illegitimacy of the fee all over California. We will attach these...

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