Background

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.

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Call now to repeal and refund the fire tax!

YOUR PHONE CALLS ARE NEEDED NOW: On Wednesday, April 18, the Senate Governance and Finance Committee will hear Senate Bill 1044. HJTA SUPPORTS THIS BILL, which would permanently repeal the State Responsibility Fire Prevention Fee, otherwise known as the fire tax, and...

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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Fire Tax To Be Repealed?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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