News Release
For Immediate Release
June 15, 2020

NR 20-09
Contact: Kathryn Hall
Office of Public Affairs
916-327-8988

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Holds Annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Meeting

Sacramento – Please join the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration's (CDTFA) annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights meeting in Sacramento on August 13, 2020. If you have ideas, suggestions, concerns, or just want to hear about the administration and oversight of California’s business taxes, we welcome you to attend the meeting. Here are the details:

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: Will be held virtually: Video Online Meeting (via Microsoft Teams)

This meeting is held on an annual basis to receive public input regarding business taxes including sales and use taxes, and special taxes and fees, such as fuel taxes, tobacco taxes, and cannabis taxes.

To request online access to the meeting, please email prior to August 1, 2020, with your name and email address. Your invitation will include instructions on how to access Microsoft Teams.

If you would like to be scheduled as a speaker, or if you have questions about the meeting, or how to use Microsoft Teams, please contact CDTFA's Taxpayers' Rights Advocate Office or by calling toll-free at 888-324-2798.

About Taxpayers' Bill of Rights:
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 account for over $70 billion annually which in turn supports local essential 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.