News Release
For Immediate Release
July 20, 2021
NR 21-06
Contact: Yating Campbell
Office of Public Affairs

2021 Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Meeting: August 12

Offer Suggestions or Ideas about Business Taxes and Fees

Sacramento – Please join the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration's (CDTFA) annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights meeting online via Microsoft Teams on August 12, 2021. If you have ideas, suggestions, or concerns, we welcome you to attend the meeting.

Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: Virtual Meeting ∼ Online Video Meeting (via Microsoft Teams.) A link to the meeting will be available on the Taxpayers' Bill of Rights webpage.

This meeting is held annually to receive public input regarding CDTFA-administered business taxes, including sales and use taxes and special taxes and fees, such as fuel, tobacco, or cannabis taxes and lead-acid battery or tire fees.

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

About the 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 more than $73 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.