HJTA announces Repeal the Death Tax Act will miss the November 2022 ballot

SACRAMENTO—The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced today that its Repeal the Death Tax initiative did not secure the needed signatures in time to qualify for the November ballot, but lauded the efforts of more than 13,000 volunteers who collected over 402,000 signatures to reverse the tax hike that was a little-known provision of 2020’s Proposition 19.

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Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
921 11th Street, Suite 1201
Sacramento, CA 95814


HJTA Sacramento office 916-444-9950
HJTA Los Angeles office: 213-384-9656
Email: [email protected]

Urgent Message from Jon Coupal

There has been a change to California law that could wreck your family’s plans to pass property from parents to children.

Proposition 19, passed narrowly in November 2020, took away the ability of parents to transfer property to their children without reassessment. Now, with only limited exceptions, property will be reassessed to market value when passed from parents to children, resulting in a massive property tax increase so costly that children may be forced to sell family properties because they can’t afford the annual tax bill. If those family-owned properties are apartment buildings, tenants could see rent increases or even be evicted if the buildings are sold.

Our Repeal the Death Tax initiative needs a million signatures of registered voters by April 15 to get on the 2022 ballot. Can I count on your help? It’s easy. We’ll mail you an official petition to sign and invite friends to sign. Or you can get the petition at one of our pick-up locations.

Please don’t delay! The deadline is coming up fast.

With urgent thanks,

Jon Coupal
President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association