CA Fwd Criteria

THE CHALLENGE

More than a dozen major tax proposals are moving through the Legislature or toward the November 2016 ballot—some of them aimed at resolving some of California’s longest-standing tax issues. Before these ideas are finalized, Californians have an opportunity to consider not just how much money each measure would raise or who would pay—but how they will impact the state’s fiscal system, governance practices, and policy choices.

THE CRITERIA

To broaden the conversation, CA Fwd has developed criteria for assessing today’s tax proposals--encouraging Californians to think about whether these measures meet generally accepted principles of taxation and how well they support the state’s goals. See pg. 21 of From Revenue to Results: Considering today’s tax proposals to read more about the criteria. A summary of each element is provided below.

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THE CRITERIA: DO THIS YEAR'S TAX PROPOSALS…?

...promote equity and fairness? ...produce adequate revenue? ...increase fiscal stability? ...encourage economic growth? ...align revenue control and responsibility for services? ...mitigate disparities among communities? ...improve the relationship between state and local government?

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