Understanding Your Property Tax Bill December 9, 2015

What are the different charges on a California property tax bill?


Fiscal Outlook: Property Taxes More Steady Than Home Prices November 18, 2015

Our Fiscal Outlook assumes continued growth in assessed values.


Ending the Triple Flip February 3, 2015

With the upcoming end of the "triple flip," a complex, decade-old mechanism affecting state and local finances in California, we have received several inquiries seeking a basic understanding of what the triple flip is and how its end will work exactly. This note addresses those issues.


Counties, Cities, Special Districts Receive Variety of Revenues December 16, 2014

The property tax is the largest source of local tax revenue for all local governments combined.


Allocation of Property Tax Has Varied Over Time December 16, 2014

Since passage of Proposition 13 in 1978, the allocation of local property taxes has changed several times.


California Governments Rely on a Variety of Taxes December 16, 2014

The state government and local governments, respectively, rely on different tax revenue sources.


Local Governments Getting Some Taxes Formerly Allocated to Redevelopment December 8, 2014

In February 2012, over 400 redevelopment agencies were dissolved, and the process of unwinding their financial affairs began.