The California Board of Equalization (BOE) is one of the most powerful taxpayer referees in the Nation. Four of the BOE’s Members are elected from districts around the State. The State Controller joins the Board as the 5th Member.
The 5-member BOE hears appeals from citizens about tax disputes and often renders rulings that have broad impact over California tax policy. The BOE Chair also serves as the 3rd Member of the powerful Franchise Tax Board (FTB), which administers California’s tax system.
That’s why it’s so important that a strong taxpayer advocate and longtime businesswoman like Diane Harkey serve on the BOE. Diane Harkey will work with taxpayers and small business owners to resolve their cases in favor of the taxpayers, and she will oppose any attempts to broaden the scope of California’s tax policies.
Now, more than ever, taxpayers and small business owners need advocates at every level of government. That’s why so many business owners, families, and Republican elected leaders are supporting Diane Harkey for BOE.