California Must Adopt An Effective, Planned Fiscal Policy
The Legislature continues to pass hundreds of vague, unclear tax policies and unenforceable regulations, and in doing so has created uncertainty among California businesses.
With consistently high unemployment and total workforce numbers declining, our State cannot recover unless our people can find living-wage jobs. To do so requires a more friendly business climate that induces job creators to remain, grow and expand in our Great State.
As referees in tax disputes between the State and taxpayers, the Board of Equalization, and by extension the Franchise Tax Board, have grown in their reach over California’s tax system, stepping in to clarify uncertainties, define taxes, determine regulatory compliance, and adjudicate penalties.
It is essential to elect pro-taxpayer, pro-business members to the Board of Equalization who understand this need for a comprehensive, effective fiscal policy.
To facilitate employment and grow California’s economy, I believe…
- Taxpayers deserve a state government that is lean, efficient, and effective.
- State policy must facilitate the free market and support a robust economy.
- Our tax system must encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and small business growth.
- Government must remember that is serves the people, not the other way around.
As a member of the Board of Equalization, I will work to:
- Clarify uncertainties in tax law so that businesses can properly plan.
- Structure tax law in a way that accommodates the needs of the business cycle, not the government cycle.
- Oppose attempts to implement a retroactive tax or penalty.
- Halt attempts by state bureaucrats to expand a new tax or law beyond the original legislative intent.
- Work with large and small businesses to fully understand the current business climate and build policies that promote growth.
- Encourage the Franchise Tax Board when auditing, to shorten timelines, minimizing the intrusion such that the entire process is more respectful to individuals and businesses, saving time and money for taxpayers and the state alike.