California’s State and Local Revenue System

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California’s State and Local Revenue System

Abstract

On November 3, 2020, Californians will vote on Proposition 15, also known as the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2020. The proposition would require commercial and industrial properties to be taxed based on their market value rather than on their purchase price. This brief compares California’s revenue system with national trends. We detail how Proposition 13 shifted revenue collection away from local property taxes toward state income taxes and the fiscal consequences of this change.

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