The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has filed a lawsuit (HJTA v. CAL FIRE) that is before the courts that contends, “The fire fee is really an illegal tax under Proposition 13.”
The lawsuit is challenging the fee and seeking refunds for people who have filed a timely Petition for Redetermination. To be eligible for a refund you must file a petition form within 30 days from the date printed on the notice to pay the Fire Prevention Fee.
Board Member Harkey’s office will also be hosting a Telephone Townhall on Wednesday May 13, 2015 featuring a panel of experts including:
George Runner, Vice Chair of the Board of Equalization
State Senator Mike Morrell, representing the 23rd Senate District
Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
If you need help or have questions about preserving your right to a refund or filling out the attached petition paperwork, please contact staff that are ready to serve you at: 1-949-724-2578 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.