California Taxpayers' Association

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California Taxpayers' Association
The California Taxpayers' Association (Cal-Tax) is a non-profit research and advocacy organization based in California. The organization was founded in 1926.

Cal-Tax produces legislative analysis, "tax fact" briefings, reports on government waste, fraud and mismanagement, and ballot measure analysis.


According to its website, Cal-Tax was founded "to protect taxpayers from unnecessary taxes and to promote government efficiency." [1].


Teresa Casazza was appointed as Cal-Tax president in January 2008. She is a certified public accountant and tax expert who formerly served as Cal-Tax vice-president and legislative director. She is the organization's 10th chief executive.

Her background includes:

  • Eleven years, vice-president of state public policy, American Electronics Association.
  • Eight years, state and local tax manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers.


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