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Tax News Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Publication Revised

We recently revised publication FTB 4058, California Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights to include the 1997 and 1999 Bill of Rights updates. With this consolidation, FTB 4063 and FTB 4064 are no longer available.

In 1988, California enacted the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights. For the first time, legislation spelled out your rights as California taxpayers as well as our obligations to you.

In response to the federal Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2, in 1997 California enacted Taxpayers’ Rights Conformity Legislation. This legislation provided more protection of your rights as a California taxpayer.

To further guarantee your rights as state taxpayers, California’s lawmakers enacted the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Act of 1999.

We hope you will find this publication useful in assisting your clients with questions they may have about their rights.

To view or print the California Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights, go to and search for 4058.

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