Petition for Redetermination
If you received a California State Board of Equalization bill for the 2012-13 Fire Prevention Fee and you object to this fee, you may be eligible for a refund. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) appeared before a judge ruling on the HJTA lawsuit. HJTA claims the fee is a tax and is illegal. HJTA recommends paying the amount on your 2012-13 Fire Prevention Fee invoice by the due date and submitting a Petition for Redetermination with a Reason for Petition attachment and a copy of your payment check as proof of payment. It is further suggested you attach your Alpine County Property Tax Bill to the Petition. HJTA suggests mailing the forms to three organizations listed on the HJTA website, by the date your bill is due. By doing this you will be eligible to participate in the class action law suit and for a possible refund. Otherwise you will be excluded. See http://www.hjta.org/ for instructions and the fillable Petition form and attachment. Even if you have already mailed your payment, you can submit the petition documentation, as long as it is postmarked by the due date your bill is due.
John and Gloria Dralla, RLAWC