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Jerome Horton recognized by Franchise Tax Board

Board of Equalization member Jerome E. Horton (left) was recognized by the Franchise Tax Board Executive Officer Selvi Stanislaus as a strong advocate for California taxpayers and small businesses. Courtesy BOE Jerome Horton honored by Franchise

Board of Equalization member Jerome E. Horton (left) was recognized by the Franchise Tax Board Executive Officer Selvi Stanislaus as a strong advocate for California taxpayers and small businesses. Courtesy BOE

Jerome Horton honored by Franchise Tax Board as strong advocate for state taxpayers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.  – Board of Equalization member Jerome E. Horton was recognized by the Franchise Tax Board as a strong advocate for California taxpayers and small businesses and his many contributions to the efficiency of the agency during his tenure as chairman of the BOE and member of the tax board.

FTB Executive Officer Selvi Stanislaus presented the recognition on Dec. 7, 2018, at the BOE District 3 Office in El Segundo.

Horton served on the Franchise Tax Board from January 2011 through December 2015.  During Horton’s tenure with FTB he championed programs to help taxpayers pay the minimum amount of tax under the law and empowered taxpayers to capitalize on tax credits, state resources, and other benefits.

Key in Horton’s leadership was his work with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to help working families, seniors, and the disabled recapture millions in state and federal refunds through the California and Federal Earned Income Tax Credit program; state employment opportunities; and legislative efforts to preserve the middle class.

“I was deeply humbled and honored to be recognized by the Franchise Tax Board, and I commend Executive Officer Stanislaus for her strong and effective leadership in administering California’s franchise and income tax programs,” Horton said.

Horton’s legislative accomplishments also included authorship of criminal tax evasion laws; among them was AB 1418 that led to the BOE and FTB Top 500 tax delinquency lists. Since its enactment, the Top 500 list has resulted in $875 million in General Fund revenue collected.

During Horton’s tenure on the Franchise Tax Board, the agency excelled in customer service, technology improvements, and government efficiency and transparency measures with his guidance and support.

 

 

   

 

 

 

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