KernTax is a member-supported, 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation with the mission to bring about more accountable, effective, efficient, reliable local governments. We base our actions on common sense, innovation, the long-term view, and craft positions based on adopted values. Founded in 1939, KernTax is the guard dog protecting the interests of Kern County taxpayers.
KernTax views any government collection of funds through any financial conduit to be taxation, be it identified as a tax, a fee for government service, or a regulated rate structure. If it is excessive or not appropriate, KernTax must, by charter, act to educate and facilitate resolution and ensure fair representation and treatment. We do not seek subsidies; we seek a reasonable return to our local citizens from all regulatory bodies and their agents for levied taxes, fees, or regulated services.