KernTax is a member-supported, 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation with the mission to bring about a more accountable, effective, efficient, and reliable government. Using a long-term view, KernTax’s actions are based on adopted values, common sense, and innovation. Founded in 1939, KernTax protects the interests of Kern County taxpayers.
KernTax views any government collection of funds through any financial conduit as taxation: an identified tax, a fee for government service, or a regulated rate structure. If it is excessive or inappropriate, KernTax must act by charter to educate and facilitate a resolution to ensure fair representation and treatment. KernTax does not seek subsidies; it seeks reasonable returns for our local taxpayers from all regulatory bodies and their agents for levied taxes, fees, or regulated services.