Kern County Taxpayers Association (KernTax) is pleased to announce its 80th Anniversary of working to protect the interest of Kern County taxpayers. Founded in 1939, KernTax has worked to ensure that all local taxpayers are represented and treated fairly by any governmental body that collects funds as a tax, fee for service, or through a regulated rate structure.
The KernTax mission is to bring about more accountable, effective, efficient, and reliable government by crafting positions based on common sense, innovation, and the long-term view. KernTax strongly believes that all taxes and fees must be fair, understandable, cost effective, and good for the economy and that expenditures must be fiscally responsible, economically sustainable, and societally equitable. With industry leaders representing education, healthcare, and oil among others, KernTax acts as the guard dog to protect taxpayers’ rights and fiscal security as it relates to governmental fees and spending.