News Release
For Immediate Release
August 31, 2023
NR 23-10
Contact: Yating Campbell
Office of Public Affairs

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
Announces New Taxpayers' Rights Advocate

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) announced the selection of Claudette Yang as the Department's new Taxpayers' Rights Advocate and Small Business Liaison.

CDTFA's Taxpayers' Rights Advocate Office assists taxpayers who are unable to resolve a matter through normal channels, when they want information regarding procedures, or when there are potential rights violations in an audit or the collection of taxes or fees.

Ms. Yang, a resident of Fair Oaks, began her career with the Board of Equalization (BOE) in 1993 as a tax representative in the Sacramento Office. She has held several positions during her tenure at the BOE and CDTFA, including in the Tax Policy Bureau, Offer in Compromise Section, Field Operations Division, and as a Technical Advisor in the Director's Office.

"Claudette's knowledge and experience give her a unique perspective to help taxpayers navigate our tax processes," said CDTFA Director Nick Maduros. "Claudette and her team in the Office of the Taxpayers' Rights Advocate stand ready to help taxpayers and are a powerful voice for their rights."

Ms. Yang earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton, in 1993.

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) administers California's sales and use, fuel, tobacco, alcohol, cannabis taxes, and other taxes and fees that fund specific state programs. CDTFA-administered programs accounted for more than $94.2 billion last fiscal year, supporting essential local services such as transportation, public safety and health, libraries, schools, social services, and natural resource management programs through the distribution of tax dollars going directly to local communities.