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  • Archive for January 21st, 2011

    Jan 21

    2011 RETAIL LEASING SYMPOSIUM

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    Join ICSC in San Francisco and receive 5.0 CLE credits at a special symposium for lawyers and real estate professionals in the industry focusing on issues related to retail leasing agreement.  This program will cover everything from compensation and commission to a report on new laws impacting the California commercial real estate industry. Click here for more information and to register.

    Jan 21

    FEDERAL REVIEW OF REGULATIONS ORDERED BY PRESIDENT

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    Last week, President Barack Obama issued an executive order aimed at improving the federal regulations and directing agencies to conduct regulatory review.  We applaud the President for moving forward with this review and hope that it will help improve the nation’s business climate.  BOMA California has been advocating similar actions at the state level and believes that this action may provide a pathway for our state to conduct a similar review and implement improvements that will cut unnecessary bureaucracy. 

    Click here to read the President’s Executive Order.

    Jan 21

    BILLS TO IMPROVE CURRENT SALES TAX COLLECTION WILL HELP BUDGET

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    Rex Hime, President and CEO of California Business Properties Association, has written an op/ed to discuss several bills that have been introduced in the Legislature that have the potential to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in uncollected sales taxes. 

    “California has an opportunity this year to make a real positive impact on small businesses by fixing an outdated e-commerce law that unfairly puts them at a disadvantage. This loophole was created almost two decades ago and has now produced a seriously uneven playing field for small businesses.  

    “The basic issue is out-of-state, online-only retailers that have a presence in this state do not collect state sales taxes like California businesses are required to do. This creates a huge burden for stores and their online websites in California that sell the same product.”

    Click here to read the full story.