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Taxes

CALIFORNIANS AGAINST HIGHER PROPERTY TAXES

May 6, 2011

We also want to make sure you know that the grassroots coalition “Californians Against Higher Property Taxes” (CAHPT) is out there to support our industry efforts on this issue. We are very involved with this group that helps leverage the collective power of all groups that are impacted by property tax issues. CAHPT was formed in 2008 More »

SPLIT ROLL PROPERTY TAX BILL COMING UP

AB 448 (Ammiano; D-San Francisco), a legislator’s latest attempt at creating a split roll in California, is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee. AB 448 would impose higher taxes on publicly-traded property owners on stock market sales when no change of control actually takes place. In addition, other employers of More »

LOCAL TAXATION BILL MOVES FOWARD

Amid a statewide debate over how to balance California’s budget comes SB 653 (Steinberg; D-Sacramento) that would allow for taxes – to be imposed by local authorities. The bill would allow local government (county, city, or even a school district) to impose a number of taxes which currently can only be levied by the state, upon voter approval More »

PRO-SPLIT ROLL ARTICLE

April 8, 2011

Just so we can’t be accused of not being fair, here is an editorial penned by the author of the split roll bill for a Far Left website that is constantly beating the drum for higher corporate taxation. Enjoy: It’s Time to Close the Corporate Loopholes in Prop 13.  More »

SPLIT ROLL BILL BACK AGAIN – THE TARGET IS YOU!

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has once again introduced legislation meant to “nuke” property protections under Proposition 13 and create a path to a Split Roll property tax in California. AB 448 is very similar in approach to a bill that was introduced last year, but died on the Assembly Floor. It would change Proposition 13 to More »

BILLS TO IMPROVE CURRENT SALES TAX COLLECTION WILL HELP BUDGET

January 21, 2011

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 More »

“JERRY BROWN IS BACK AND SO IS PROP 13”

January 7, 2011

Although the title is a bit misleading, because Proposition 13 has been regularly under attack in the Capitol in the last few years, this article by our good friend Joel Fox, President of the Small Business Action Committee, highlighting recent comments by the new Governor is very interesting. Click here for the full story.  More »

CARRIED INTEREST IS COMING BACK!

September 17, 2010

We have learned from our friends at ICSC that there may be additional efforts in the U.S. Senate to revive consideration of the carried interest tax increase. Senator Max Baucus (MT-D) introduced a new version of the tax extenders bill, paid for with the carried interest tax increase that he would like to move in the next couple of weeks. This provision More »

CALCHAMBER SOUNDS ALARM ON IMPACT OF PROPOSITION 19

August 13, 2010

According to a recent legal analysis by the California Chamber of Commerce, Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, not only would legalize pot use in California, it also would create a legal quagmire for employers by compromising workplace safety and establishing a new class of protected workers in the state. Click here More »

BAY AREA TAX DOLLARS GO TO ELECTRIC-CAR CHARGING STATIONS

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has voted to spend $5 million to subsidize the installation of 3,000 home electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, 2,000 public EV charging stations, and 50 fast-chargers near highways. Click here to read more about your tax dollars at work.  More »

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