Category Archives: CalTax

More than $6.2 billion a year in higher taxes and fees introduced by state lawmakers

As of the deadline for introducing legislation, California lawmakers proposed more than $6.2 billion a year in higher taxes and fees, the nonpartisan California Tax Foundation reported today. This figure will grow substantially as fiscal estimates are prepared for recently … Continue reading

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CalTax comments on a legislative proposal to tax services

California Taxpayers Association president and CEO Robert Gutierrez has released the following statement on Senate Bill 522, a new bill that contains placeholder language to impose a new tax on services purchased in California: “The state has record reserves, while many … Continue reading

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Proposition 13 must be protected, not ‘updated’ with large property tax increase

[This commentary responds to a column in the San Jose Mercury News by philanthropist and technology entrepreneur David Bohnett titled, “How California voters can update, improve Prop. 13.”] By David Kline | David Bohnett wrongly claims that local governments are “starving” … Continue reading

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