Sunday, September 22, 2019

Multiple Entities Could Gain Power to Increase Property Taxes with Just 55% Vote of...

Hundreds of local special districts could gain the ability to increase property taxes with just a 55% majority vote if a proposed constitutional amendment...

Effort to Make Property Tax Increases Easier to Pass Falls Short in Assembly

A proposed constitutional amendment to make it easier for local governments to increase property taxes failed to secure enough votes to pass the Assembly...

Split Roll Property Tax Increases: Several Proposals Pending for 2020

Proponents of an $11 billion split roll property tax increase refiled their ballot initiative last week, claiming “notable improvements to implementation dates, expansive new...

Revenue Boost Calls Into Question Motivation for New Taxes

In Episode 23 of The Workplace, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg discusses California’s revenue surge and continued calls for new taxes with longtime...

August 27 Hearing Will Allow Taxpayers to Voice Concerns

An annual hearing to allow taxpayers to present their ideas and concerns on property taxes or the alcoholic beverage tax is set for August...

Podcasts Review Services Sales Tax, Tips for Managing Dress Codes in Summer

The Workplace podcast presented by the California Chamber of Commerce provides expert and entertaining commentary on issues critical to California employers and employees. The 20...

IRS Highlights Resources Available for Small Businesses

In recognition of National Small Business Week, May 5–11, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is highlighting its resources to help small business owners and...

Job Killer Bills Imposing Targeted Taxes Pass Policy Committees

Three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills that seek to impose unfair targeted taxes passed Assembly policy committees this week. Sweetened Beverages Tax AB 138...

CalChamber Outlines Subjects for Carbon-Based Sales Tax Study

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed-unless-amended bill that will increase costs and place regulatory burdens on businesses passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee this week. SB...

Why Tax Reform Is Hard

Governor Newsom’s musings have set tax reformers buzzing.

More Questions on Carbon Tax Proposal

Last week, CalChamber’s tax and privacy guru Sarah Boot wrote about her surprise that a California legislator would introduce a “carbon tax” bill that...

A Different Kind of Carbon Tax

My primary policy areas at the California Chamber of Commerce are privacy and tax. Yet, when I heard there was going to be a...

Reminders: W-2s Due January 31 to IRS; 2019 Mileage Rates

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminds employers and other businesses of the January 31 deadline that now applies to filing Form W-2 wage statements...

IRS Highlights Tax Changes Affecting Small Businesses

  The Internal Revenue Service is urging small business owners to learn about how the new tax law changes may affect them. The Tax Cuts and...

IRS Encouraging ‘Paycheck Checkup’ to Prevent Tax-Time Surprise

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is encouraging everyone to check their withholding to avoid an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax time. The new...

High Court Ruling Raises Questions on Passage of Local Special Taxes

How many voters does it take to pass a local special tax? Since Proposition 13 in 1978, voters have had the final say on local...

CalChamber Opposes Plan to Impose Tax on Services

A recently identified job killer bill that would impose a 3% tax on services purchased by businesses in California was discussed this week as...