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California Taxes

20 Weirdest State Taxes You Could Be Paying

Casey Bond | Posted 04.25.2015 | Money
Casey Bond

The U.S. can seem fairly normal when compared to other countries. Take taxes -- even when it comes to the most mundane of topics, our neighbors overseas can devise some truly bizarre charges and fines (take Sweden's Stripper Tax). But what about here at home?

Even Businesses Want To End This Tax Loophole

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

It's a most improbable union -- but California progressives and the state's business community have come together in support of closing a commercial p...

Aaron Sankin

Mo' Money, Mo' Problems | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.16.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The late rapper Notorious B.I.G. may have been have hailed from New York, but his immortal maxim, "mo' money, mo' problems" has surfa...

New Hidden Tax Could Slam Small Businesses

The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, Calif. | Robert Digitale | Posted 06.28.2013 | San Francisco

Brian Overstreet is more familiar with starting a business than lobbying the Legislature, but a retroactive state tax bill has him crying foul and cal...

Texas, California Battle Over Jobs

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry's latest sales pitch to California busines...

America's Class Warfare Spills Into Sports

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.01.2013 | Sports
Steven Kurlander

Marginalizing Michelson's tax frustrations as basically criminal illustrates that the populist obligatory egalitarianism that now characterizes our dysfunctional political dialogue sadly now dominates the sports world too.

Mickelson Claims 'Drastic Changes' Coming Over Tax increases

AP | JOHN NICHOLSON | Posted 01.21.2013 | Sports

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Phil Mickelson said he will make "drastic changes" because of federal and California state tax increases. "It's been an interest...

Call Him Mr. $850 Million Surplus

AP | JUDY LIN and JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 03.12.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Riding a wave of new tax revenue, California's spending plan for the coming fiscal year will rise by nearly $5 billion, a p...

The Single Most Important Thing To Happen In California Politics

Posted 11.07.2012 | Los Angeles

California Democrats hitched their wagon to President Barack Obama's rising star this election season, a strategy that's paid off handsomely for the p...

Aaron Sankin

Study Finds Surprising Fact About California Millionaires | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.01.2012 | San Francisco

One of the major arguments against raising taxes on the wealthy, as Governor Jerry Brown hopes to convince California voters to do when they decide th...

Which Celebs Haven't Paid Their Taxes?

AP | Posted 12.11.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two celebrities are on a notable list in California, but it's not exactly the A-list. The state's Franchise Tax Board says...

How Jerry Brown Saved California Billions Of Dollars

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS and JUDY LIN | Posted 09.01.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state Legislature on Friday approved a package of changes to California's public employee pension system that is expected to...

Auto Dealers Bailed out by California Taxpayers Refusing to Pay Fair Share of California Taxes

Lenny Goldberg | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Lenny Goldberg

Having turned profitable with our $2.2 billion contribution, it is a slap in the face to our state that they persist in their efforts to maintain their special tax deal.

Why Do Transportation Sales Tax Measures Succeed?

Erik Johnson | Posted 08.11.2012 | College
Erik Johnson

Local roads are falling apart, transit riders have been left behind, and the money to fix it all is disappearing just as quickly.

IRS Says GOP Candidate, Family Business Owe $4 Million

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

The Internal Revenue Service says former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado and his family business owe more than $4 million in taxes, according to co...

Facebook's Limp Stock Could Leave One State Strapped For Cash

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

Facebook's underwhelming stock performance could end up spelling trouble for the state of California. The state was slated to net more than a billi...

Aaron Sankin

California Ballot Fight Pits Lance Armstrong Against Big Tobacco | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.24.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Cycling icon Lance Armstrong has, at various points in his life, played the parts of both David and Goliath. In his most recent fight...

The Golden State Gone Broke

Anthony Gregory | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

Jerry Brown recognizes that something must give, and that cutting spending is unavoidable. This is, in some ways, marks an improvement over his fiscally reckless predecessor.

Aaron Sankin

Mayor's Proposed SF Tax Change Pits Silicon Valley Against Wall Street | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.30.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has made no secret about the growth of San Francisco's booming technology sector being his administration'...

Jerry Brown Cuts A Compromise

Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.19.2012 | San Francisco

If there's one thing Governor Jerry Brown has learned during his five decades in the business, it's how to make a deal. The old-school politician h...

Is High-Speed Rail Losing Supporters?

| Posted 05.08.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans With most Californians worried about the state budget and opposed to trigge...

Republicans Lose Big on Redistricting Gamble, Brown Moves Forward

William Bradley | Posted 03.31.2012 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

The California Republican Party put most of its remaining marbles on a desperate bid to derail the Citizens Redistricting Commission. That effort ended in abject failure on Friday.

The Wall Street Journal Missed the Forest for the Trees on the Millionaires Tax of 2012

Rick Jacobs | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

I hope Mr. Arends will step back and look at what the Millionaires Tax of 2012 is all about, not just try to defend a tax code that helps the uber rich while punishing the very middle class he says he advises.

'If Taxes Don't Pass, There Will Be A Hole That Will Trigger Further Cuts'

AP | Posted 02.08.2012 | San Francisco

By JUDY LIN, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday warned of additional automatic cuts if voters reject his tax ...

Anti-Tax Groups Fight Back Against Jerry Brown's Proposal

AP | Posted 02.05.2012 | San Francisco

By JUDY LIN, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Just a day after California Gov. Jerry Brown released his tax initiative proposal, anti-t...