California – CA California’s Economic Output Outpaces Nation for Fourth Straight Year

For Immediate Release by California BOE April 13, 2017 NR 20-17-G Sacramento –California’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown consistently faster than the nation’s as a whole for four straight years. In 2015, the California GDP rose 5.6 percent, while Continue reading California – CA California’s Economic Output Outpaces Nation for Fourth Straight Year

Multi-State – 10 more states will now collect sales taxes from Amazon shoppers

Darla Mercado | @darla_mercado February 1st 2017 – 4 Hours Ago – CNBC.com “More Amazon shoppers can expect to pay sales taxes when they buy online this year. The massive internet merchant is adding 10 more states to the list Continue reading Multi-State – 10 more states will now collect sales taxes from Amazon shoppers

California – CA Tax Rate Drops in 2017: Sales and Use Tax Lowered on January 1st

“Yes, you read that headline correctly. A tax in California has actually been lowered. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the sales and use tax rate dropped in the Golden State. The rate was lowered one quarter of 1 percent, from 7.50 Continue reading California – CA Tax Rate Drops in 2017: Sales and Use Tax Lowered on January 1st

California – Basic Sales & Use Tax Workshop in Mission Viejo May 18, 2016

SALT Report 3804 – California will be conducting a workshop in Mission Viejo focused on the basics of sales and use tax. Details below: Date/Time:  Wednesday, May 18, 2016 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location:                                 Mission Viejo City Hall – Continue reading California – Basic Sales & Use Tax Workshop in Mission Viejo May 18, 2016

California – Shedding Light On Lucent Bright Ideas March 30, 2016 BOE Hearings

SALT Report 3787 – On March 30, 2016 the BOE will be conducting their monthly meeting in Sacramento.  On the agenda Item M1 – Lucent Technologies – This agenda item will address the BOE’s interpretation of the TTA issue and Continue reading California – Shedding Light On Lucent Bright Ideas March 30, 2016 BOE Hearings

“You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes.”

Ronald Reagan -1975 interview as Governor of California “But they are fools in thinking that business somehow is getting a special break. Who pays the business tax anyway? We do! You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects Continue reading “You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes.”

California – Terravant Wine Decision True Object Test (Lease v. Service)

Salt Report 3559 – At the first BOE hearing on January 21, 2015 this year, the board considered the appeal of Terravant Wine Company LLC.  In a taxpayer victory, the unresolved issues being decided were as follows: Whether petitioner was Continue reading California – Terravant Wine Decision True Object Test (Lease v. Service)

California – New BOE District Boundaries Effective January 5, 2015

SALT Report 3550 – The BOE is comprised of four districts each with a population of approximately 9.5 million people.  Voters from each district elect a Board Member as their representative.  The fifth Board Member is the State Controller, who Continue reading California – New BOE District Boundaries Effective January 5, 2015

California – Online Shoppers May Owe Use Tax

SALT Report 3543 – The California BOE reminds residents that untaxed online purchases may be subject to use tax reporting.  The use tax has been in existence since 1935 and the BOE estimates that more than $1 billion is lost Continue reading California – Online Shoppers May Owe Use Tax