California – Practice and Procedure: California Tax Appeals Office Races to the Finish Line on Finalizing Procedure Rules

Bloomberg BNA SALT Talk Blog by Veronica Shade November 29, 2017 Pursuant to A.B. 102, the Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017, California taxpayers and practitioners will have new guidelines to follow during the tax appeals process as the new Continue reading California – Practice and Procedure: California Tax Appeals Office Races to the Finish Line on Finalizing Procedure Rules

California – State Has Message For The State’s New Legal Pot Industry: Pay Your Taxes

Los Angeles Times by Patrick McGreevy November 20, 2017 California’s shift to legal sales of marijuana for recreational use hits a milestone Monday when the state begins issuing tax permits to marijuana distributors. State regulators estimate the California market could Continue reading California – State Has Message For The State’s New Legal Pot Industry: Pay Your Taxes

California – Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax (Albany)

SALT Report 3935 – Ballot Measure O1 was approved by the voters as part of the November 2016 General Election for a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage General Tax. The measure approves City of Albany Ordinance 2016-02, and enacts a one cent per ounce general tax, Continue reading California – Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax (Albany)

California – $373.4 Billion A Year In Higher Taxes and Fees Proposed In 2017 Legislative Session

California Tax Foundation Tax Watch October 18, 2017 Updated Through the End of the 2017 Legislative Session SACRAMENTO – California state lawmakers this year proposed $373.4 billion in higher annual taxes and fees, the nonpartisan California Tax Foundation reported today. Continue reading California – $373.4 Billion A Year In Higher Taxes and Fees Proposed In 2017 Legislative Session

California – The Challenge Of Taxing Services

California Tax Foundation Every few years, there are renewed discussions of imposing a sales tax on services in California, often proposed in the name of “modernizing the economy,” closing California’s budget gap, or stabilizing cyclical fluctuations in tax revenue. Recently, Continue reading California – The Challenge Of Taxing Services

Multi-State – Bodega App May Vend Up Sales And Use Tax Confusion

Boomberg BNA Sales Tax Slice by Stephanie E. Cangialosi September 21, 2017 Last week, the Bodega app burst onto the tech scene garnering a lot of attention over its name, in particular. Naming controversies aside, now that Bodega is in the Continue reading Multi-State – Bodega App May Vend Up Sales And Use Tax Confusion

Multi-State – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Burden Taxpayers

Bloomberg BNA by Jonathan A. Feldman and Alla Raykin August 17, 2017 Tax Policy To raise revenue and tackle health concerns, a number of localities have imposed sugar-sweetened beverage taxes. However, localities may have limited guidance on how these taxes Continue reading Multi-State – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Burden Taxpayers

California – Sales And Use Tax Rate Changes Operative October 1, 2017

SALT Report 3926 – The tax rate changes listed here CA – New Sales and Use Tax Rates apply only within the indicated city or county limits. After October 1, 2017, you will be able to find the correct tax rate Continue reading California – Sales And Use Tax Rate Changes Operative October 1, 2017

California – How Will Orange County Cities And Malls Confront “E-tail” Revolution As Revenues Decline?

Orange County Register by Margot Roosevelt July 23, 2017 Orange County, which has long positioned itself as an international shopping mecca, finds itself scrambling to cope with a dramatic upheaval in consumer spending habits. “Retail is not dead or dying,” Continue reading California – How Will Orange County Cities And Malls Confront “E-tail” Revolution As Revenues Decline?

California – Reformer’s Selective Outrage Over Board Of Equalization

The Orange County Register Opinion by Diane Harkey July 8, 2017 Where are the “reformers” when you need them? Blasted by what was an informal survey focused on elected members, and an actual 2015 state controller’s audit revealing not problems Continue reading California – Reformer’s Selective Outrage Over Board Of Equalization