California – Fullerton City Council to Discuss Sales Tax and Cannabis at its July 7 Meeting

Needing to fill in millions of dollars of a deficit that could grow even larger, Fullerton leaders are looking at putting a city sales tax up for voters’ consideration in November and legalizing cannabis manufacturing and dispensaries. Even before the Continue reading California – Fullerton City Council to Discuss Sales Tax and Cannabis at its July 7 Meeting

California- Letter: No to Oxnard sales tax increase

The city of Oxnard is prepared to place a 1.5 cent sales tax increase on the November ballot. The city claims this is necessary since the coronavirus pandemic has severely hampered city revenues. In recent negotiations with the city’s unions, the Continue reading California- Letter: No to Oxnard sales tax increase

California – Moves Toward Creating Business Tax Break Review Board

California’s largest income and sales tax breaks would get more scrutiny under a bill approved in the Senate Monday. S.B. 956 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) would establish a California Tax Expenditure Review Board to examine the goals, beneficiaries, and Continue reading California – Moves Toward Creating Business Tax Break Review Board

California- Bay Area Polling Results Confirm: Voters Prefer Progressive Funding Sources over Sales Tax for Transportation

During this pandemic, the public transportation system is facing tremendous challenges. On top of fare shortfalls caused by an up to 90 percent decline in ridership, public transit agencies are losing revenue on sales tax, the traditional funding source for Continue reading California- Bay Area Polling Results Confirm: Voters Prefer Progressive Funding Sources over Sales Tax for Transportation

California- Redlands City Council Puts 1-Cent Sales Tax Hike on November 2020 Ballot

The Redlands City Council voted unanimously to place a measure calling for a 1-cent sales tax increase on the November 2020 ballot during its meeting on Tuesday, June 16. City Manager Charles Duggan said the increase would help reduce cuts Continue reading California- Redlands City Council Puts 1-Cent Sales Tax Hike on November 2020 Ballot

California- Lancaster Proposes ‘Optimistic’ Budget

The city’s proposed 2020-21 $245.8 million budget is “cautiously optimistic” amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The proposed budget is approximately $9.5 million smaller than last year’s budget from a general fund perspective. It is a balanced budget that includes $98.3 Continue reading California- Lancaster Proposes ‘Optimistic’ Budget

California – CDTFA Holds Annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Meeting on August 13, 2020

Sacramento – Please join the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration’s  annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights meeting in Sacramento on August 13, 2020. If you have ideas, suggestions, concerns, or just want to hear about the administration and oversight of California’s Continue reading California – CDTFA Holds Annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Meeting on August 13, 2020

California- Council Seeks Support, More Details on Possible Sales Tax Increase

Auburn City Council members put off a vote to officially add a 1-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot Monday night, directing staff to provide more specifics. The current sales tax in Auburn is 7.25 percent, with 6 percent Continue reading California- Council Seeks Support, More Details on Possible Sales Tax Increase

California- Proposed Taxes to Address California’s Budget Shortfall in Light of COVID-19

California Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget for FY 2020-21 projected a $7 billion surplus and record state spending, but his revised budget projects as much as a $54 billion deficit in light of COVID-19’s impact on the state’s economy and Continue reading California- Proposed Taxes to Address California’s Budget Shortfall in Light of COVID-19

California- Cannabis Mark-up Rate Remains at 80 Percent

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) is responsible for determining the cannabis mark-up rate every six months. We have determined the cannabis mark-up rate will remain unchanged at 80 percent for the remainder of the 2020 calendar Continue reading California- Cannabis Mark-up Rate Remains at 80 Percent