California – California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) Appoints New CFO and External Relations Director

Happy Birthday CDTFA. It’s been one year since this organization was established on July 1, 2017 pursuant to The Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017 (AB 102). As a gift to itself the CDTFA (Governor Brown) has appointed two new Continue reading California – California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) Appoints New CFO and External Relations Director

California – California may need tax reform, but Hertzberg’s sales tax on services isn’t it

www.sacbee.com JOHN KABATECK July 07, 2018 05:27 PM “Lawmakers in Sacramento just passed a state budget of nearly $200 billion in taxpayer dollars – the largest in state history. Thanks to an economy that is roaring for a few select Continue reading California – California may need tax reform, but Hertzberg’s sales tax on services isn’t it

California – Online sales tax ruling could bring ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ to California

www.sacbee.com BY ADAM ASHTON AND CAITLIN CHEN July 02, 2018 12:01 AM “Last fall, more than 2,500 online retailers with out-of-state addresses received letters from California’s Department of Tax and Fee Administration informing them that they appeared to owe sales Continue reading California – Online sales tax ruling could bring ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ to California

California – Soda Tax Ban Becomes Law, Industry Groups Yank California Ballot Measure Threatening Government Services

Capital Public Radio by Ben Adler June 28, 2018 California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown have banned cities and counties from enacting new taxes on soda and sugary-drink products. They rushed through a bill on Thursday to meet the deadline Continue reading California – Soda Tax Ban Becomes Law, Industry Groups Yank California Ballot Measure Threatening Government Services

California – State Could Cut Your High Sales Tax If It Taxed Business Services. Why That Won’t Happen—Yet

CALmatters Economy by Antoinette Siu May 22, 2018 Consider these two scenarios: A family spends Saturday afternoon at the local shopping center, buying a new washing machine, summer sandals, children’s books and dog food. With every purchase, the state takes Continue reading California – State Could Cut Your High Sales Tax If It Taxed Business Services. Why That Won’t Happen—Yet

California – Proposed Advertising Tax In California Senate Governance and Finance Committee

InlandEmpire.US by Staff May 14, 2018 Redlands, CA – 5/14/18 – California State Senator Robert Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, has introduced legislation that would extend the state’s sales tax to many services, including purchases of advertising “on television, radio, in print, on the Internet, or by Continue reading California – Proposed Advertising Tax In California Senate Governance and Finance Committee

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