Payroll Tax


New SF Payroll Tax System Approved By Voters Is Complex, Costly

San Francisco’s new gross receipts tax, which voters decided to replace the former payroll tax, is going to cost millions of dollars to implement, city officials said.

CBS San Francisco–01/17/2013

Embarcadero Center in San Francisco (CBS)

San Francisco Controller’s Report Outlines Plan To Ditch City’s Payroll Tax

A new report from the San Francisco City Controller lays out a plan for businesses to switch from a payroll tax to a gross receipts tax.


U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

DC Gridlock Could Hurt 1.1 Million Unemployed Californians

The California Employment Development Department said Wednesday that about 1.1 million residents will begin losing unemployment extensions at the end of this year if Congress does not extend benefits.


U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmakers Return To DC For Votes On Jobless Benefits, Tax Cuts

The Bay Area congressional delegation was heading back to the nation’s capitol Monday to vote on a measure to extend a middle class tax cut.


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San Francisco To Consider Tax Breaks For Hiring Ex-Cons

A controversial proposal to give $10,000 payroll tax breaks to San Francisco employers who hire ex-cons goes before the Supervisors’ Budget Committee Wednesday.


A view of Market Street heading east toward the Ferry Building in San Francisco. (CBS)

First Tech Company Relocates To San Francisco’s Mid-Market

Four months after the city enacted a tax exclusion to encourage revitalization of the struggling Mid-Market neighborhood, the first tech company to benefit from the ordinance has moved into its new digs.

CBS San Francisco–08/30/2011

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SF To Give Tax Break To Private Startup Companies

Mayor Ed Lee is expected to sign legislation on Friday that would give companies such as Zynga and Yelp a partial tax exclusion on stock options.

CBS San Francisco–06/03/2011

Twitter Signs Lease To SF Mid-Market Building

After months of negotiations and a controversial tax break, the social networking leaders at Twitter have opted to keep the company in San Francisco,

CBS San Francisco–04/22/2011

View of downtown Oakland from Lake Merritt (Wikipedia)

Phil Matier: Oakland Mayor Lures San Francisco Tech Firms

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is making it clear – she wants technology firms to consider abandoning San Francisco in favor of Oakland.


Twitter logo is displayed at the entrance of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. (AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors Approve Twitter-Inspired Payroll Tax Breaks

The measure passed by the Board of Supervisors 8-3 on Tuesday exempts the microblogging service from paying payroll tax on new hires if it moves to the city’s neglected Mid-Market area.