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Aerial view of downtown San Jose, California. (Helene Labriet-Gross/AFP/Getty Images)

Tax Measures Being Considered For The November Ballot In San Jose

City leaders are considering a sales tax increase, or possibly increasing the tax for marijuana shops, as a way to increase revenues.

06/18/2014

A woman shopping online. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: State Warns Californians To Pay Overlooked ‘Use Tax’

A lot of Californians got a surprise in the mail as 2013 came to a close. The state has been sending out hundreds of thousands of letters to residents telling them there’s a good chance they probably owe “Use Tax” and will have to pay it when they file their 2013 state tax return.

01/06/2014

A California polling place

Marin Voters Approve Most Measures, Hospital Bonds

Voters in Marin County approved nine of 10 measures on the November ballot, including four sales tax measures and a $394 million bond issue for new construction and improvements to Marin General Hospital, according to unofficial final results.

11/06/2013

Antioch Police

Antioch Voters Approve Half-Cent Sales Tax To Fight Crime, Blight

Voters appear to have overwhelmingly approved a half-cent sales tax that is expected to bring in more than $4.3 million annually and help Antioch out of its current financial crisis, according to unofficial election results.

11/06/2013

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

More Than A Dozen Bay Area Towns Begin Paying Higer Sales Tax

Depending on where you shop and what type of purchase you plan to make in the near future, you may feel the impact on your wallet – or not.

04/01/2013

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Sales Tax Increase In Bay Area Cities, Counties Effective April 1

This could be a good weekend to buy a wide variety items — from cars to tools to clothes — because sales taxes in more than 20 cities and counties across California are due to go up Monday.

03/30/2013

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Multi-Million Dollar Fund Proposed To Support Programs For Marin Children

Would Marin County residents support a hike in property or sales taxes in order to fund a broad array of support programs for kids of all ages in the county?

02/26/2013

California State Capitol

Phil Matier: New Push To Trim Majority Needed To Raise Taxes

It’s long been the talk of Sacramento – and beyond – but now it appears the State of California may be closer than ever before to adjusting the percentage of support needed to approve sales tax measures on California ballots, from two-thirds of the vote to just 55%.

01/08/2013

Cyber Monday

Calif. Officials Remind ‘Cyber Monday’ Shoppers To Pay State Taxes

The California State Board of Equalization issued a reminder Monday that people who buy products from websites both within and outside the state must pay sales taxes, even if they are not charged at the time of sale.

11/26/2012

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Tax On Amazon Purchases In California Begins Saturday

Online retailer Amazon.com has tried to become all things to all consumers, but in California, it is about to take on a role it fought against for years: tax collector.

09/13/2012

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