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Tax On Amazon Purchases In California Begins Saturday

Online retailer 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.


A woman shopping online. (CBS)

Bay Area Congresswoman Wants Online Sales Tax For All 50 States

Congresswoman Jackie Speier said the the state is losing $2 billion a year and the country is losing $23 billion in online sales tax revenue.


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California To Crack Down On Internet Retailers Who Avoid Collecting Taxes

California plans to crack down on Internet sellers who don’t collect state sales taxes.


California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Prop. 30 Opponents Bank On Voter Outrage To Fight Gov. Brown’s Tax Plan

Opponents of Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax plan said they hope to tap voter outrage over how Sacramento has managed taxpayer money in order to seize the lead in a campaign where the governor has a clear fundraising advantage.


City Of Vallejo

Sales Tax Hike Expected To Fuel Vallejo’s Recovery

The City of Vallejo is no longer in bankruptcy, and now a sales tax increase which goes into affect April 1st is expected to generate millions more dollars.


Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown To Propose Tax Increase Plan On Ballot

California Gov. Jerry Brown is planning a ballot initiative that asks voters to increase taxes on the wealthy and raise the sales tax by half a cent.


The SMART Train would provide service between Larkspur and Cloverdale. (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit)

Battle Brews In North Bay Over Passenger Train Service

A grassroots group wants to repeal the primary source of funding for the proposed Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit also known as the SMART Line.



Governor Brown Signs Compromise On Internet Taxes

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that postpones new sales taxes rules that would have affected online purchases in California.


California Governor Jerry Brown (AP)

Calif. Republicans Denounce Gov. Brown’s Corporate Tax Proposal

Governor Jerry Brown wants California to adopt the same corporate tax policy that’s worked in Texas, Massachusetts and most of the states, but Republicans have denounced the proposal as just another tax increase that will hurt businesses.


Jerry Brown

Brown Wants Tax Code Changes To Promote California Jobs

Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a tax plan designed to promote job growth, closing one corporate tax loophole while offering an incentive for businesses to hire in California.

CBS San Francisco–08/25/2011