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Tax Breaks

Protesters gather in front of Twitter headquarters on Market Street in San Francisco on December 9, 2013. (Bay City News Service)

Union Plays Big Role In San Francisco Protests Over ‘Google Buses,’ Tech Tax Breaks

Many of the fights involving “Google Buses” and tech tax breaks are actually being stoked by the politically powerful Service Employees International Union, which represents thousands of San Francisco city workers. Coincidentally they are also in the midst of negotiations with the city for a new proposed contract.

04/16/2014

SEIU Local 1021 protests tax breaks for corporations at SF City Hall (photo by Anna Duckworth)

San Francisco City Workers Protest Twitter, Corporate Tax Breaks On City Hall Steps

A loud lunch-hour protest at San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday took aim at corporate tax breaks for Twitter and other tech companies.

03/19/2014

Protestors block tech shuttle buses between market and mission streets. (Mark Kelly/CBS)

San Jose Seeks San Francisco Tech Firms Amid Protests Against Techies

As protests heat up in San Francisco over so-called “Google buses” and tax breaks for tech companies, San Jose officials are hoping to lure companies with a friendlier business climate.

02/13/2014

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tax Breaks For SF Tech Firms? Board Says Do More For The Community

An advisory panel recommended several high tech firms need to do more for the community to earn a tax break for locating to San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood.

01/11/2014

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Twitter, Other SF Mid-Market Companies Push For Tax Breaks

The push is on again for tech companies like Twitter in San Francisco’s mid-Market area to apply for tax breaks.

12/30/2013

Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Commuter Check Benefits To Be Slashed In 2014

Starting in 2014, the program that allows Bay Area commuters to use pre-tax dollars from their paychecks to pay for transit and commuting will be slashed nearly in half.

12/26/2013

Protesters rally outside Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, November 7, 2013. (CBS)

Protesters Outside Twitter’s SF Headquarters Decry High-Tech Tax Breaks

Amid the excitement caused by Twitter’s highly anticipated IPO on Thursday morning, protesters—attempting to ruffle the feathers of the social media company—marched outside its headquarters in San Francisco decrying the city’s tax breaks for high-tech companies.

11/07/2013

Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi Suggests Top Earners Pay Even More in Taxes

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi isn’t ruling out pushing for upper-income earners to pay more even after the “fiscal cliff” deal that raised their taxes.

01/06/2013

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San Jose Offers New Tax Break To Lure Developers

The San Jose City Council approved a temporary tax break Tuesday to encourage more commercial development in the city.

02/01/2012

Prison Inmates

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.

11/30/2011

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