Tax Breaks

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.


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.


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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.


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.


Solar Panels (AP)

California Treasurer Defends Tax Break For Clean Energy Firms

The state treasurer is calling California’s tax break program for clean energy companies a “wise and needed one” despite the failure of its most high-profile recipient—the solar startup Solyndra.


Solar Panels (AP)

California Green Tax Breaks In Question

California has halted an alternative energy program following the bankruptcy of Solyndra, a Fremont solar company that received $25 million in state tax breaks.


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

High-Tech Companies Could Play Major Role In SF Mayor’s Race

Several investors in high-tech companies are putting their dollars into campaigns for the San Francisco mayoral race.


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.


Lured By Tax Breaks, Burning Man HQ Follows Twitter to SF Mid-Market

San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood has added a new tenant to its growing roster of businesses persuaded to relocate to the beleaguered stretch of Market Street: the Burning Man headquarters.


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.