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Tax Breaks

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.

10/19/2011

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.

10/17/2011

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.

09/05/2011

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/11/2011

Burning Man Festival sculpture in Nevada desert

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/06/2011

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/05/2011

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: More Business Tax Breaks May Be On The Way In San Francisco

A controversial piece of legislation was scheduled to be introduced at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting at San Francisco City Hall.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/29/2011

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San Francisco Moves Ahead With Twitter Tax Break Plan

A San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee has voted to extend local tax breaks to Twitter and other companies that would relocate to a blighted section of the city.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/23/2011

Tax Breaks Proposed To Lure Twitter To SF Mid-Market

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee joined Supervisors David Chiu and Jane Kim proposed tax breaks to Twitter and other companies to relocate to the city’s Mid-Market neighborhood.

KPIX 5–02/08/2011

real estate, housing, home, property

San Francisco Assessor: Lower Property Value Means Lower Taxes

San Francisco’s Assessor is urging property owners to come in and ask for a tax break if they think the value of their property is down.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/26/2011

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