Tax Breaks

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

hard hat, construction, road closed

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

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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