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A shop owner sells a pack of cigarettes to a customer in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill Would Raise California Cigarette Tax By $2 Per Pack

A bill to raise California’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters say would curb smoking deaths and critics argue would place an unnecessary burden on consumers and small businesses.

08/27/2015

A potential hybrid car buyer test drives a Toyota Prius in San Francisco. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

California Rebates For Hybrid, Electric Cars Restricted After Plan Criticized As Taxpayer Handout To The Wealthy

State lawmakers and air quality officials are restricting rebates on hybrid and electric cars because they have been claimed by hundreds of Californians who make $500,000 or more.

08/24/2015

Google employees and contractors fill the cafeteria at Google Kirkland October 28, 2009 in Kirkland, Washington. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Free Lunch At Tech Firms May Be Taxed By IRS

Google, Facebook and Yahoo are among the companies known for catering to workers. Now, the Silicon Valley Business Journal says the IRS is doing more than exploring the idea of taxing these meals, they’re actually working on a proposal.

08/19/2015

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CA Lawmakers Considering First Gas Tax Hike In Decades

California lawmakers are considering a hike in the gas tax. It would be the first increase in 20 years.

08/18/2015

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300-Percent Tax Proposed For Water-Guzzling California Residents To Curb Usage During Drought

A California lawmaker is proposing to let local communities tax the worst water-guzzling residents and businesses as much as 300 percent in the state’s historic drought.

06/09/2015

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San Francisco Supervisor Battles Big Soda With New Round Of Legislation

On Monday, San Francisco’s Land Use Committee will get its first look at three pieces of legislation, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener that would make it harder to get sugary drinks.

06/01/2015

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Berkeley Soda Tax Brings In $116K In First Month Alone

Berkeley is celebrating a big haul after just one month of the city’s new soda tax.

05/18/2015

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California Man’s Tax Refund Garnished Over Parking Ticket For Someone Else’s Car

A California man’s state tax refund was heavily garnished over a parking ticket from a city he’s never been to, for a car he’s never owned.

05/14/2015

U.S. Postal Service mail truck. ( Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Handful Of Bay Area Post Offices Open Later For Tax Procrastinators

For Bay Area taxpayers who procrastinated until the April 15th deadline and won’t file electronically, a handful of post offices will be open Wednesday evening.

04/15/2015

Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pollution Tax On Downtown San Francisco Commercial Properties Proposed That Could Ease Housing Crunch

San Francisco is floating the idea of a pollution tax that would target downtown high-rise commercial properties in the hope of solving the city’s housing crunch.

04/08/2015

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