Bay Area Assemblywoman Wants To Tax Your CocktailsA Bay Area Assemblywoman is proposing a cocktail tax at California restaurants and bars to give developmental disability programs an annual $200 million boost.
Bill Would Raise California Cigarette Tax By $2 Per PackA 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.
California Rebates For Hybrid, Electric Cars Restricted After Plan Criticized As Taxpayer Handout To The WealthyState 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.
Free Lunch At Tech Firms May Be Taxed By IRSGoogle, 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.
CA Lawmakers Considering First Gas Tax Hike In DecadesCalifornia lawmakers are considering a hike in the gas tax. It would be the first increase in 20 years.
300-Percent Tax Proposed For Water-Guzzling California Residents To Curb Usage During DroughtA 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.
San Francisco Supervisor Battles Big Soda With New Round Of LegislationOn 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.
Berkeley Soda Tax Brings In $116K In First Month AloneBerkeley is celebrating a big haul after just one month of the city’s new soda tax.
California Man's Tax Refund Garnished Over Parking Ticket For Someone Else's CarA 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.
Handful Of Bay Area Post Offices Open Later For Tax ProcrastinatorsFor 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.
Pollution Tax On Downtown San Francisco Commercial Properties Proposed That Could Ease Housing CrunchSan 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.
No Joke: April 1st Brings Double Digit Sales Tax To Several East Bay TownsBuy something in Hayward and you're going to get whacked with a 10% sales tax. Take a few steps outside the city limits and the tax is a half cent cheaper.