Taxes

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

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Consumer Group Says Covered California Slow To Fix Customer Problems

A consumer advocacy group complains that Covered California remains sluggish at resolving customer service problems, leaving people unable to access health care or finish their taxes.

08/20/2015

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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IRS Admits Data Breach Was Much Worse Than Reported

The IRS admitted Monday that a massive data breach was much larger than first thought.

08/17/2015

Road Work

Lawmakers Agree Fixing California’s Roads And Bridges Is Essential But Not On How To Pay For It

The state legislature is talking transportation — specifically how to pay for much-needed repairs to the infrastructure. On Sunday, state senator Mark Leno discussed the challenges with KPIX 5’s Phil Matier.

08/16/2015

Property Taxes

Low-Income Community In Gilroy Overcharged On Property Taxes For 13 Years

A low-income housing community in Gilroy could be getting an unexpected payday after being over-charged on property taxes for more than a decade.

08/13/2015

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

California Officials Consider State-Run Bank To Serve The Pot Industry

The banking and marijuana industries could become unlikely allies in California’s green rush.

08/01/2015

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Court Rules San Francisco Medical Marijuana Dispensary Can’t Deduct Business Expenses

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary can’t deduct business expenses for sales of the drug from its taxable income.

07/09/2015

Jerry Brown Interview

California Democrats And Republicans Could Agree To Hike Gas Tax

California’s $59 billion backlog of roadway maintenance projects has Governor Jerry Brown fed up and seeking to raise the state’s gas tax, which hasn’t been increased since the early ’90s.

05/26/2015

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