Taxes

Congress Gives Final OK To Banning Local Internet Access TaxesCongress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
San Francisco Supes Propose Ways To Spend Super Bowl 50 Tax RevenuesThe cleanup is still underway, but city supervisors are already talking about how to spend any tax revenues the city reaps from Super Bowl celebrations.
Google To Pay $140 Million In Back Taxes In BritainGoogle will pay about $140 million in British back taxes in a concession driven by a shift in how the Internet company will measure its success in the United Kingdom.
Apple Agrees To Pay $350 Million In Italian Tax CaseApple has agreed to pay Italy 318 million euros (about $350 million) in taxes for several past years, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Gilroy Woman Gets Nearly $30K Property Tax Refund After Finding Low Income Residents Were Overcharged MillionsCounty leaders in Gilroy presented a woman with a big check this Christmas Eve after she discovered a multi-million dollar property tax mistake.
CoCo County Supervisors To Lay Groundwork For Transportation Sales Tax IncreaseContra Costa County supervisors on Tuesday agreed to lay the groundwork for a measure to increase the county’s transportation sales tax next year.
Gov. Brown Proposes $65 Fee On Drivers As Part Of $3.6 Billion Plan To Fix HighwaysGov. Jerry Brown's administration is proposing to spend $3.6 billion a year for repairs to California's crumbling transportation infrastructure, with some of the money to come from a $65 annual fee on vehicle registrations and increases in diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation.
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.
Consumer Group Says Covered California Slow To Fix Customer ProblemsA 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.
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.
IRS Admits Data Breach Was Much Worse Than ReportedThe IRS admitted Monday that a massive data breach was much larger than first thought.

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