North Bay Voters Put Brakes On Sales Tax Extension To Fund SMART Train ServiceOn Tuesday night, a measure to extend the quarter-cent sales tax funding the SMART commuter train only got about 50 percent of the vote. Measure I needed two-thirds of the vote to pass, so it was defeated.
Minimum Wage Hikes, New Laws Taking Effect In Several Bay Area CitiesThe first day of July ushered in numerous new laws and statutes take effect in several Bay Area cities, including higher minimum wages and higher sales tax rates.
California Begins Collecting Sales Tax On Online PurchasesA new California law kicked in Tuesday compelling online retailers add state sales tax to products being shipped to California.
Sales Taxes Rising In Several Bay Area CommunitiesHigher sales tax rates went into effect in more than 50 communities across California on Monday, including in a dozen Bay Area jurisdictions.
Sales Tax Rates Rise Monday; Out-of-State Online Sellers IncludedA total of 51 cities across California are adding to their local sales taxes at the beginning of April, that's on top of the standard statewide rate of 7.25 percent.
Alameda Supports End Of Sales Tax On Tampons, Other Feminine Hygiene ProductsFeminine hygiene products may be exempt from sales tax in California.
Online Sellers Grapple With New Sales Tax Rules, ExpensesWhile a Supreme Court ruling on sales taxes will create more obligations and expenses for many small online retailers, owners are already thinking about how they'll comply.
Supreme Court: States Can Force Online Retailers To Collect Sales TaxThe ruling overturned a 1992 Supreme Court precedent and potentially paves the way for consumers to pay more for their online purchases.
Supreme Court Hears Case About Online Sales Tax CollectionThe Supreme Court sounded concerned Tuesday about doing away with a rule that has meant consumers don't get charged sales tax on some online purchases.
Court to Check Out Online Retailers That Don't Charge TaxThe Supreme Court is hearing a case this week that could affect how much customers pay for online purchases.
Kicking Off Business Right: Take Care Of Your Sales Tax Responsibilities ImmediatelyOne of the final steps before you're ready to open the doors to your small business is ensuring you're set up to pay sales tax.
Some Bay Area Cities Raise Sales Tax, Approach 10% RateWhen sales taxes go up Saturday April 1, check your receipts. In some Bay Area cities and counties, the rate will approach double-digits.
Amazon To Begin Collecting Sales Tax Throughout U.S.Starting in April, the rest of the nation is about to join California in paying sales tax on purchases made through Amazon.
San Francisco Voters Reject Sales Tax Hike To Fund Homeless Services, TransportationSan Francisco voters rejected a sales tax increase that was designed to fund services they said they wanted.
San Jose Shoppers Fear Sticker Shock After Sales Tax IncreaseSan Jose's sales tax jumped from 8.75 percent to 9 percent Saturday and shoppers are bracing for sticker shock.