Income Tax Withholding Collections in September Up 22.5 Percent From 2020

California’s revenue outlook continues to be very positive, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) reported, as personal income tax withholding collections from September 1 to September 24 were 23.5 percent ($1.2 billion) above the same period in 2020.

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Fourteen Local Tax Measures Going Before Voters in November

Voters in 10 counties will decide the fate of 14 local tax measures November 2. If all of the measures are approved, it would represent a $53.3 million tax increase for taxpayers in the affected areas.

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Revenue Windfall Continues, Could Reach $25 Billion

The state’s tax revenue windfall could reach $25 billion by the end of the current fiscal year, the Legislative Analyst’s Office stated in an update of its formal revenue outlook for 2021-22, originally published in May.

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Major Culinary Event Moves From California to Nevada

The Specialty Food Association, which hosts an annual winter food show, announced this week that it is moving its three-day 2022 event from its traditional home at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Californians Pay $8.8 Billion Per Year in Local Tax Increases Approved in Past Decade

Voters approved 1,359 of the 1,956 local tax measures on the ballot in California from 2010 to 2020, representing a cumulative tax increase of more than $8.82 billion per year …

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Cities Are Experiencing Significant Tax Revenue Growth, Auditor Reports

California cities are experiencing significant tax revenue growth, the state auditor reported August 17, adding: “Because of these increased revenues, most cities are well positioned to increase …

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A Voice for Taxpayers

The California Taxpayers Association has been on the front lines supporting sound tax policy and supporting government efficiency since 1926. We are the state’s oldest and largest organization representing taxpayers. In legislative proceedings, courtrooms, elections and discussions with tax agency leaders, CalTax provides a strong and respected voice for taxpayers.

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Call to Action

CalTax is fighting to save Proposition 13 and stop taxes that would make California even less affordable for residents and businesses.

In 2020, voters rejected the largest proposed property tax increase in state history. The ballot measure – Proposition 15 – would have eliminated Proposition 13 protections for many properties in California, resulting in higher rent for countless small businesses, and higher prices for just about everything we buy and use (including groceries, fuel, utilities, day care and health care).

Supporters of Proposition 15 have promised to reintroduce this flawed tax that would cost taxpayers an estimated $12 billion per year. That’s why taxpayers must stay vigilant and protect existing safeguards.

In addition, the Legislature is also seeking to pave the way for higher taxes – at a time when unemployment is at a record high and barbers, waiters, hotel workers and many others are struggling to make ends meet. ACA 1 would lead to higher costs for homeowners, renters and businesses. We’re also fighting legislative proposals that would impose sales tax on services and place a new $2 billion tax on businesses (AB 71).

CalTax is working hard to defeat these unnecessary taxes, but we can’t do it alone. Email Lexey@caltax.org for information on how you can help.