Legislator Proposes Tax on Businesses Based on Number of Employees

Assembly Member Kansen Chu this week introduced AB 2843, which would require local governments to impose an additional annual business license tax based on the number of employees – businesses with more workers would be penalized with higher taxes.

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Bill Would Lead to Lawsuit Abuse in Tax Disputes

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assembly Member Mark Stone announced February 20 that they are reintroducing legislation (AB 2570, Stone) to expand the False Claims Act to claims, records, and statements made under the Revenue and Taxation Code.

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Farm Bureau Says Split-Roll Measure Would Increase Food Costs

The split-roll property tax initiative would increase taxes on agricultural property, leading to higher food costs for Californians, the California Farm Bureau Federation said February 18 in a statement announcing its opposition to the measure.

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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 higher property taxes.

An initiative on the November ballot would eliminate 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). Click here to read more about why CalTax opposes this harmful tax increase.

In the state Capitol, two measures (ACA 1 and SCA 5) would pave the way for higher taxes on all types of property, leading to higher costs for homeowners, renters and businesses. We’re also fighting legislative proposals that could make their way to the ballot: a sales tax on services, taxpayer-funded universal healthcare, and efforts to expand local taxing authority.

CalTax is working hard to defeat these tax increases, but we can’t do it alone. Email Chloe Bowman at chloe@caltax.org for information on how you can help us save Proposition 13.