Tag: Taxation

California’s Challenge: Transforming Crisis to Opportunity

For much of our history, California was the land of opportunity because we were opportunistic. Whether by luck, agility or careful planning, we leveraged...

Governor’s Recovery Plan is Clear: Stop Increasing Taxes!

As discussed in my earlier blog this week, in September, Governor Newsom publicly expressed his opposition to new state tax increases. Yesterday, he unveiled...

Now is Not the Time for Tax Increases

When Governor Newsom endorsed Prop 15 in September – which voters soundly rejected in November – he specifically said “In a global, mobile economy,...

Proposition 15 Defeated, Now What?

Proposition 15 was defeated by over 600,000 votes and California managed to avoid another landmine on the road to economic recovery. The initiative would...

California’s Riddling Business Climate

As the clock struck midnight on August 31, one of the most unpredictable legislative sessions in California history came to a close. On the...

The Private Sector Cannot be California’s Safety Net

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups this week voiced concerns about the feasibility of the wildfire smoke protection emergency...

IRS and FTB Extend Tax Filing Deadline as Emergency Measure

In a move intended to relieve some of the financial pressure invoked by the coronavirus, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the IRS has moved...
Health Tax

The HIT Keeps Coming for Employers – Capitol Insider

In September, the IRS published a notice indicating the Health Insurance Tax (HIT), which is mandated by the Affordable Care Act, would be back...

CalChamber Adds New Health Care and Taxation Policy Advocate

Preston R. Young joined the California Chamber of Commerce in October 2019 as a policy advocate, specializing in health care policy and taxation issues. Young...

Multiple Entities Could Gain Power to Increase Property Taxes with Just 55% Vote of...

Hundreds of local special districts could gain the ability to increase property taxes with just a 55% majority vote if a proposed constitutional amendment...

Carbon-Based Sales Tax Study Bill to Be Considered in Senate Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed-unless-amended bill that will increase costs and place regulatory burdens on businesses is scheduled to be heard in the Senate...

Proposed Carbon Tax: So. Many. Questions.

Last week, CalChamber’s tax and privacy guru Sarah Boot wrote about her surprise that a California legislator would introduce a “carbon tax” bill that...

A Different Kind of Carbon Tax

The “carbon tax” being contemplated this session would replace California’s Sales and Use Tax with a “carbon tax” based on the “carbon intensity” of...
Capitol Insider

California wanted to tax our text messages?! WTF?!?!

A text tax!? Try saying that three times – it’s a real tongue twister. LOL! It’s also a mind boggler B/C affordability is one of...

CalChamber Welcomes Sarah R. Boot to Policy Team

Sarah R. Boot, an experienced litigator and former senior legislative staffer, joined the California Chamber of Commerce’s policy team on March 26.  As a...

CalChamber Seeking Input on Federal Tax Proposal

The California Chamber of Commerce is seeking member feedback on how the President’s tax proposal will affect their businesses. The framework for the proposal was...

Reminder to California Employers: Law Requires Electronic Filing/Payment of Payroll Taxes

The California Chamber of Commerce is reminding employers with 10 or more employees that they are required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage...

Cap-and-Trade Deal Also Cut Taxes

As part of a comprehensive, bipartisan solution implementing the state’s ambitious climate change goals, the legislation that extended the cap-and-trade program also included several...

CalChamber Welcomes Litigation Attorney to Policy Team

Litigation attorney Kevin McKinley has joined the California Chamber of Commerce as a policy advocate. He specializes in privacy/technology, telecommunications, economic development, and workers’...

Taxation, Labor Law and Arbitration Update

https://youtu.be/oL12aHjOhtQ CalChamber Senior Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera provides the latest information on taxation, labor law and arbitration bills at the CalChamber Capitol Summit on May...