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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, Coalition Raise Concerns Over Efforts to Impose a Sales Tax on Services

A broad coalition that includes the California Chamber of Commerce, small businesses, and taxpayers yesterday announced the formation of the California Tax and Budget...

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...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Will Increase Frivolous Litigation Against California Businesses

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill allowing the Attorney General and private attorneys to sue taxpayers for perceived tax errors will be considered by...

Robust State Budget, Key Programs Rely on Private Sector Success

Taxes continue to pour into the state treasury, like spring snowmelt into Lake Oroville. Thanks to the engine of California’s private economy – the...

CalChamber Podcast: Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes

Even though California is enjoying its ninth straight year of economic growth and the state has a solid budget surplus and a brimming Rainy...

CalChamber Podcast: Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes

Even though California is enjoying its ninth straight year of economic growth and the state has a solid budget surplus and a brimming Rainy...

Pay Your Taxes? Take a Breath, More May Be On the Way

Today is Tax Day, so if you’re not up to your ears in forms and schedules, you’re probably breathing a sigh of relief. Just don’t...

IRS Releases Common 2019 Tax Scams to Be Aware Of

To help businesses and taxpayers prepare for the federal tax filing deadline next month, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is releasing information on...

Budget Plan: Fiscal Stability Now, Future Search for New Funds

In his recently released state budget proposal, Governor Gavin Newsom made two important and supportive statements on California’s business and economic climate. First, he reinforced...

High Court Ruling Raises Questions on Passage of Local Special Taxes

How many voters does it take to pass a local special tax? Since Proposition 13 in 1978, voters have had the final say on local...

Services Tax Job Killer Bill in Committee Today

A recently identified job killer bill that would impose a 3% tax on services purchased by businesses in California will be considered as a...

Job Killer Update: CalChamber Identifies 28th Bill

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Chamber of Commerce today added SB 993 (Hertzberg) to its job killer list, bringing the total number of job...

Job Killer Update: CalChamber Identifies 28th Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce today added SB 993 (Hertzberg) to its job killer list, bringing the total number of job killers to 28....

Assembly Tax Committee to Hear Job Killer Today

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that would increase the personal income tax rate from 13.3% to 14.3% will be considered by...

Federal Tax Reform Means More Business Taxes for California

California’s corporate tax base may increase by up to 12% as a result of federal tax reform legislation, according to a study recently released by...

CalChamber Announces Positions on Pending Initiative Proposals

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has taken positions on the following initiative proposals, which have not yet qualified...

CalChamber Announces Positions on Pending Initiative Proposals

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has taken positions on the following initiative proposals, which have not yet qualified for the ballot: ...

Law Requires Electronic Filing/Payment of Payroll Taxes

The California Chamber of Commerce is reminding employers with nine or fewer employees that they will be required to electronically submit employment tax returns,...

GOP Lawmakers Release U.S. Tax Code Revamp

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives this week released their plan for rewriting the federal tax code. Depending on one’s business or personal situation,...