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  • Tax & Fee Report 2019 - 11/19/19

    $4.4 Billion in New Taxes and Fees

    Through the first year of the 2019-20 legislative session, California lawmakers and the governor approved more than $4.4 billion in higher annual taxes and fees. This report identifies 74 bills that contained higher taxes and fees that cumulatively could have cost taxpayers more than $20.4 billion annually.

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    Split-Roll Property Tax Petition Isn’t Worth Your Signature

    It’s that time of year again where signature gatherers are hustling outside shopping centers, farmers markets and grocery stores asking voters to sign petitions to qualify higher taxes for the ballot. Be wary of what they ask you to sign.

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  • Leaving California

    Charles Schwab Moving Headquarters From San Francisco to Texas

    Charles Schwab will move its headquarters from San Francisco to Westlake, Texas, where the cost of doing business is much cheaper, the company announced in late November. The relocation is part of the firm’s $26 billion acquisition of stock brokerage firm TD Ameritrade.

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CALTAX COMMENTARY: Under Prop. 13, Los Angeles County’s Property Tax Revenue Reaches All-Time High

Robert GutierrezBy CalTax President Rob Gutierrez

This column was published July 26 in the Los Angeles Daily News.

Property tax collections are at an all-time high in Los Angeles County, providing a windfall for schools and local government even as Proposition 13 protects property owners from unmanageable tax increases.

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