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2019 CalTaxletter No. 20

The split-roll property tax initiative qualified for the November 2020 ballot would be “impossible to implement,” Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone said May 22 during a tax policy conference hosted by the Sacramento publication Capitol Weekly.

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2019 CalTaxletter No. 40

Democrats in the state Assembly released a state budget “blueprint” December 9 that does not explicitly call for increased taxes or fees. The first page of the document cites the Legislative Analyst’s Office recommendation to limit spending …

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2019 CalTaxletter No. 39

The California School Boards Association (CSBA) withdrew its personal and corporate tax increase initiative December 4, one day after the Legislative Analyst’s Office reported that the measure could prompt taxpayers…

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2019 CalTaxletter No. 38

During the first year of the 2019-20 legislative session, state lawmakers and the governor approved more than $4.4 billion a year in higher taxes and fees, the nonpartisan California Tax Foundation reported November 19.

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2019 CalTaxletter No. 37

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced November 6 that he supports the split-roll property tax initiative – a measure that would eliminate Proposition 13 protections for many California property owners, leading to a tax increase estimated by the legislative analyst …

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2019 CalTaxletter No. 36

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released his office’s official title and summary for the latest split-roll initiative October 17, clearing the way for proponents to begin collecting signatures. Like the version that already qualified for the November 2020 ballot…

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2019 CalTaxletter No. 35

Only 47 percent of likely voters support the split-roll property tax measure qualified for the November 2020 ballot and 45 percent oppose the measure, according to a Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) poll released October 2.

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2019 CalTaxletter No. 34

Proponents of the split-roll initiative amended the measure September 17 to make several changes while maintaining the main provisions that would require annual market-value reassessments of business and commercial property.

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2019 CalTaxletter No. 33

Today is the final day of the 2019 legislative session, and the Assembly and Senate are scheduled to convene shortly after the CalTaxletter is published. At the conclusion of the floor sessions, both houses …

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2019 CalTaxletter No. 32

As the Legislature enters the final week of its 2019 session, one of the biggest tax threats appears to have been killed. AB 1270 (Mark Stone), which would have applied California’s False Claims Act to tax claims, statements and records…

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