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California sales tax increases for 51 cities

California sales tax increases for 51 cities

By Anabel Munoz PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) — A new sales tax hike went into effect Monday in more than a dozen cities in Southern California.  The standard rate statewide is 7.25%, but Monday’s tax increase means that some of us will now be paying a lot more for our goods.  In Los Angeles County, Pasadena, Burbank, […]

Supreme Court Online Sales Tax Ruling Addresses Part of the Problem

Supreme Court Online Sales Tax Ruling Addresses Part of the Problem

  . By Dr. Kevin McNamee Sales tax is considered by economists to be one of the most equitable methods to raise revenue because it is based on consumer’s freedom of choice and is more transparent when compared to income tax rates.  In an effort to stimulate internet growth and online sales, Washington policy makers […]

Supreme Court Decides Wayfair Online Sales Tax Case

Supreme Court Decides Wayfair Online Sales Tax Case

  Joseph Bishop-Henchman    The U.S. Supreme Court today handed down its anticipated decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair. The case challenges South Dakota’s application of its sales tax to internet retailers who sell into South Dakota but have no property or employees in the state. At issue is the case Quill Corp. v. North Dakotafrom 1992, […]

The Tax Bill | U.S. Senate Candidate Stephen J. Schrader

The Tax Bill | U.S. Senate Candidate Stephen J. Schrader

My position on the Federal Income Tax is that we should eliminate it entirely by repealing the XVIth Amendment and replace with a “Fair Tax”, which is a federal “Sales Tax” on all goods and services that cross a state border. .  If nothing else this will, for the first time in history, make state […]

Santa Paula: A New Idea from Measure T

Santa Paula: A New Idea from Measure T

 By Sheryl Hamlin The five member citizen oversight commission for Santa Paula’s Measure T Sales Tax (2016) convened on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 with a goal of establishing allocation recommendations for the new sales tax revenue, now estimated at about $2 million. Public Comments Five students spoke in public comments: Mireille Vargas, Mason Ramos Rodriquez, […]

Councilman McCoy repudiates any Thousand Oaks sales tax increase- EVER

Councilman McCoy repudiates any Thousand Oaks sales tax increase- EVER

By Rob McCoy  . 4-26-17  . Dear Readers,  . I will never support a sales tax increase. My comments at the Council meeting were to illustrate that the State Gas Tax did our City no favors. Had the Acorn Editor bothered to call me before he put his spin on my comments, I would have […]

Stop Run-Away State Sales Tax

Stop Run-Away State Sales Tax

. By Dr. Kevin McNamee Economists consider sales tax to be one of the more transparent methods to collect tax revenue.1 It is based on consumer’s freedom of choice to purchase a product and the associated sales tax. It is a more transparent method to collect tax revenue when compared to complex graduated income tax […]

Howard Jarvis HJTA — Lowers Boom on City of Ukiah for Deceiving Taxpayers

Howard Jarvis HJTA — Lowers Boom on City of Ukiah for Deceiving Taxpayers

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) has served suit (this week) on the City of Ukiah for using an illegal ballot scheme to persuade voters to approve a new sales tax.   The suit charges the city violated the state constitution when it placed on the ballot both measure Y, raising the sales tax, and […]

Santa Paula: Measure T Oversight Committee Approved

Santa Paula: Measure T Oversight Committee Approved

By Sheryl Hamlin   With the anticipated, successful passage of Measure T, a 1% Sales Tax Increase, in November 2016, the city council of Santa Paula has been crafting an Oversight Committee for these monies. Previous reporting can be read here. The ordinance was approved with a slight modification and is reproduced at the end […]

Vote NO on VC Measure AA- WHY?

Vote NO on VC Measure AA- WHY?
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