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Treasurer Fiona Ma and Assemblymember Rob Bonta Seek Temporary Cannabis Tax Reduction

Treasurer Fiona Ma and Assemblymember Rob Bonta Seek Temporary Cannabis Tax Reduction

SACRAMENTO – State Treasurer Fiona Ma, CPA and Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D – Alameda) announced today that their Temporary Cannabis Tax Reduction bill is one step closer to becoming a reality as Assembly Bill 286 (AB 286) was introduced in the State Capitol. The bill would temporarily reduce California’s cannabis excise tax from 15 percent […]

California Wants to Tax Your Text Messages. Here’s Why

California Wants to Tax Your Text Messages. Here’s Why

By LUCAS LAURSEN  Have you found yourself texting people instead of calling them? Sure. Have you stopped to debate whether texting is a form of “telecommunications” or an “information service?” Chances are the answer is “no”. California’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is betting you haven’t either — and the difference matters because the commission has jurisdiction […]

The latest on the Channel Islands Harbor vote – TOMORROW 11/13!

The latest on the Channel Islands Harbor vote – TOMORROW 11/13!

PLEASE READ: The latest on the Channel Islands Harbor vote – TOMORROW 11/13 at City Council Meeting!   Greetings from the Channel Islands Neighborhood Council (C.I.N.C.), If you live on the harbor in the communities of Mandalay Bay, Harbour Island, Seabridge or Westport (Channel Islands Neighborhood Council) you are about to be taxed for the […]

Call the Capitol now to stop the water tax!

Call the Capitol now to stop the water tax!

The California Legislature is about to pass a new tax on drinking water, Senate Bill 845. This measure has already passed in the state Senate and could move quickly to the floor of the state Assembly. Although tax increases require a two-thirds vote, this legislation would pass with a simple majority of 50 percent plus […]

Ontario’s new premier must save the province

Ontario’s new premier must save the province

  By Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris On March 8, 2018, former US Vice President Al Gore visited Ontario, Canada in an attempt to help then-Premier Kathleen Wynne win the June 7 provincial election. Gore said, “I travel all over the world, and I cite Ontario as an example of a provincial government that is doing it […]

Call now to repeal and refund the fire tax!

Call now to repeal and refund the fire tax!

YOUR PHONE CALLS ARE NEEDED NOW: On Wednesday, April 18, the Senate Governance and Finance Committee will hear Senate Bill 1044. HJTA SUPPORTS THIS BILL, which would permanently repeal the State Responsibility Fire Prevention Fee, otherwise known as the fire tax, and clear the way for refunds to everyone who has had to pay this […]

U.S Senate approves major tax cuts in victory for Trump

U.S Senate approves major tax cuts in victory for Trump

Republican senators and President Donald Trump are celebrating following senate’s passage of nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill, in a vote of 51-49 which took place Saturday morning. It is a significant …

County Treasurer-Tax Collector expands hours and services

County Treasurer-Tax Collector expands hours and services

VENTURA, Calif. – The Ventura County Treasurer-Tax Collector is expanding office hours and services to help meet the needs of busy county residents during the collection period for property taxes. The main Treasurer-Tax Collector office in the Hall of Administration at the Ventura County Government Center will have extended hours through December 11, 2017. It […]

Two Gas Tax Repeal Efforts Compete To Make California’s 2018 Ballot

Two Gas Tax Repeal Efforts Compete To Make California’s 2018 Ballot

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Great news for taxpayers.  There are two initiatives that are circulating to end the 12 a gallon gas tax promoted by the Democrats and one Republican, Sen. Cannella.  What are the differences? “One is backed by Orange County state Asm. Travis Allen, a Republican candidate for governor. […]

Senate plan would scrap income and property tax deductions

Senate plan would scrap income and property tax deductions

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday proposed a tax overhaul that does away with deductions for all state income and property taxes, going further than the version proposed by the House and delivering a blow to residents high-tax states, according to senators briefed on the plan.

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