Tax Policy Center

California

State and Local Issues: TaxVox
On the California ballot this year is an initiative that could partially unravel what is possibly one of the most consequential ballot initiatives.
October 26, 2020Richard C. AuxierTracy GordonKim S. Rueben
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Uber and Lyft are threating to shut down operations in California because the state considers their drivers employees rather than independent contractors. The distinction might...
August 20, 2020Richard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Has the $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction included in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act produced a mass migration...
February 10, 2020Lucy DadayanNoah Zwiefel
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
The California Legislature has moved to prohibit local governments from offering certain sales tax incentives to promote economic development and attract businesses, such as e-commerce...
September 30, 2019Megan Randall
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A sprawling and controversial new labor law signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom this week could have major tax consequences for gig workers in the...
September 20, 2019Howard Gleckman
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With Tax Day here, taxpayers are scrambling to finish up their returns—both federal and state (that is, if their state has an individual income tax)...
April 15, 2019Lucy Dadayan
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Last year, California raised its excise taxes on motor fuels. The tax on gasoline increased from 34.7 cents per gallon to 46.7 cents per gallon...
November 1, 2018Robert McClelland
: TaxVox
Forty years ago, California voters were sent a 63-page pamphlet explaining the 13 questions on the primary ballot that June. At the end of the...
June 21, 2018Kim S. RuebenRichard C. Auxier
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Late last October, Governor Dan Malloy approved a two-year $40.2 billion budget for Connecticut more than 100 days after the fiscal year began. A strongly...
March 9, 2018Kim S. Rueben
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Starting as soon as it can be made operational, perhaps in 2018 , as many as 7 million private-sector California workers who currently have no...
December 2, 2016C. Eugene SteuerlePamela Perun