On February 5, 2024, the Offices of the Controller and Treasurer & Tax Collector for the City and County of San Francisco published a report outlining tax reform recommendations in time to inform a potential ballot measure for the upcoming November 2024 election. The report recommends significant changes to San Francisco’s gross receipts tax.

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There has been an alarming expansion of local taxes. In some localities, this includes new local taxes imposed on businesses. In other localities, this includes aggressive interpretations of existing local ordinances by local tax agencies.

In this installment of A Pinch of SALT in Tax Notes State, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Michele Borens, John Ormonde

On January 27, 2021, a California Court of Appeal in the state’s First Appellate District affirmed a San Francisco trial court decision which held the California Constitution’s requirement that local taxes be approved by a supermajority vote does not apply to taxes imposed by voter initiative. This is the second decision out of the First

On December 17, 2020, a California Court of Appeal in the state’s Fifth Appellate District reversed a Fresno trial court decision, which held the California Constitution’s requirement that local taxes be approved by a supermajority vote applies to taxes imposed by voter initiative.  The Fifth District followed in the footsteps of the First Appellate District