Seattle Gives In To Amazon, Votes To Repeal 3-Week-Old 'Head Tax' To Fight HomelessnessThe so-called "head tax" was repealed on a 7-2 vote from the council Tuesday, reversing the unanimous vote to pass it on May 14.
California Tobacco Tax Shoots Up By $2 Per Pack On SaturdayVoters approved the tax increase in November. It's projected to raise up to $1.4 billion a year.
LA County Supervisors Nix Plan To Tax Marijuana Businesses To Fund Homelessness FightThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to rescind last week's vote to put a marijuana business tax on the November ballot to fund the fight against homelessness.
Proposed Gas Tax Hike Takes Aim At Hybrid VehiclesState lawmakers in Sacramento are set to consider a tax increase on gas and hybrid vehicles.
Judge Gives Preliminary OK To $92.5 Million Settlement In Phone Tax Lawsuit If you used a phone in the city of Los Angeles between October of 2005 and March of 2008, you might have some cash coming to you.
Anaheim City Council To Hold Hearing On Disney Tax Break Extension RequestThe Anaheim City Council is set to hold a public hearing on a request for the city to ban a gate tax on two local Disney theme parks in exchange for a proposed $1 billion expansion of the resort.
CBS2 Investigates: Southland Doctors Defaulting On Student Loans Stick Taxpayers With The DebtRecords show 846 medical professionals nationwide owe more than $105 million to the government for their student loans. Forty-three percent of those, about 362 medical professionals, are in California.
Gov. Jerry Brown Poised To Increase Public School SpendingWith a growing $3 billion surplus, Democrats who control the Legislature will jockey to increase funding for child care, higher education and other social programs.
LA Mayor Backs Tax Credit To Fund Quake Retrofitting PlanSupporters of retrofitting certain properties in Los Angeles to make them less vulnerable to earthquakes have long struggled with a way to fund such a massive effort.
California Strips Blue Shield Of Tax-Exempt StatusState officials have stripped Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status, an exemption the nonprofit health insurer has held since its founding in 1939.
3 Mistakes To Avoid On Your 2014 Tax ReturnIf you haven't already begun, now's the time to prepare for filing your 2014 tax returns.
City Council Approves Steps To Make LA More Film-FriendlyThe measures include a five-year extension on a waiver of fees charged for filming at city-owned or controlled properties, like City Hall, libraries, airports and police department facilities.
Governor Announces $330M Tax Credit For California Film, TV Industry Gov. Jerry Brown announced a $330 million deal to boost funding for California film and television tax credit program over the next five years.
Malibu Cracks Down On Short-Term Rentals, Subpoenas Companies For RecordsMalibu City Council members discussed tightening enforcement on an occupancy tax similar to those required of hotels - something Mayor Skylar Peak calls a matter of fairness - at Monday night's meeting.
Truckers, Business Leaders Rally Against 'Hidden' Gas TaxSouthland truck drivers and local business leaders Thursday staged a protest over what they say is a hidden gas tax under California's "cap and trade" program.