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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.

Ventura County Treasurer-Tax Collector reduces costs for electronic payments

Ventura County Treasurer-Tax Collector reduces costs for electronic payments

VENTURA, Calif. – Ventura County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector, Steven Hintz, announced today that his office has concluded negotiations with ACI/OPAY, the County’s on-line and credit card processor, on a contract extension that reduces the cost to taxpayers who use a credit card or an electronic check to make payments to his office.  The new rate for […]

Tax cuts to help most in middle-class, not all: White House

Tax cuts to help most in middle-class, not all: White House

President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser on Thursday defended plans unveiled this week for sweeping tax cuts but said he could not guarantee they would benefit every middle-class taxpayer. The White House has moved to defend the proposed tax overhaul, which is still being crafted, from criticism that it will unduly help the wealthiest Americans […]

CA Controller Opposes Federal Tax Reform Proposal

CA Controller Opposes Federal Tax Reform Proposal

SACRAMENTO – State Controller Betty T. Yee, today released the following statement denouncing President Trump’s tax overhaul as deeply flawed and harmful to California’s economy. “I am disappointed that the Trump administration would use desperately needed tax reform as a tool to play partisan politics. His proposal will benefit billion-dollar corporations and the wealthy CEOs […]

California GOP’s “Gang of 8” Who Voted for Cap and Trade Are Feeling the Heat

California GOP’s “Gang of 8” Who Voted for Cap and Trade Are Feeling the Heat

. . By Stephen Frank GOP Assemblyman Marc Steinorth denounced his 2016 Democrat opponent as a supporter of cap and trade—including the 63 cents a gallon gas tax increase.  Now, he has voted for it—so the district might have elected a real Democrat instead—at least she was honest about her position.  His constituents decided to […]

CA Controller Calls on Congress to Save Federal Deduction for State and Local Taxes

CA Controller Calls on Congress to  Save Federal Deduction for State and Local Taxes

In letters to members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, State Controller Betty T. Yee today expressed her opposition to the president’s proposal to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes. “With the net effect of a tax increase, this change […]

Simi Council Quietly Passes Special Tax; Sorts Through Oil Pipeline Confusion and Discusses Public Transit Monday Night

Simi Council Quietly Passes Special Tax; Sorts Through Oil Pipeline Confusion and Discusses Public Transit Monday Night

By Kevin B. Harris Like a magician’s “disappearing coin” trick, the Simi Valley City Council quietly authorized a Community Facilities special tax for the Town Center Project when they included the vote as part of a 10-item, “Consent Calendar” single vote on Monday night. They also sorted through the necessary steps to establish a public […]

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