Tax & Accounting Blog

Californians to Vote on Record Number of Revenue Measures

Californians to Vote on Record Number of Revenue Measures

While the 2016 Presidential Contest is receiving the most attention on the airwaves, Californians will cast their ballots on a whopping $32 Billion of proposed revenue measures. There are presently 427 revenue measures scheduled to appear on the November, 8 Ballots, breaking the previous record of 268 measures in the 2014 mid-term election. … Read More

Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Repeal Feminine Hygiene Tax; Governor Brown Vetoes Bills to Eliminate Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products

Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Repeal Feminine Hygiene Tax; Governor Brown Vetoes Bills to Eliminate Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products

Authored by Ruth Jeremiah Women all over New York are pleased to know that the tax on feminine hygiene products, such as tampons, has been repealed by Governor Cuomo. The governor signed the legislation in July, with it taking effect October, 1, 2016. “This is a regressive tax on … Read More

Cleveland Merger: Is This Thing Happening or What?

Cleveland Merger: Is This Thing Happening or What?

The clock is ticking for one of Ohio’s poorest cities, East Cleveland, to come up with a proposal that would meet acceptable terms for a merger with nearby Cleveland. East Cleveland has been hemorrhaging funds for years due to a dramatic decline in population combined with lower average household income to support tax revenues for local services, ranging from trash collection … Read More

Massachusetts Sharing Ride Share Revenue

Massachusetts Sharing Ride Share Revenue

In early August, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law legislation creating oversight on transportation ride sharing programs. The legislation also creates a Transportation Infrastructure Enhancement Trust Fund. This fund will be filled by a new $0.20 per ride surcharge imposed on “transportation network companies.” Transportation network companies are defined in the … Read More