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Established in 1980 by the California Taxpayers Association, the California Tax Foundation is dedicated to promoting sound tax policy and government efficiency through research and education.

2021 CalTax Foundation Webinar Series

Join the California Tax Foundation for its 2021 webinar series. Each month attendees will hear from leading State and Local Tax experts in California on timely and engaging topics, including: San Francisco's gross receipts tax, technology transfer agreements, and new tax laws. We will also be joined by special guest speakers from California's tax agencies. Meeting attendees may receive MCLE/CPE credit (upon approval by the State Bar).

Upland Aftermath: Do Local Taxes Require a Two-Thirds or Majority Vote?

Join Eric Coffill (Eversheds-Sutherland), Brad Marsh (Greenberg Traurig), Kurt Oneto (Nielsen Merksamer) and others as they discuss San Francisco's gross receipts tax, and whether a local special tax can be approved by a majority vote under California's Constitution.

Technology Transfer Agreements: Past, Present, & Future

Join CalTax Sales and Use Tax Technical Consultant Joan Armenta-Roberts for a discussion with Randy Ferris (EY), Jeff Varga (Paul Hastings), and Susan Bittick (Ryan) on California's sales tax treatment of technology transfer agreements, including a background on the Lucent decision and status of TTAs.

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December Webinar



School District Offers Teachers an Incentive to Retire Midway Through School Year

The San Diego Unified School District has offered teachers a financial incentive to retire December 31, during the current school year.

The Voice of San Diego reported: “Their classes will not be over, but their teachers will be gone. That may be the situation thousands of students will face after returning from winter break this year …. The departures will come midway through the school year and for the upper grades, weeks before their quarter ends in late January.”

Air Pollution Board Appears to Have Been Meeting Illegally for Years

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Board (APCD) has been operating unlawfully since October 2017 – failing to adhere to a requirement that the board include a licensed engineer – and must void all actions taken since then, according to a lawyer from the community group Friends of the Oceano Dunes.

Local District Accused of Defrauding Wildlife Foundation

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) accused the San Simeon Community Services District of knowingly applying for a grant it was not eligible for, according to an October 23 email rescinding the $125,000 grant.

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