Articles Tagged With ‘California Board of Equalization’

Appellate court nixes Sprint’s suit against SLO County

By STEW JENKINS A California Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that Sprint Telephone companies cannot sue for reimbursement of $9 million in taxes on property that had been over assessed in 50 California counties including San Luis Obispo County, because... (Continue reading)

Gasoline consumption on the rise

After eight years of declining consumption, California’s gasoline purchasing rose 0.9 percent during fiscal year 2013-14, offering another sign of an improving economy, according to data released by the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Tuesday. “Gasoline consumption increased for... (Continue reading)

California gas tax hike takes effect

Californians will pay an extra 3.5 cents per gallon of gas beginning Monday. [Mercury News] The 3.5-cent gas tax increase gives California the highest gas tax in the nation at nearly 72 cents per gallon. Drivers who travel 15,000 miles... (Continue reading)

Fat Cats Cafe files for bankruptcy

Port San Luis restaurant Fat Cats Café has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but will remain open. [Tribune] The popular restaurant has less than $50,000 in assets and at least $300,000 in liabilities to its top 20 creditors, according to... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man owes $456,902 in taxes

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A Paso Robles man has earned a place on the state’s annual list of the 500 largest delinquent sales and use tax scofflaws by posting debt of $456,902 accruing from his auto sales business. Jeffrey David Gallagher,... (Continue reading)

California says pay up

California is trying to shame 250 businesses and people into paying their delinquent taxes, including two individuals from the Central Coast who combined owe more than $1.1 million. As part of its collection tactic, the state posted its annual list last... (Continue reading)

Entire state tax board on the June ballot

All four members of a powerful though low profile tax board are up for grabs in June. [LATimes] California’s Board of Equalization is the nation’s only elected state tax board. The board settles state taxpayer disputes and determines which corporations... (Continue reading)

Bordonaro’s well-placed friends

(Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series about San Luis Obispo County Assessor and Republican politico Tom Bordonaro.) Amidst allegations that San Luis Obispo County Assessor Tom Bordonaro has reportedly used his office and his foundation to enrich his... (Continue reading)

Californians smoke 16 million ounces of pot a year

Here’s something that might keep Sheriff Pat Hedges awake at night: A new state report indicates that Californians smoke 16 million ounces of pot a year–that’s just less than one half-ounce a person for every resident in the state. [Sacramento... (Continue reading)