Publication 216, The First 100 Years

1879-1979



The Subscription Television Tax

The Subscription Television Tax, which was enacted October 1, 1963, levied a two percent gross receipts tax on operators of subscription television service. Revenues were to be divided equally between the state and local governments.99 The Board of Equalization was to administer the new tax. However, the California voters repealed this tax by an initiative measure in the 1964 general election.

99 Statutes of 1963, p. 5016