California’s accountants, lawyers, dry cleaners, and auto repair shops already pay one of the nation’s highest state income taxes. Adding a sales tax on services would create a paperwork nightmare for small businesses and amounts to a double tax on their hard work. Taxpayers, small business owners, and service industry employees must work together to defeat this billion dollar tax.
The Orange County Register uncovers an obscure rulemaking provision that could be used to impose a new multi-billion dollar tax on services - without a 2/3 vote of the legislature. This potential budget breakthrough should scare and mobilize every taxpayer in California.