Make it easier to tax residents? California is already an extremely high-tax state and, according to the California Taxpayers Association, is home to the highest sales tax, gasoline tax and personal income tax levels in the nation. California has one of the highest corporate income tax rates, as well, and saddles economic activity with complex and costly regulatory processes. It’s astonishing that despite such high rates across major tax categories alongside such expansive regulatory authority, lawmakers still believe it should be easier to tax hardworking Californians even further.
By Marc Steinorth @ Taxpayer Advocate and Businessman from Rancho Cucamonga