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Sales Tax on Services … it’s getting real.
The proponent for a sales tax on services, State Senator Robert Hertzberg (Van Nuys), is beginning to release some information on what he plans to do in 2020. From an article published earlier this week, Sen. Hertzberg indicates he is looking at a 2% sales tax on business-to-business services, and that he will try to put this before the voters on the November 2020 state ballot.
In the article linked above, Sen. Hertzberg was responding to the announcement of a business coalition formed to oppose any effort to impose a sales tax on services. That coalition, the California Tax & Budget Research Project, of which AIA California is a funding member, announced its website on Monday which includes research challenging the alleged benefits of a sales tax on services. You can view that website here.