Japan increases sales tax

Japan increased its sales tax from 5 percent to 8 percent on Tuesday, first time in 17 years…

Six cities face sales tax increases next week

Shoppers in six Bay Area cities will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets beginning April 1 when new sales tax rates go into effect…

Sales tax increase in parts of Bay Area

Some voters in Bay Area cities and counties approved a number of sales and use tax rate increases effective April 1, 2013. What are consumers and businesses opnions about sales tax increase…

New laws go into effect on New Year’s Day

Many new laws go into effect on New Year’s day including to increase california sales tax one quarter of one percent, and rise San Francisco’s minimum wage again to $10.55…

Alameda transportation tax measure fails

Nearly two weeks after the November election, Measure B1 has missed the required two-thirds passage by several hundred votes…

Voters approve most local tax, bond measures

California voters didn’t just pass Gov. Jerry Brown’s statewide tax initiative on Election Day. They also embraced local levies at an overwhelming rate…

Alameda ‘s measure B1: Sale tax increase

Alameda is among the Bay Area counties looking to raise sales tax in the upcoming November elections…

Online purchases cost state billions unpaid taxes

State officials are reminding those who chose to shop online that some purchases may require payment of use tax…