We discuss the May Revision estimates for Proposition 30 revenues.
In this post, we present a map illustrating the variation in sales tax rates in two of California's major population centers.
This note provides information on March 2015 state tax collections.
In response to questions received during a January Senate budget hearing, we examine California's General Fund tax expenditures: tax deductions, credits, exclusions, and the like that reduce revenues below what they would be otherwise.
With the upcoming end of the "triple flip," a complex, decade-old mechanism affecting state and local finances in California, we have received several inquiries seeking a basic understanding of what the triple flip is and how its end will work exactly. This note addresses those issues.
The Department of Finance's Finance Bulletin, today's version of which includes November 2014 revenue data, is the key report on state revenues each month.
The property tax is the largest source of local tax revenue for all local governments combined.
In recent decades, Californians have spent more of their income on housing, health care, and other services not subject to the state and local sales tax.