California Tax Laws
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Taxes are collected at the federal, state, and local levels in a variety of ways. Tax revenue in California is used to pay for state roads, public schools, the California Highway Patrol, water infrastructure, courts, and other things that impact the lives of most Californians. While no one enjoys paying taxes, it is a trade-off that allows the state as a whole to provide essential services and maintain order. California has a relatively steep sales tax but Proposition 13 made the state attractive to businesses by keeping taxes low. Click on a link below to learn more about California tax laws, including taxes on cigarettes, liquor, and gasoline.
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We all know that taxes are inevitable, but what we may not know is how we can maximize deductions in order to pay less in personal income taxes. There are many different ways the California tax code provides for claiming deductions, such as through charitable contributions. Also, tax laws change every year and you'll want to be up-to-date on the most recent changes to any regulations. A great way to learn more about California tax laws is to speak with a local tax attorney.
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