Measure E: Gross Receipts Tax

Reduces payroll tax rates in favor of a new gross receipts tax on businesses
Outcome: Passed

Summary

Ordinance amending the Business and Tax Regulations Code to: 1) enact a new Article 12-A-1 (Gross Receipts Tax Ordinance) to impose a gross receipts tax and an administrative office tax on persons engaging in business activities in San Francisco; 2) amend Article 12-A (Payroll Expense Tax Ordinance) to reduce business payroll expense tax rates based on the amount of gross receipts tax collected under Article 12-A-1 (Gross Receipts Tax Ordinance); 3) amend Article 12 (Business Registration Ordinance) to establish business registration fees based on gross receipts and amend the current Business Registration fees to generate approximately $28.5 million in estimated additional revenue; 4) amend Article 12-A (Payroll Expense Tax Ordinance) to add a sunset date to the surplus business tax revenue credit; and 5) amend Article 6 (Common Administrative Provisions) to establish requirements for filing a tax return under Article 12-A-1 (Gross Receipts Tax Ordinance), establish penalties for non-filing, and amend the requirements for filing payroll expense tax returns and penalties for non-filing to conform to the new gross receipts tax. 

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If you vote "yes," you want the City to create a gross receipts tax designed to eliminate or reduce the tax on payroll costs. You also want the City to increase business registration fees.

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If you vote "no," you do not want the City to create a gross receipts tax designed to eliminate or reduce the tax on payroll costs. You also do not want the City to increase business registration fees.

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