Proposition 24

Proposition 24
Initiative Statute.
1412. (09-0058, #1NS) – Final Random Sample Update – 06/24/10

Repeals Recent Legislation That Would Allow Businesses to Carry Back Losses, Share Tax Credits, and Use a Sales-Based Income Calculation to Lower Taxable Income.

Qualified: 06/24/10

Proponents: Robin Johansen and Karen Getman (510) 346-6200

Repeals recent legislation that would allow businesses to shift operating losses to prior tax years and that would extend the period permitted to shift operating losses to future tax years. Repeals recent legislation that would allow corporations to share tax credits with affiliated corporations. Repeals recent legislation that would allow multistate businesses to use a sales-based income calculation, rather than a combination property-, payroll- and sales-based income calculation. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Annual state revenue increase from business taxes of about $1.7 billion when fully phased in, beginning in 2011-12. (09-0058.) (Full Text)

NO – If this legislation passes, businesses in California would not receive certain tax breaks in 2010 and 2012 already signed into law. Repealing these pending tax breaks would threaten jobs in the private sector and cause more misery for businesses already struggling in the state.