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California Reports Cannabis Tax Revenue for First Quarter of 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration reported tax revenue numbers Wednesday for cannabis sales for the first Quarter of 2020. As of May 15, California’s cannabis excise tax generated $68.3 million in revenue reported on the 1st Quarter 2020 returns due by April 30,...

State Reports 4Q 2019 Cannabis Tax Revenues Higher Than 2018
Friday, Mar 6, 2020

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration reported cannabis tax revenues Friday for the 4th quarter of 2019 far exceeded revenue in the same period a year ago. As of February 18, 2020, California’s cannabis excise tax generated $84.4 million in revenue reported on the...

Newsom Signs Executive Order to Confront Youth Vaping
Monday, Sep 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Monday to confront the growing epidemic and health risks linked to youth vaping. The executive order directs the California Department of Public Health to launch a $20 million statewide digital and social media public awareness...

State Cannabis Tax Revenues Up in Q2 2019
Monday, Aug 26, 2019

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has reported increased tax revenue numbers for cannabis sales for the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the same period last year. As of August 16, the state’s cannabis excise tax generated $74.2 million in revenue reported on returns...

Cannabis Tax Revenue in First Quarter 2019 Nearly Doubles 1Q 2018
Friday, May 24, 2019

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration reported tax revenue numbers Friday totaling $116.6 million for cannabis sales for the first quarter of 2019. This compares to the $60.9 million total the CDTFA reported for the first quarter of 2018. As of May 15, California’s...

April 1: New Sales, Use Tax Rates to Take Effect
Monday, Mar 11, 2019

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has notified seller’s permit holders that new sales and use tax rates will take effect beginning April 1. The new rates are the result of voter-approved initiatives. To find the correct rate for your home or business location,...

Cannabis Sales Generate $103M in Tax Revenue for 4Q 2018
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

State tax revenue reported by the cannabis industry totaled $103.3 million for 4th quarter 2018 returns due by Jan. 31, 2019, according to numbers reported Tuesday by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. The total includes state cultivation, excise and sales taxes. It does not include...

California Sets New Use Tax Rules for In-State, Out-of-State Retailers
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

Beginning April 1, 2019, out-of-state retailers selling above certain thresholds into California will be required to collect state use taxes on their sales, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration announced Tuesday. Tuesday’s Special Notices also impact in-state and out-of-state...

Sept. 12: Free Tax Seminar for Nonprofit, Exempt Organizations
Monday, Aug 27, 2018

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and the city of Santa Clarita will host a free tax seminar for nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations at The Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topics will include: • Sales and Use Tax for Nonprofit Organizations • Employment...

Sept. 19: Free Sales Tax Class for Santa Clarita Restaurants

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration will host a free “Sales and Use Tax for Restaurants” class on Wednesday, Sept. 19 starting at 9 a.m. The class is designed to walk restaurant owners and financial managers step-by-step through such topics as: • Tips and gratuity...

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