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Antonio Villaraigosa on Tax Reform

 


Need new business tax structure to grow sales tax base

To attract and retain more businesses that generate jobs and large amounts of sales tax, I am calling for exempting auto dealers from the City's business tax.

Auto dealers produce substantially more sales tax than business tax. In 2010, auto dealers accounted for only $3.6 million in business tax revenue but a whopping $29 million in sales tax revenue.

Let's show them Los Angeles is open for their business and let's generate new jobs and revenues for our City.

Source: 2011 L.A. Mayoral press release #018837 , Nov 8, 2011

Business Tax Holiday should be permanent

Under the Business Tax Holiday, businesses are exempted from the City's business tax for the first three years that the business operates in LA. It is a proven tool for bringing businesses to Los Angeles and generating jobs. There should be no expiration date on this common-sense, job-creating policy.

A study shows the elimination of the tax will cost the City hundreds of millions of dollars. The Business Tax Holiday is incentive for job creators to move to Los Angeles without impacting our City budget

Source: 2011 L.A. Mayoral press release #015801 , Oct 25, 2011

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