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News, The Snitch Millennial Problems: SF Millennials Pay Highest Taxes, But Make Top Dollar

Millennial Problems: SF Millennials Pay Highest Taxes, But Make Top Dollar

Right around the time the latest tech-guy-notices-SF's-homeless rant was posted online and caused the predictable stir, a big-data translator was publishing a report about the other key issue facing San Francisco: millennials and their income taxes. In both instances, nothing was…
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News, The Snitch Same-Sex Marriage Means LGBT Californians Pay Less in Taxes

Same-Sex Marriage Means LGBT Californians Pay Less in Taxes

The two social issues on which the American public seems to be changing its mind most rapidly — same-sex marriage and the legalization of marijuana — bring out impassioned rhetoric on both sides. But beyond the moral realm, both topics…
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News, The Snitch Tax Cheat or Hero? Medical Marijuana Tax Revolt Brewing

Tax Cheat or Hero? Medical Marijuana Tax Revolt Brewing

Taxes are never far from Dave Hodges' mind. According to the state of California, Hodges, the founder and operator of the All American Cannabis Club in San Jose, owes almost a quarter million dollars in back taxes. According to Hodges,…
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News, The Snitch Californians Are Stifled by Their Own Government

Californians Are Stifled by Their Own Government

That's the conclusion, more or less, of a new study that ranks California near the bottom of the 50 states for the freedoms it grants its residents.The study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University ranked California 48th in…
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News, The Snitch Here Are San Francisco's Biggest Tax Debtors

Here Are San Francisco's Biggest Tax Debtors

Nobody likes paying taxes. Granted, not all of us are "angry" enough about them to don a tricorn hat and start ranting about the Nafta Superhighway and the Federal Reserve. But the chunk of money Uncle Sam takes out of…
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News, The Snitch Congressman Pete Stark Aims to Save Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Big Bucks

Congressman Pete Stark Aims to Save Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Big Bucks

As if raids from gun-toting Drug Enforcement Agency agents weren't enough to make stoners paranoid, California's medical marijuana clubs can also be shut down real fast by the IRS. That's because the Internal Revenue Service has declared that California's legal…
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News, The Snitch TurboTax Insists Users Have Middle Name -- Or You Can't E-File

TurboTax Insists Users Have Middle Name -- Or You Can't E-File

Relax! While April 15 is, traditionally, known as Tax Day, you have until Monday to get this thing done. (This, conveniently, will provide one more answer to the query, "Why is this night different from all other nights?").But if you're…
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News, The Snitch Wesley Snipes Tax Evasion Sentence Outrages Libertarian Party

Wesley Snipes Tax Evasion Sentence Outrages Libertarian Party

The leader of the nation's Libertarian Party said today he's outraged that Wesley Snipes has been sentenced to three years in prison, citing it as an example of the IRS' unfair "selective enforcement," and of the fact evaders evade because…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Taxpayer-Funded Poll Reveals S.F. Taxpayers Don't Want to Pay Taxes

S.F. Taxpayer-Funded Poll Reveals S.F. Taxpayers Don't Want to Pay Taxes

A poll commissioned by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority revealed that city voters are in no mood to pay the taxes the Board of Supervisors will likely today move to place on the ballot -- where voters will eventually…
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News, The Snitch Your E-Filed Taxes Saved IRS $195M (and Counting). But Post Office Not Thrilled.

Your E-Filed Taxes Saved IRS $195M (and Counting). But Post Office Not Thrilled.

Yesterday we reported that nearly eight of every 10 tax forms received by the IRS by early April was sent electronically. This put members of the United States Postal Service in the position of another blue-uniformed figure with little to…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Cracks List of Nation's Three Fastest-Plummeting Housing Markets (We Took Bronze)

S.F. Cracks List of Nation's Three Fastest-Plummeting Housing Markets (We Took Bronze)

What do Phoenix, Las Vegas and San Francisco have in common? Yep: sketchy nightclubs and plummeting housing prices. According to S&P data released today, San Francisco's median housing prices have dropped 28 percent since last spring, one of the…
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News, The Snitch Chronic City: The 'Oaksterdam Model' For Legal Pot In California

Chronic City: The 'Oaksterdam Model' For Legal Pot In California

With Oakland broke and growing broker (like many other American cities), calls for the city to get into the growing and selling of medical Marijuana are being taken more seriously.The idea seems a lot less crazy when you take a…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Assessor Phil Ting Takes on the Catholic Church Tomorrow Morning

S.F. Assessor Phil Ting Takes on the Catholic Church Tomorrow Morning

Tomorrow morning, assessor Phil Ting will be arguing in front of the San Francisco Appeals Board that the Catholic Church owes San Francisco up to $15 million in transfer taxes -- one of the largest tax bills in the city's…
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News, The Snitch SEIU: Mayor Agrees to Push 'Tax Hike' For November Ballot

SEIU: Mayor Agrees to Push 'Tax Hike' For November Ballot

Following a marathon negotiating session with the mayor's office, the SEIU last week agreed to a series of concessions that could save the city scores of millions of dollars. The details of those concessions were not released to the public,…
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News, The Snitch Hardline Catholics: Just Because You Gays Can't 'Marry' Doesn't Mean We Should Have to Pay Taxes!

Hardline Catholics: Just Because You Gays Can't 'Marry' Doesn't Mean We Should Have to Pay Taxes!

San Francisco and Catholics just ain't gettin' along these days (if they ever did). We recently wrote about the Catholic Right urging believers nationwide to tell Mayor Gavin Newsom he's responsible for the recent graffiti on Most Holy Redeemer Catholic…
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News, The Snitch Make A Few Deductions and Some Tricks For Tax Day

Make A Few Deductions and Some Tricks For Tax Day

Tax day is coming and I know it's hard to fight Uncle Sam to keep a few bucks and not lose. I mean, not even a vampire-hunter could win the battle. However, take a look at these 13 overlooked…
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