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A Black Friday shopper navigates Pepper, a robotic concierge stationed at Westfield Mall in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, November 25, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco talks robot tax

Following the recent advice of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Supervisor Jane Kim…

 

A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Business leaders call proposed SF tech tax political, counterproductive

The technology sector Tuesday blasted a proposed tax on tech companies as…

 

Courtesy PhotoSan Francisco is upgrading its data systems before the switch

San Francisco’s switch to gross receipts tax will be costly

San Francisco’s payroll tax was kicked to the curb in the November…

 

Technology investor and staunch mayoral ally Ron Conway

Spending on local ballot measures soared in 2012 election

The rush of money into city political campaigns was not just limited…

Technology investor and staunch mayoral ally Ron Conway
Courtesy PhotoSupervisor Mark Farrell wants a tax break for small businesses regardless of Prop. E's outcome.

San Francisco considering tax break on payrolls for small businesses

Small businesses that are growing could benefit from a payroll-tax break during…

Courtesy PhotoSupervisor Mark Farrell wants a tax break for small businesses regardless of Prop. E's outcome.

Prop. E will boost our business climate

The City’s payroll tax unfairly penalizes businesses that employ large numbers of…

Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor John Avalos are both working on proposals for the business payroll tax.

Progress elusive on single tax reform proposal

Although agreement remains elusive on a single November measure to replace San…

Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor John Avalos are both working on proposals for the business payroll tax.
s.f. examiner file photoPossible battle at the ballot box: Warring business tax proposals pitched by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor John Avalos will be debated next month.

Voters may get chance to decide whether city keeps existing policies

The City’s patchwork of tax breaks for various industries will live on…

s.f. examiner file photoPossible battle at the ballot box: Warring business tax proposals pitched by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor John Avalos will be debated next month.
San Francisco has a payroll tax that assesses a 1.5 percent tax on the total compensation paid to employees. The tax kicks in when a payroll exceeds $250

Businesses may net tax breaks

San Francisco’s small businesses could be in a store for a tax…

San Francisco has a payroll tax that assesses a 1.5 percent tax on the total compensation paid to employees. The tax kicks in when a payroll exceeds $250
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSupervisor John Avalos

Taking the bite out of San Francisco taxes

Replacing San Francisco’s tax on business payrolls with a gross receipts levy…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSupervisor John Avalos

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and tech leaders confer on stock option tax

Oh, to be a fly on the wall at the latest meeting…