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  2. California Franchise Tax Board - Wikipedia

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    In 1879 California adopted its state constitution which among many other programs created the State Board of Equalization and the State Controller, which administered all tax programs. In 1929, the state legislature created the office of the Franchise Tax Commissioner to administer California’s Bank and Corporation Franchise Tax Act. In 1950 ...

  3. List of California state agencies - Wikipedia

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    California State Government Organization Archived 2010-10-06 at the Wayback Machine - Chart showing a hierarchy of the above departments and commissions California State Agency Databases Archived 2016-03-07 at the Wayback Machine - Comprehensive list of state agencies and databases maintained by the American Library Association

  4. Economy of California - Wikipedia

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    The maximum 13.3% state personal income tax rate is the highest in the nation, but only applies to incomes over $1 million. The 8.4 percent "average" sales tax assessed by the state and local governments of California is one of the highest in the nation and varies by city and county from a low of 7.25% to 10.0%. Food, prescription drugs and ...

  5. Same-sex marriage in California - Wikipedia

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    San Francisco and numerous individuals sued the state of California seeking to overturn Proposition 22, the state law that limited marriage to opposite-sex couples. Among the different cases were City and County of San Francisco v. State of California, Tyler vs. State of California, filed by two same-sex couples, Woo and Chung v.

  6. Domestic partnership in California - Wikipedia

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    The same property tax provisions otherwise available only to married couples (Cal. R&T Code §62p) Access to some survivor pension benefits; Supervision of the Superior Court of California over dissolution and nullity proceedings; The obligation to file state tax returns as a married couple (260k) commencing with the 2007 tax year (Cal R&T Code ...

  7. Governorship of Ronald Reagan - Wikipedia

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    Educators were pleased with $40 million for early childhood education. To pay for all of this, the state sales tax was raised from 5.0% to 6.0%. Corporate income tax went up from 7.6% to 9.0% for corporations and from 11.6% to 13.0% for banks. In addition to new taxes some federal money was used, as well as increased revenue from older taxes.

  8. Capital punishment in California - Wikipedia

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    History Pre-Furman and pre-Anderson historyThe first known death sentence in California was recorded in 1778. On April 6, 1778 four Kumeyaay chiefs from a Mission San Diego area ranchería were convicted of conspiring to kill Christians and were sentenced to death by José Francisco Ortega, Commandant of the Presidio of San Diego; the four were to be shot on April 11.

  9. Incorporation (business) - Wikipedia

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    Lee the court ruled that there could be a corporate tax, essentially saying the structure of business was a justifiably discriminatory criterion for governments to consider when writing tax legislation. This was a unique ruling handed down during a unique time in US history that denied a corporation freedom it sought in the courtroom.